Berls Reviews The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Posted September 17, 2020 by Berls in Review / 3 Comments

So in the last 12 months we had a baby, I started a new career, we moved 2 times, a pandemic hit the world, I got laid off, started a new job, and my then 9 month old had surgery. If that doesn’t put stress on a marriage, I don’t know what does. And honestly, I feel like we were rocking it until COVID. Oh and, BTW, I’m working full time while watching my son alone since my husband works outside the house.

Anyway, the stress took it’s toll and my therapist recommended this book. It was great! So full of practical advice. Complete with quizzes to check the state of your marriage in each of the 7 principles, tons of activities and talking points and lists to refer to, many real world examples, and realistic explanations. I like that the book doesn’t just focus on communication – though that is important – but on the many ways you can be unconsciously hurting your marriage.

We weren’t in near as bad a shape as I thought when I started this book and just incorporating little bits here and there have made a world of difference. I like the recognition that healthy marriages are still full of disagreements and conflict – it’s how you handle them that makes the difference. I will be referring back to key bits of this book for life I think.

4 stars Pretty Great

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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