(I received a copy of each book for free in return for my honest opinion of them. I was not compensated nothing at all for this post.)
I want to start off by saying I have been married for 7 years so far and hoping for many, many more years. My husband and I have known each other for over 20 years though. We were on and off throughout high school and of course after that too, but we were always best friends. I can honestly say as of today he still is my BEST friend.
As you know any marriage is not a piece of cake, but it seems if the problem is tough and we work on it together it brings us closer together. It can be hard to make time for each other. Especially when you have small children. You are busy building a family; working hard to provide and keep those kids in order. I think that’s why a lot of marriages fail. Too often, making time for a husband and wife gets put by the wayside to focus on the kids in the critical years of a marriage.
Everyone is busy and when you reach a certain point in your life when the kids are grown and you find it’s time to reconnect with your hubby or wife, you may feel it’s a difficult thing to do. It may seem that you might have lost the connection or spark that you once had for each other. It also may feel like you don’t even know each other anymore. That is why I am telling you about these two great books that I got to review.
LISTS TO LOVE BY FOR BUSY WIVES by Mark and Susan Merrill
LISTS TO LOVE BY FOR BUSY HUSBANDS by Mark and Susan Merrill
The author, Mark and Susan Merrill understand that couples crave love, but don’t always know how to express it to one another. These thirty lists will carry husbands and wives through an entire month of learning to love their wives more deeply–wisdom they will come back to again and again. The real life answers in these books will help many couples refresh and of course strengthen their marriage.
MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ON THESE BOOKS
I am going to start by telling you I know sometimes throughout our marriage I am not the greatest, perfect wife. I can admit it, but my husband doesn’t admit it about himself. I know and anyone that knows us knows that he can use help in this department.
As for me, I know that I seem to always be busy, that is because I am. I tend to take on to many things in a day, but I have always been like that. I also am in end-stage renal failure and I know this has put a weight on our relationship. It is not so much him but me. My dialysis does take a lot out of me and I am not thrilled about it all.
Lists to Love By for Busy Wives and Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands are perfect companion books that will help find that lost connection and strengthen those vows you took. The books are small in size yet large in information and tasks.
I had read both books so I had an idea of the one for the husbands too. I did give it to my husband and he is in the middle of reading it. I also have been trying to go by what is in these books. I have a feeling that these books will help save our marriage. The information in these books are all broken down into parts, so it is easier to follow along.
Some examples that will be in the books:
* 10 texts to send to your husband.
* 8 expectations for a great marriage.
* 8 keys to understanding what your husband is saying.
* 11 things a husband and wife must agree on.
And so on with 30 lists altogether to work through.
You can find lists like:
* 3 things to remember about marriage
* 7 things husband should stop doing
* 5 unfair expectations you may have of your wife
And so much more.
Is your marriage as good as you want it to be?
Do you think your marriage could use more help?
I personally would just suggest to you all to grab these two books and sit down and read them. There is no marriage out there that can not use a little help. So come and grab them and make your marriage even stronger and happier.