Don’t be fooled, marriage is hard work and it’s never perfect, so who better to write a Christian marriage advice book than Kurt Bubna, author of Epic Grace: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot, and pastor of Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, Washington.
Bubna has a unique style of weaving personal stories with biblical principals that I find so refreshing. And it’s his willingness to open up about his personal experiences that make this book so special.
The book opens with the best explanation of the difference between a “contract marriage” and a “covenant marriage” that I have ever read. “A contract marriage is rigid, unkind, impatient, and demanding. A covenant marriage gives the grace and freedom we each need to grow and develop”. Bubna expands on this one example and if this was the only chapter you read, your marriage is on its way to being stronger than it ever has been.
Bubna continues on to other topics including communication, conflict, what men want, what women want, and yes, sex. He dives into each topic with honesty, truth, and personal experience. No topic is sidestepped, glossed over, Bubna delivers with a raw straightforwardness that makes this book such a vital tool in strengthening a perfectly imperfect marriage.
Bubna also included some very valuable resources that will strengthen any relationship, Marriage Communication Inventory, Affection Reflection, Sex Opinion Questionnaire and Couples Discussion Guideline, and a list of recommended reading.
I highly recommend this book for newlyweds, longtime married couples, and also singles. Start your marriage on the path to a stronger more meaningful union by picking up this book. You won’t regret it.
5 out of 5 stars! You can buy the book HERE
I received a complementary copy of Mr. & Mrs. from Essential Life Press solely for the purpose of my own honest opinion of the book.