Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey's The 4 Habits of a Joy-Filled Marriage builds on a simple idea contained in its subtitle: 15 minutes a day can improve the quality of your marriage, regardless of the condition of that relationship.
As unbelievable as it sounds, this small book packs a punch: It could very well be true. The short daily exercises in this book are written so that spouses can work through them over a period -- 60 or 90 days -- to improve the joy you experience in your marriage.
According to the latest breakthroughs in brain science, there's no greater motivator in life than joy. When you faithfully practice these exercises, you begin to change the way you think and feel about yourself, your spouse and your marriage.
You cultivate joy by learning how to:
Listen for emotion.
Nurture a rhythm.
If you're in a good relationship, this book will help you to love and appreciate your partner even more as you continue to cultivate the positive things in your relationship that already bring you joy.
If you are in a strained relationship, The 4 Habits Of Joy-Filled Marriages will help you to renew your relationship with one another, one small step at a time, so that you can remember the reasons why you fell in love with your partner in the first place.
Either way, it's a very accessible book that can transform our marriages. Please don't let this one slide past your view. It's a valuable addition to every couple's life.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review here.