Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Married Couples by Carey and Dena Dyer
About the Book
Love at First Fight is a book that will give your marriage encouragement and hope if you find that the once endearing, charming, and distinct qualities that once attracted you to your spouse are now a source of stress and conflict. In sharing humorous, personal stories from both the male and female perspective, husband and wife writing team Carey and Dena Dyer will help you discover that a fun, resilient, fulfilling marriage can be realized through hard work, forgiveness, God’s grace, and a sense of humor. Learn how to strengthen your marriage with these fifty-two conversational meditations that begin with scripture, end with prayers, and include practical action steps to develop a deeper connection with your spouse.
Carey and Dena Dyer have given a thought-provoking and candid look into their marriage. In addition to the story-based meditations, the chapters are subtitled with He Says/She Says, Taking Off the Gloves, and Tips from the Pros. There are five sections to the book, and each section includes an area for notes.
The Dyers have drawn from their personal life, in all its grittiness, in order to assist couples in realizing a universal truth-every couple has ups, downs and moments of frustration. The frustrations usually result in questioning, occasionally, if the hassle is worth it.
Love at First Fight is frequently humorous, sometimes painful and at all times honest. The narrative is easy to read, and the lessons are easy to apply. I feel Love at First Fight would make a great gift for any married couple, whether just starting out or long time married. The format is such that it could be a daily devotional read alone or with your spouse.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.