As someone who is currently engaged I figured this book could help point me in the right direction before I ever could run into problems to begin with. “7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage: Strengthen Your Most Intimate Relationship” By Kim Kimberling, PhD, Craig and Amy Groeschel points out 7 key areas in marriage that often lead to conflict and strife and how to deal with them. Those 7 key areas (secrets) that the book lists, that I am about to make not so secret (in my own words), are: 1. Stop our insanities 2. Start putting God first 3. Connect with each other 4. Fight correctly 5. Balance our time better 6. Have meaningful sex 7. Fight together against something not against each other.
I have read many marriage, dating, and other relationship books before this one and have heard countless pastors preach on this topic so I was excited to receive this book and read it with my fiancé to see what new information we can find and implement into our lives. As we were reading though our interest kind of waned. It wasn’t that it did not contain good advice and it wasn’t that we disagreed with anything we read but we felt that not to much of what was written pertained to us (and not just because we weren’t married yet). On top of that we have heard or read elsewhere everything that this books contains so nothing here was new to us.
It was still a very good book, and we recommend it to anyone facing difficulties in marriage or wanting to strengthen their marriage but if you already have a solid relationship together and with God, there wont be too much new things to take away from this book, especially if you have read other Christian marriage/ relationship books. Thank you to Zondervan for providing us with a copy of this book and helping us grow.