I had the opportunity to read Randy Southern's 52 Uncommon Family Adventures book and absolutely loved it. The amount of creative ideas provided were great and so motivational. He also has another book titled 52 Uncommon Dates. I have not read this book as of yet but because the Family Adventures book was so great I thought I'd take a chance on this one as well.
Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly what I expected. When the title indicates "unwind"ing together, I would think most couples would see that as unique ways to chill with each other at home after work or whatever else it may be. Things are not difficult and don't cost money. There were some options scattered throughout the book that fit this concept, but a majority of the options provided seemed more like dates that needed to be planned out and potentially cost money.
The book begins with an introduction from Gary Chapman, author of the famous 5 Love Languages book. It also provides a very brief synopsis of the 5 love languages to take note of while going through the book.
Each unwinding option is presented in the following structure:
- Going the Extra Mile: provides basic idea for unwinding together
- Making it Work for You: gives practical suggestions on where to start with the idea
- Speaking the Right Language: discusses the love language the idea speaks and how to incorporate it into your personal marriage relationship if it is or is not you or your spouse's specific love language
- Weaving the Third Strand: discusses ways to bring the idea into a triangle by adding Christ into the equation.
Although the book wasn't exactly as I expected and was slightly disappointing in that aspect, it still does provide a lot of great ideas for dates and other wonderful ways to connect with your spouse.
I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.