Love, Sex and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage that Goes the Distance by Craig Groeschel is a solid marriage preparation book. Accessible to one who is just dating, one who is in a serious relationship, and one who is newly married, this book offers many practical, realistic, and Biblical ideas about how to have the marriage of which some only dream. Even for me, who has been married nine years, there were many helpful hints on relationships, staying pure and honoring my husband that I had not heard previously, but was glad to read.
In this book, Groeschel covers a wide span of topics that many modern Christians face. He debunks some myths, such as living together is a good way to test if you’re good for each other (he has some awesome wedding vows to show why this is bad that would be worth the cost of the book alone!) and how various myths about sex and intimacy just don’t hold true. This would be a great book for any couple considering marriage, even if one of the partners is not a Christian. Groeschel’s writing style is very accessible and straight forward, as if talking to a friend in their living room. I can’t recommend this book highly enough as one of the most practical books on marriage I’ve read.
I received a review copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers in return for my honest review.