Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Team Us Marriage Together Review

When a couple promises "I do," they agree to more than just a shared last name, a joint bank account, and no more dateless nights. This husband and wife duo forms a new team. "Life together" becomes their mantra. Nothing can come between them. At least, that's the plan.
But then real life sets in. With it come disappointments and frustrations. If the couple isn't intentional in their day-to-day interactions, that once enthusiastic "we" can slowly revert to "you" and "me." Before long, the couple's left wondering what happened to their team spirit.
Team Us: Marriage Together offers couples practical ways to cultivate and strengthen unity in their marriages. Author Ashleigh Slater shares from her own marriage as she presents couples with realistic ideas on how to foster cooperation, deepen commitment, and exercise grace on a daily basis.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I like that the author is honest about her own faults. She tells us how she walked into the marriage and shows us how real life affects marriage. Ashleigh talked about expectations and how life really can put a damper on those expectations. She also shows us how each person is different and their partner has to realize that they will also be the same in the marriage. Most importantly, she shows us that both people have to work as partners to make their marriage work. She also reminds us that God has to be the center of marriage if we want to be able to deal with life together as a team. I compared my marriage to the book and realized myself that each marriage is different because of the personalities and levels of cooperation between the two individuals who are married. The stories about her friends (within the book) also brought some more reality to the book. No book (except the Bible) is an encyclopedia on marriage, but this one does seek to help all of us.

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