[REVIEW: From This Day Forward by Groeschel]

[REVIEW: From This Day Forward by Groeschel]

I am a newlywed still (just shy of 6 months of being married), so I am actively learning how to make our marriage a successful one.

Just before reading this book, I looked through 7 Things He’ll Never Tell You: But You Need to Know by Kevin Leman and wasn’t impressed. Granted, there were a few things that were funny, but his statements like “You will never hear from your husband something like ‘How was your day, honey?'” are way too cliche. Firstly, because Sam does ask me how I am doing and, secondly, because it’s rather silly to use definitive “never” when talking about relationships.

When I started reading From This Day Forward by Craig and Amy Groeschel, I hoped it would not be so prejudiced – and I was glad to realize it wasn’t!

The book talks about five commitments that, if implemented and followed, will help the marriage thrive: seeking God together, fighting fair, having fun, staying pure – and NEVER giving up.

I liked (and already recommended) the book for several reasons:

  • It is written in an easy-to-understand style – even for someone for whom English is not a native language, it would be a good book to read (and learn English along the way!)
  • It includes good personal stories – serious as well as hilarious (oh, the pancakes:)
  • It is written mostly by Craig, but Amy also has her say in appendixes to the chapter. Therefore, you get double perspective – after all, a couple includes two people, right?
  • It is as good for those who are already married as for those who are thinking about it.

All in all, I think it is a good book on relationships.

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  • When was it written? They have one from a few years ago. Is it the same one?

    • It says inside the book that first printing took place in August 2014. So I am guessing this is another from their books on marriage, but not the same one as you have.

  • We are always looking for good resource books to give and this sounds like one. It’s short but to the point. Thanks Zee for the review.

    • Betty – yes, it is a great book for those who are thinking about getting married or just got married. It probably is good for those who are married for a long time as well, but (1) I have only experienced being married for 6 months and (2) it *is* a short book. However, it is very to the point and with a good sense of humor.

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