First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life by Marcus Kusi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If you look for a book to give you advice about marriage you will have thousands to choose from. Expand that search to the Internet and you’ll add thousands of sites. Some claim to have all the answers or to know the perfect steps towards a happy marriage. So how do you know which book, or which site, you should turn to? Which steps should you adopt? My suggestion is to read whatever appeals to you and try out the various steps with your spouse while keeping your communication lines open. There isn’t a single book or site that fits every relationship but many of them have similar suggestions. This particular book is brief and written in a way to be easily understood. It has a blog feel to it which seems to be the next great way to get a book published. I like the outline style and bullet points to help separate each part. I like the quotations by other people and the long list of questions to open up discussions with your spouse. Overall this is a decent book for those looking to marry, recently married, or even those who have hit a rough patch and have no idea how to move forward. I wouldn’t recommend only reading this one book as I feel there are a great number of books out there with valuable information. Also, if your marriage is deteriorating it may be wise to seek counseling such as couples therapy. I received an ARC through the author in exchange for an honest review.