Messy Beautiful Love {book review}

I have been reading quite a bit lately and this book was definitely on the to-read list over the past few months. I love taking a peek into other marriages and seeing the similarities and differences and all the in between.

I have also been encouraged by Darlene and her blog (Time Warp Wife) so I was excited to see she came out with a marriage book with the perfect title too.

Messy, yes marriage can be messy.
Beautiful, it is beautiful in many ways.
Love, this is a given.

Book Summary 

"Messy Beautiful Love" delivers an incredible testimony of grace that offers hope for today's marriages and a spark for rekindling love.

Love gets messy.

Financial problems, sickness, aging parents, a chronically unhappy spouse . . . trials will inevitably come that threaten your marriage. No matter how long you've been married or how strong your relationship is, sooner or later you are going to have a mess to clean up.

"Messy Beautiful Love" is about cleaning up messes God's way, exchanging your ideas for His, and being prepared for both the best and the worst that marriage has to offer.

When you surrender your relationship to God, then and only then will you experience the blessing of marriage as He intended. This is the blessing of obedience. "Messy Beautiful Love" is an invitation to that obedience. The cynical world says marriages don't last, but God knows better. Tune out the world and tune in to Him. When you do that, a beautiful marriage is not only possible, it's inevitable.

I enjoyed reading the stories in the book but felt she could have gone a little more in depth for some parts. It was encouraging and inspiring to read a real life marriage and the struggles they faced but came out stronger than before. At some points I felt it was a repeat from past blog posts but it was nice to re-read them again. I would recommend reading her blog and keeping up with her latest posts! 

I received a copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers for a post and my honest opinion.