Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book Review: Let's Get Real

Let's Get Real: Bringing Authenticity and Wholeness to Your Marriage
Let's Get Real: Bringing Authenticity and Wholeness to Your Marriage
By Dale and Jena Forehand
NavPress, 2011
English, 192 pgs

By studying seven essentials based on God's Word and His Son for a fulfilling marriage, you and your spouse will be inspired to make your marriage thrive.

The Let's Get Real workbook outlines the same principles for revitalizing marriage that the Forehands teach at conferences across the country. Through practicing these principles, you’ll become empowered by God’s truth to be more authentic and intimate with one another.

Safety, love, forgiveness, acceptance—things we hope to have in our marriages. But every relationship faces challenges over the years. It's how we deal with those challenges that can cause problems or create growth.

The Let's Get Real workbook looks at marriage as a whole, potential pitfalls, and real ways to make positive changes.

You’ll discover:
• The five elements of being a safe mate
• The two deepest needs of men and women
• The four qualities of authentic love
And much more!

Best used with the Let’s Get Real DVD and leader’s guide.

The cool thing about this book is that it's a marriage book written by people who have gone through a rough marriage, rough divorce and an amazing reconciliation and re-marriage. They know what they're talking about because they've been through it. Theirs is a very emotional story and they are open and blunt about their troubles.

I like that the chapters have questions in the middle of them. They aren't just at the end or in the back like some books do the study questions. You think about it as soon as you read about it. For that reason, I recommend a couple who is using the book to have one copy for each person. Makes it a little more personal that way.

I think this is great for couples in a rough time, but I also think it's great for a couple who isn't in that spot. It could help keep from getting into that rough time.

I received a copy of the book for review purposes from NavPress. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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