No matter what stage of life we're in, at some point we all start craving guidance. We long to hear "This is the way, walk in it." And we need this guidance to come from a heart of understanding. We don't just need a sermon or advice, we need compassion from someone who's been there.
When it comes to marriages breaking and marriage mending, Clint and Penny Bragg have most definitely been there.
In this slim, accessible book, they're willing to be honest about both halves of the story: the falling-apart relationship they suffered through and the carefully-rebuilt love that they have now.
They unpack their emotions and discuss their fears and reveal their failures, and they point to their source of hope and strength.
An quietly honest book like this one, that doesn't offer easy answers but does tell what steps they personally took, could be of use to various people. If you want to strengthen a relationship now, you could read this to hunt for a little wisdom. If you're one of two willing parties trying to restore a relationship, you can read this to remind yourself that it can be done.
I thank Kregel Publications for my review copy, provided through Fred St. Laurent's Book Club Network.