Back in January when we started realizing we were falling into the trap that a lot of married with kids couples get stuck in we decided to change it. We changed it by putting our marriage first, intentionally. We started doing this by devoting an hour each night to Bible study and the first book we used was “The Love Dare” (you can read our review of it here). After finishing “The Love Dare,” which was really aimed at couples whose marriages are a wreck, we decided that we needed a book more for couples like us, who just needed a fine-tuning.
In February I found “Fun Loving You: Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind” by Ted Cunningham on Amazon. I grabbed it without reading the description because it had a picture of a couple jumping on a trampoline and I thought to myself, “Oh, that looks like fun!” Since I had picked out the first book we read together, I thought it was only fair to allow him to pick the second. After reading the descriptions of a few other books I had, James decided we should read this one too.
I enjoyed reading “Fun Loving You: Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind.” I thought that this book was much better suited for our marriage and lives. I loved the conversation starters and date ideas. James and I tend to stick to the same old, same old, so these ideas are a welcome breath of fresh air.
I really enjoyed the mini Bible study on Song of Solomon. For those of you who don’t know Song of Solomon is the love chapter in the Bible. I found the Bible study aspect to be very informative and relevant to our marriage. I also really liked how Mr. Cunningham applied each verse from Song of Solomon to our present day marriages.
My only complaint with the book is that the chapters are pretty long, especially if you are reading it out loud as a couple. The book was about the same length as “The Love Dare,” but with only ten chapters instead of forty. Wow! 🙂
James had this to say: Seeing some of the symptoms of a “kid-centric household” was an eye-opener for me. Plus the lists were great. Tons of conversation starters, date ideas, and ways to put your marriage first. The lists alone are worth the read. In fact, if you find the chapter dragging, just read the lists.
Have you read “Fun Loving You: Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind“? Share your thoughts on it in the comment section below.
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