The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Stars: ***** As I mentioned in my first post about The 5 Love Languages, I received this book as part of a tour but it didn’t arrive in time and then I kept putting off writing the review for some reason. Summary: Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary… Read More »

The Polygamist by Ndabaningi Sithole

Stars: ****1/2 Summary: Seven wives share Menzi Dube, head of a Rhodesian tribal village, on a rotating basis. And although they enjoy all the benefits of a rich and progressive husband, they are less than satisfied with having to share him sexually. When one of the tribe’s young wives goes astray, having found the several… Read More »

For Couples Only Box Set by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn

Stars: **** I received this for review through Waterbrook Multnomah. Summary: Since their debut, these revolutionary guides have sold well over a million copies, been translated into fifteen languages, and sparked much fascinating water-cooler conversation around the country. Now together in the For Couples Only boxed set, these books provide the perfect resource to help… Read More »

The Proper Care and Feeding of a Marriage by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Stars: **** This book was read for the Themed Reading Challenge (my theme is marriage.) I must admit, I picked up this book because I thought I WOULDN’T like it. I don’t agree with some things Dr. Laura has said in her newspaper column and in general, Pagans don’t seem to like her very much.… Read More »

Generation NeXt Marriage: The Couple’s Guide to Keeping it Together by Tricia Goyer

Stars: **** I received this book for review from Multnomah in honour of Mother’s Day. I also decided to use it for my Themed Challenge and Pub 08. This is the first time I’ve seen a self-help book that is for a specific generation. Technically I’m not a Gen Xer but I’m close enough that… Read More »

Life’s Little Rituals by Alexandria

Stars: ****1/2 A very neat book of rituals for any and every occasion from first tooth to first blood to first job to sibling leaving home to divorce to death and everything in between. Morning and Bed routine, laundry ritual , new car, new roomate, decision to live together, pregnancy, home alone, graduation, beginning of… Read More »

What No One Tells the Bride by Marg Stark

Stars:*** This is the first book I have read for brides-to-be or even about weddings (with the exception about homosexual ones) but it was a good first read. The only problem with it is that there are those of us like me who are engaged but are not only living together, but own the house… Read More »