I never want to be in a place where my marriage is on autopilot.
I love the comfort and the second-nature feeling that has come with time, and I’m excited to see the way that grows over the years… but I also don’t want to let that be enough and then wake up one day and realize I should have been doing things very differently.
I like to read a couple of marriage books per year for this reason. Sometimes they repeat the same general information, but they’re always a good reminder.
Making Marriage Beautiful, by Dorothy Greco, is a really great book which also happens to offer some unique insight to the table. While this happens to be one of the very few spiritually-based marriage books I’ve read written by a woman, she also talks about a few points I haven’t read about in any of my other books in the past.
On top of that, Greco has interviewed several different couples to provide even more perspective than just her own—a bi-racial couple, a couple who battled an affair together, and more—to create an even deeper look at the topics she discusses in each chapter.
I do recommend this book, and best of all, I really feel like I recommend it to everyone—the newly engaged, the happily married, the not-so-happily married, the empty-nesters, the soon-to-be-grandparents—everybody.