A couple of years ago, I read For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn and I loved the insights it gave me into my husband. When I saw she had just published a new book about marriages, I wanted to read it.
The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things that Make a Big Difference by Shaunti Feldhahn was certainly an interesting read. First and foremost, it is important to note that Mrs. Feldhahn researches in depth every topic she presents. She has the statistics from a thorough study to support her writings. She shares her findings on every topic, and it is very interesting. Also, these books are written from a clear Christian perspective. Shaunti does not preach but her faith does permeate her writing, as even Christian would hope and expect it to do.
The concept of this book is simple. Anyone can learn the secrets of a highly happy marriage! Shaunti learned that is the little, unexpected actions that are often overlooked that make a huge difference in marriage. Her book covers the importance of these principles found in highly happy marriages.
- Go to bed mad.
- Keep score.
- Boss their feelings around.
- Have factual fantasies.
- Get in over their heads.
- Don’t tell it like it is.
- Don’t look to marriage to make them happy.
This book gives you a lot of food for thought. It is also an encouragement that anyone can go from an ordinary or happy marriage to a highly happy marriage. Shaunti recommends slowly adopting these principles to your life and marriage. I found the research, stories and suggestions compelling. I would certainly recommend Highly Happy Marriages to anyone who is looking for a good, Christian marriage book.
For more information, check out the following links from Shaunti Feldhahn.
Please note that I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.