Is it possible that certain actions and behaviors could actually increase love between spouses? The authors, after years of counseling marriage partners, are convinced we love for reasons. We can provide those reasons to be loved. In fact, we should not expect unconditional love without providing the appropriate reasons to be loved in such a way. (110/1865) We can strengthen the love in a marriage and this book provides the knowledge to do so.
This is a very encouraging and practical book. The authors cover a number of topics such as, conflict, personality differences, listening, and demonstrating affection. The topics are ones spouses face in the course of marriage in general and ones that come up when there has been a break in trust. I was especially pleased that the authors wrote about elements of Christian faith and practice that strengthen marriages.
The authors include lots of practical exercises dealing with how to grow in loving another as well as how to grow in being lovable. Often the exercises include writing thoughts down and then discussing them. I think the strength of the book is the practical exercises and steps given at the end of each chapter. They are exercises the authors have seen work in their marriage counseling.
This is a powerful little book. It contains a wealth of information for couples wanting to lock in the love they have for each other.
You can find out more about the book and read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.