Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Review: The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages by Shaunti Feldhahn

I recently had the chance to read The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages by Shaunti Feldhahn. I don't read many non-fiction books and rarely anything to do with marriage. I'm pretty lazy about reading marriage books because my marriage is easy and good so I focus on other areas that are more of a struggle for me. I chose this book though because I love Shaunti Feldhahn and when I saw she'd put all her research power into finding out the secrets of happily married people I was intrigued.

As usual Shaunti delivered! I absolutely loved this book. It's full of common sense secrets that when put into action can truly change any marriage.

A large part of the reason I was so eager to read this book is because I wanted to know if these "secrets" were things I was already doing. I've often been stumped when people ask me why my marriage is good. I say things like we both have the same primary love language of quality time and we communicate very well. Really though it's been hard for me to figure why marriage is easier for us.

When I dove into this book and read what the research revealed I found out that Joe & I are doing most of the "secrets".  Not all, but most of them are things we've been doing our whole marriage. For example in chapter three the secret is that happy couples believe the best of each other and assume that their spouse cares deeply for them. YES, we do that! Even when we legitimately hurt each other we refuse to believe it was an intended hurt and instead look for the most generous explanation.

Even after 15 very happy years of marriage I learned so much. Every married person should read this book. If you are interested in checking it out you can Read Chapter One  for free.

If you'd like to know more about Shaunti and her books check out these links:

  • Author's Website
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  • More Info
  • Read Chapter One
  • Author Bio

  • I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review

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