More reliable than your best friend’s advice, more objective than your Mom, and more convenient than a marriage counselor, if you wish to work toward strengthening your marriage, then take a look at this book. Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need to have a fairy tale marriage to be content. Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage By Rick Burgess & Bill “Bubba” Bussey relies on the wisdom of God & common sense, as well as their own humorous life stories to offer objective and constructive advise for couples. This encouraging book offers realistic and positive suggestions for working through even the most difficult of marital relationships.
The biggest strength of this book is its objectivity rather than its reliance on feelings and emotions. Sometimes feelings can make a person act impulsively and irrationally. While acknowledging that one’s spouse can sometimes be less than lovable, this book empowers the reader to make practical decisions that strengthen a marriage. A marriage can be strengthened despite the fact that a spouse does not always change and may not always be cooperative.
This easy to read book includes real life and funny anecdotes to illustrate the trials of marriage. The careful use of satire and humor bring new light to painful and difficult situations that married couples face. Financial issues, busybody in-laws and friends, are addressed as well as many other issues. Side bars of information such as “The Ten Commandments of Marriage”, “His Money, Her Money”, “Sample Apologies for Men” and the “Top Ten worst Ways to say, I’m sorry” employ the clever use of satire to add an element of humor when addressing problems.
As a member of the Thomas Nelson Review Blogger program http://brb.thomasnelson.com/ , I had the pleasure of reviewing this book. I would recommend it for any couple.