“Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.”
Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book—Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever.
Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words.
Through personal stories and real world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around—even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect.
So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage.
Wow, this book really opened my eyes to several things.
One: I am really cherished by my husband. He does a wonderful job of showing me that.
Two: I’m really bad at cherishing my husband.
A few quotes really grabbed me were: “…but what does it mean to cherish our spouse? Is that word just an add-on? Why do we say it once at the wedding and then rarely even mention it again?”
This one too: “You can honor someone without cherishing them, but you can’t cherish someone with honoring them. When you fail to cherish a spouse, you are essentially dishonoring them.” Yikes!
I never have though much about cherishing my spouse but this book really puts in terms that are relatable and understandable.
Most marriage books I find disappointing but that is not the case with this one. If you are looking for something to challenge you and your marriage I highly recommend this one.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.