“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of every day life into a golden haze.”
-Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
Marriage is hard work. If you don't agree, you probably aren't married! We take two different, but innately selfish people, put them under the same roof and say, “Work it out.” Most of us received little to no pre-marital counseling and we may or may not have had a good role model for how to resolve conflict in marriage. It really is hard, amidst the daily chores and responsibilities to keep the romance alive. No wonder there is such a plethora of marriage-help books on the market!
Today, Family Christian is giving away one copy of From This Day Forward: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage to one very blessed Good Old Days Farm reader. Craig Groeschel writes about five commitments spouses can make to each other (Seek God, Fight Fair, Have Fun, Stay Pure, Never Give Up) and in each chapter his wife Amy jumps in with her perspective. The authors are candid and down-to-earth and there are lots of stories and Scripture to back up their points. And while they don't offer any amazing secrets to a happy marriage that you haven't already thought of, they do offer the perspective of many years of marriage to encourage their readers that even though life doesn't always go smoothly, it is possible to be happily married, even in difficult times.
I thought the five commitments presented make a great checklist. If you're feeling frustrated with your marriage… even if things aren't “bad” per se, just a little hum drum… It would be a great idea to review the five commitments to see where there might be room for improvement.
Disclaimer: I received one review copy of From This Day Forward from Family Christian, but no other compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. Additionally, the winner will either receive a copy of the book, or a gift certificate to Family Christian purchase the book (which can be used in person or online). This decision is at the discretion of the Publisher.
You can purchase a copy at Family Christian Bookstores or enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below: