No More Perfect Marriages by Mark and Jill Savage || Book Review

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I couldn’t wait to share this review with you guys! I was asked by Side Door Communications to read and share this book here with you guys and man was it a good one! No More Perfect Marriages was one of the best marriage books I have ever read! So let’s get the legal bit out-of-the-way and dive in!

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of No More Perfect Marriages to read. All opinions expressed in the “My Personal Review” are 100 percent honest and are always my own.

About the Book:

 

 

 

 

My (Our) Personal Review: 

My husband and I have been married for 10 great years and we are always looking for ways to strengthen our marriage even more through marriage seminars and books like this one from Mark and Jill Savage.

When we received the book we decided it would be a great way to spend time together after our little guy went to bed every night and boy were we right. This book was full of great Bible Scriptures and wisdom from the authors that was life changing for of us.

In this book, the authors list the seven slow fades as Unrealistic Expectations, Minimizing, Not Accepting, Disagreement, Defensive Responses, Naivete, and Avoiding Emotion. They go on to break each one down throughout the book, explaining the signs, causes, and thankfully ways to avoid them all in your marriage.

In each chapter ended, the authors give you a chance to  “Think About” and “Talk About” the things that they have shared.  My husband and I found this part to be one of our favorites. If you have read many of my book reviews, then you guys know I am a fan of worksheets in books!

Anthony and I both felt that it was refreshing to get to hear both Mark and Jill’s viewpoint on all the book covered. I think Mark and Jill did an amazing job on taking that approach. I am certainly grateful they shared so openly about their struggles in their own marriage and what they have learned in their 30+ years of marriage with their readers.

The lessons my husband and I are taking away from this book are priceless. We feel their advice was both Biblical and practical making it truly applicable for today’s marriages. We have even decided that we will keep this book on our book shelves and reread it once a year to remind us of the seven slow fades that can sometimes sneak into marriages today. What a great way to remind ourselves of these and how to avoid them through the years.

I am already looking forward to reading more from this couple like “No More Perfect Moms” or “No More Perfect Kids”. I highly recommend this book to couples whether they are newlywed or have been married for decades.

About the Authors: Mark and Jill Savage 

Mark and Jill Savage speak and write on issues of faith and family. Known for their honesty, humor, and practical teaching, they travel across the country to educate and equip families.
 Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home and has led thousands of moms to keep their priorities straight and their heart in tune with God. She is the author of nine books, including Better Together (Moody, coauthored with her daughter Anne), No More Perfect Kids (Moody), No More Perfect Moms (Moody), Living With Less So Your Family Has More (co-authored with Mark, GuidePosts), and Real Moms...Real Jesus (Moody). Jill has been featured on Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Crosswalk.com, The Huffington Post, and in numerous
other media outlets.
 Mark served in church ministry and pastoral roles for more than 20 years, before transitioning to partnetogether with Jill in encouraging families through Hearts at Home. Mark also owns his own construction business, Sawhorse Homes, where he enjoys home remodeling, handyman work, countertop installation, and helping people with whatever home projects they want to accomplish.
 The Savages have five children and three grandchildren and live in Normal, IL.

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