15 April 2011

Love & War

"Maybe we ought to just start this book here: Marriage is fabulously hard. Everyone who has been married know this. Though years into marriage it still catches us off guard, all of us. And newly married couples, when they discover how hard it is, they seem genuinely surprised. Shocked, and disheartened, by the fact. Are we doing something wrong? Did I marry the wrong person? The sirens that lure us into marriage-romance, love, passion, sex, longing, companionship-seem so far from the actual reality of married life we fear we have made a colossal mistake, caught the wrong bus, missed our flight. And so the hardness also comes as something of an embarrassment. (Don't you feel embarrassed to admit how hard your marriage is?) Maybe it's just us. Nope. This is everyone. We might as well come out and say it. "


This is an excerpt from the book "Love and War" by John and Stasi Eldredge. This is an awesome book that every married couple should read! In my opinion it is the best marriage book I have read, and even though we have only been married four years I have read my fair share. :)

My advice though, don't read it until you have been married at least three years. I have already read it once and I just started reading it again. It puts everything out there so honestly and just is so good.





2 comments:

  1. Love & Respect by the same authors is also really really good. I hesitate to compare it to Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus....but this one comes at the subject of our differences from a Christian perspective and was very helpful to me. I still use quotes from that book often and it is about time to read it again!

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  2. Yea, we like that one too! Except that is actually written by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and Love & War is by John & Stasi Eldredge. :)

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