This review is for the book "Don't Go to Bed Angry" by Deb and Ron DeArmond. I loved this book. The authors begin by explaining that arguing or disagreeing is a fact of life in a marriage, but you should be following some rules. The authors spend the rest of the book discussing the things you have to figure out when fighting in a marriage - burdens (how conflict creates burdens), baggage (our "stuff" from our past), bridges (being able to bring a conversation back to a constructive mode), barriers (our personality and behaviors), boundaries (replacing negative patterns of behavior with positive actions) and blessings (walking in alignment).
Each chapter goes in depth on these topics and ends with a section called "Put on the Gloves!" This is a section that both spouses can complete. There are questions to answer individually and then come together and discuss them, as well as other questions that should lead to a discussion, and then scripture that should also lead to a discussion. You also should be writing down new discoveries about yourself and your spouse, and then there is a prayer you can read after each chapter.
I loved this book. It is honest, it is realistic, and it is a great read. I think it is an awesome book for couples to read in order to gain a better understanding of how to fight - scripturally! We're human, and we're going to argue, so the best thing we can do is figure out how to love each other through the arguments and most of all, keep the focus on God.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.