Friday, March 18, 2016
Tying the Knot (Review)
This review is for the book "Tying the Knot" by Rob Green. I will admit that my husband and I went to very few premarital counseling sessions, and I don't remember them being very meaningful. By the grace of God we have floundered our way through eleven years of marriage and they have been the happiest years of my life. I wish I had paid more attention to premarital classes, though, and I REALLY wish that some of my friends and family would be involved in premarital counseling. Marriage is taken very lightly at times, but if people would read a book like this with a mentor and actually do the work, I believe they would either realize they aren't ready for marriage or they would know how to make it through the rough spots easier.
The book focuses on Jesus being the center of the marriage relationship, from how you love each other to solving problems, to your expectations, to communication and finances, to your community and even your intimacy with each other. All of those aspects of marriage must be centered on Jesus for them to function well. Each chapter has incredible advice that lines up with scripture. Then there is homework, which includes things like action steps, thinking about your past, memorizing scripture, praying for your fiance, and the author suggests other books that could be helpful on this journey. I think this is one of the best books on premarital advice I have read. I would highly recommend it to anyone engaged.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.