Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Review: “Couples Who Pray” by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

I just finished reading “Couples Who Pray” by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt.  I was excited to read the book, but I’m not a big fan.  It does have many helpful suggestions for building a strong marriage, including many exhortations to pray together.  I particularly enjoyed reading the statistics regarding marriages that are grounded in prayer, and how much prayer impacts marriages.  Overall, however, the book felt a bit contrived.  If you want an inside look at strong celebrity marriages you’ll enjoy this book, but to me, it just felt like name-dropping.  I also struggled with the emphasis of praying for my benefit vs. praying for God’s glory – the motivation just felt twisted.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.