January 22, 2016

The Dude's Guide to Marriage Book Review

I've been married for nearly 19 years and the tips Patrick shares in the Dude's Guide to Marriage are practical tips which cross gender lines.  Believe me, husbands also desire to be wanted, needed and loved.  It's basic.  Really, it's basic but record divorce and unmarried rates clearly illustrate we are somehow missing the mark.  One topic Patrick shares in his book which really hit home was Chapter 3:  Fight.  Fact is there will be conflict in a marriage.  You will have to learn to deal with it and do so effectively.  This chapter flooded with tips on fighting a good fight:  "Let go of the need for an immediate solution", "Articulate the other's point", and Realizing "the fight is about more".  WOW!  This chapter really hit home.

Book Description
“I am a well-loved wife.” Is this something your wife would say?

Here’s your guide to making those words a reality in your marriage.

What do women want? This question has stumped the greatest male minds for centuries. Of course, if you’re married, a much better question is, “What does your wife want?”

As Darrin and Amie Patrick reveal in this profoundly practical and transformational book, God designed your wife to want—to need—to be loved. And that design is an invitation for you to love her deeply, intentionally and passionately.

Practicing ten powerful actions—including listening, pursuing, and serving—will transform you into your wife’s lifelong champion and have her nominating you for the Husband Hall of Fame.

The Dude’s Guide to Marriage is for guys who want to grow, who want clear steps to improving their marriage. It’s for men who want a marriage that thrives rather than just survives.

Grab this guide, and get ready to be a better husband by becoming a better man.

My Thoughts
Dude's Guide to Marriage is well written and made me more appreciative of my relationship with my husband.  I love him but there are times I feel dismissed, disconnected and well, dissed.  C'est la vie. As I read Dude's Guide to Marriage I reflected on how he must feel and our mutual feelings of unintentional disconnect.  I vow to implement some of the tips in this book into working to make my marriage stronger and give this book two thumbs up. 

About the Author
Darrin Patrick is the lead pastor of The Journey and the vice president of Acts 29, a global church-planting network. He also serves as the chaplain to the St. Louis Cardinals. Patrick is the author of The Dude's Guide to Manhood and Church Planter and co-author of Replant and For the City. He and his family live in St. Louis, Missouri.

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