Fawn Weaver shares the story of her mission to find the secrets to a great marriage. She traveled to twelve countries scattered across six continents to interview couples who are happy in their marriages. Weaver passes on the tales of her travels and the stories behind each couple, as well as their thoughts on what makes a marriage work. She found several common threads that many of the couples identified as the more important characteristics of a successful marriage such as respect, trust, belief in God, laughter, a daily ritual of connection, friendship, and taking divorce out of the equation.
This is a great book! Not only is it a book about happy marriages, but it also gives readers a glimpse into the different cultures that Weaver experiences on her travels. I think the idea behind the book is awesome; because happy, successful marriages are not only possible, they are happening all over the world.
Throughout the book, Weaver and the couples she interviewed admitted that happy marriages don’t happen naturally, they take work and commitment. One couple in particular identified our disposable mindset as a society transferring into viewing marriage as a disposable endeavor. However, a happy, satisfying marriage is possible.
I think this book is great for newlyweds and couples who are overall happy in their marriage. However, I think it might not be the best book for women to read who are struggling in their marriage. This is only because it is not always helpful to read about how great marriage is when your marriage is less than happy. Furthermore, there are some biblical reasons that support divorce under certain circumstances. Aside from those couple negatives, I think this is a great book that is a wonderful resource for couples.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.