John and Stasi write so openly it’s like sitting in their living-room talking with them. They start out “Love & War” by assuring us that marriage can be done. They use the rest of the book to tell us how, often telling pieces of their own story.
We are reminded that God has plans for our marriage and that because of that fact, storms will come. We will also be tested by all those quirks our spouse has that bug us. The good news is, John and Stasi give us tips on how NOT to let those quirks drive a wedge into our marriage.
They also touch on intimacy and how important it is, not only in the little picture, but also in the big picture. John and Stasi tell us how we can give ourselves, as fully as possible, to our spouse. They even talk about s-e-x…
It’s refreshing to read a book on how we can make marriage work. Especially since the authors admit their own shortcomings. I agree with them whole-heartedly that this would be a great book to go through in a small group, or even a married couples Sunday School class. I love how open and honest John and Stasi are, and how real they seem. They’re not just counselors, they’re people who’ve experienced everything they write about. “Love & War” gets a 5-star rating from me, not only because it is well-written and easy to read (for me), but because it’s relevant. If you or anyone you know want to go deeper in their marriage, get to the root of their marriage problems, or just needs a good book to read, give “Love & War: Find Your Way To Something Beautiful in Your Marriage” by married couple John and Stasi Eldredge a read!
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Waterbrook-Multnomah Publishers in exchange for an honest review.