I have to be honest and tell you that this book was definitely not what I expected. I was thinking that it would be another marriage book full of advice and maybe if I was lucky, a few personal stories. Instead, the book is an intimate look at the Smith marriage and all of their struggles in their first years of marriage. It takes a lot (a whole lot) of courage to be as open as Jennifer Smith is in this book. And I really appreciated her openness and honesty.
Smith tells of her courtship of both Christ and her husband and how there were obstacles along the way. She doesn't hold back and even talks about the most intimate of struggles that any marriage faces and she shows that a marriage can grow in spite of the struggles it faces. Their marriage is also proof that intimacy is so much more than what we tend to think. She also shows that their is a direct effect on the relationships of marriage depending on your relationship with God.
I love that Smith doesn't hold back on the tough subjects. I love that she doesn't try to make everything seem perfect when it's not. And I love that she reiterates what I always say. Love is a choice. Marriage is a choice. Marriage is hard. But you can makes the choices that will make you marriage and your relationship with God stronger everyday.
** I received this book from Tyndale Publisher in exchange for my review.**