Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Messy Beautiful Love: Hope And Redemption For Real-Life Marriages, by Darlene Schacht

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Synopsis: "Messy Beautiful Love" delivers an incredible testimony of grace that offers hope for today's marriages and a spark for rekindling love.

Love gets messy.

Financial problems, sickness, aging parents, a chronically unhappy spouse . . . trials will inevitably come that threaten your marriage. No matter how long you've been married or how strong your relationship is, sooner or later you are going to have a mess to clean up.

"Messy Beautiful Love" is about cleaning up messes God's way, exchanging your ideas for His, and being prepared for both the best and the worst that marriage has to offer.

When you surrender your relationship to God, then and only then will you experience the blessing of marriage as He intended. This is the blessing of obedience. "Messy Beautiful Love" is an invitation to that obedience. The cynical world says marriages don't last, but God knows better. Tune out the world and tune in to Him. When you do that, a beautiful marriage is not only possible, it's inevitable

Thoughts: **I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review**

I've been a fan of the Time-Warp Wife via Facebook and her blog page for a while now, and reading this book cemented that fandom. I will now be her fan for life!!

When I read the first chapter, where her husband confronted her and she confessed her affair, it was like reading my own story--including knowing that, with the grace and forgiveness of God,they worked through it and stayed together, stronger than before.

Every chapter in this book is filled with great advice and insight into being the wife God wants us to be. My copy is full of blue highlighter marks where things touched my heart. While I was aware of the Bible verses she quotes, her take on how to live them is often fresh and informative.

I would recommend this to any woman who wants to have a God-centered marriage.

My rating: Five Stars

1 comment:

Ryann Dannelly said...

I really like the cover of this book!