Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beyond Ordinary by Justin and Trish Davis (Review)

  • Paperback: 256 pages

  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (December 20, 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1414372273

  • How safe is your marriage? The answer may surprise you. The biggest threat to any marriage isn't infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Ordinary marriages lose hope. Ordinary marriages lack vision. Ordinary marriages give in to compromise. Ordinary is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for ordinary, it's easy to move from "I do" to "I'm done."Justin and Trisha Davis know just how dangerous ordinary can be. In this beautifully written book, Justin and Trisha take us inside the slow fade that occurred in their own marriage--each telling the story from their own perspective. Together, they reveal the mistakes they made, the work they avoided, the thoughts and feelings that led to an affair and near divorce, and finally, the heart-change that had to occur in both of them before they could experience the hope, healing, and restoration of a truly extraordinary marriage.

    My Review:

    I am not married. I have never been married. I wanted to get that out of the way since this is a non fiction book about having a better marriage. I thought the book was interesting. It was written in a he said/she said manner. The ideas seemed like they would work. The authors were completely transparent about the serious problems they had. I was so surprised they did not divorce. I could not believe everything Justin did and Trisha still forgave him. It showed the power of God and forgiveness. They obviously worked through things and have a loving marriage now. It was inspirational and I recommend it to married couples even if they are doing good. Recommended.

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