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Summary: Is it possible to have a long-term marriage full of love and happiness? According to Craig Groeschel, yes! In Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After (previously released as Going All the Way) Craig talks about how those hoping to marry someday (and even those who have been married for years) can do things different now in order to have a long lasting marriage in the future. It takes the commitment to choose to be different and to want more than just “doing ok”. Written honestly, with bits of his personal life as examples, Craig Groeschel lays it all out and suggests ways to make the changes in order to have a relationship that can weather the storm.
Review: I think my favorite part of the whole book was how Mr. Groeschel said that we’re not to look for “the one” because “the One” should be God, we should be looking for “the two”. And that really is how it works best. How can a person have a lasting committed relationship with their spouse if they can’t even have one with God? God is the One, your spouse (or spouse to be) is the two. And that’s how the book is written too, there’s the first chapter that’s basically “This is what we’re aiming for” and then right on the heels of that comes chapter 2 which is about “Finding the One”. THEN there’s “Finding Your Two”. I’ve always thought that’s how it should be but any more I would be considered “old-fashioned”. Go figure.
Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After has 15 chapters that cover pretty much everything! The One, your Two, friendship, sex myths, co-habitation. . . There’s even a handy dandy study guide in the back which makes this a really good book to do for a singles group or for a mixed married-singles group. I honestly think this book will go on my shelf with all the other books I usually suggest to those looking to get married or looking to try and make it work. It’s too good to NOT read and consider. Craig Groeschel makes a good case for making a change in how we approach relationships.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.