In an effort to combat the negativity our society often associates with marriage, Fawn Weaver sets out on a “worldwide search for the secrets of a great marriage,” and she succeeds. She is passionate about marriage and obviously in love with her husband. In her travels she receives timeless wisdom and reminders that are not earth-shattering. They are important, and our modern culture of “me” tends to neglect them. Two of these universal ideas are to respect and trust your spouse.
Anyone who is married or plans to marry should read this book. Yes, it’s that good without being preachy or overdone. Reading Weaver’s story is like having coffee with a friend. It is comfortable, informative, and easy-going with dashes of history included about the areas she visits. I enjoyed the entire book and marked many pages to refer to later for their wisdom.
Here are a few gems:
(paraphrased from p. 73) Since you have two different people who have come together, each has to do his part in finding solutions to come together. This makes love a daily problem, and you continue to build your marriage everyday.
(p. 143) “[He does] kind gestures for no reason.”
(p. 160) “Rather than just thinking about me, [we each] consider us.”
Go ahead and read it. This is not a self-help or advice book, but a compilation of lessons in love.
5 out of 5 stars!
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book from Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.