Messy Beautiful Love Book Review

I was given Messy Beautiful Love to review in exchange for an honest blog review.

My marriage has been strong ever since the day we got married. However, like any couple it is always a work in progress. We both have our down falls. I have to admit I’m nowhere close to the wife my husband deserves.

Darlene shared many aspects of herself and how she too has failed her husband. While reviewing Messy Beautiful Love, I have to admit to feeling like I was being kicked in the behind a LOT throughout the entire book. I loved that she wasn’t doing it in a way where I felt like I was less than a woman because I wasn’t living up to definition of a wife according to what the Bible teaches us. At the end of each chapter she gave us a little challenge to do.

If you’ve read my blog for long then you know I’ve been a huge fan of the Love and Respect books. I have to say that Darlene’s Messy Beautiful Love gives me just as many challenges and things to correct within myself as those books did.

I have been working diligently to love my husband better since I started reading this book. The other day I woke him up to breakfast in bed, made him homemade cookies (two of his favor flavors), and strived REALLY hard to not complain or nag about anything all day long. He kept saying he loved, “My New Wife.” He wanted to keep that version of me. Truth be told, I enjoyed being the wife he wanted me to be! I loved serving him and loving him completely.

Lately it’s been hard to love him completely because he’s been in a lot of pain due to his back killing him. As a result, he’s a bear at times. This book reminded me that it is my job as his help mate and his other half to continue to love him through the changes of life.

I highly recommend this book. You can still preorder Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriagesir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=1400206200 and check out this post to see the $50.00 worth of free products you get for preordering.

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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

9 comments on “Messy Beautiful Love Book Review”

  1. I’m not married so it’s not really applicable, but I guess it could apply to a dating relationship too to an extent.

  2. Loved the tidbit about how your husband is liking his New Wife. These are great tips to think deeply about as it is not always so easy to give up parts of ourselves for others. I agree too with another commenter that this book will help with dating relationships too.

    • Thank you. I have to say I agree that it is a great book for relationships period. I find that I’m picked up better parenting tips just from reading.

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