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The other day I posted a pic of the book “Uncommon Marriage” by Tony & Lauren Dungy on Instagram and Facebook…
For some time now Darrick and I have talked about reading and studying together as a couple. We have both read books on bettering ourselves individually and we will sit and talk about the books but we have never read and studied together. Darrick is a big fan of Tony Dungy and his other books, and he suggested this book. We actually talked about doing this a while ago…Darrick had been reading the book on his tablet but I waited and ordered the actual book (hey, I like old school reading…give me a book in my hand please). Finally I ordered it and started reading and haven’t put the book down, I have even surpassed him in reading!
I couldn’t summarize the book on my own so below is the description of the book via Amazon…
“What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they’ve also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they’ve learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other’s dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership—in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.”
I mean does this summary not make you want to buy the book immediately! Actually I was going to wait until we finished before I talked about the book but I couldn’t wait…I told Darrick I don’t usually read the Introduction of books (don’t ask why…I guess Im just weird)…he started the book already and he said don’t skip it, its really good! I followed his lead and I must admit he was right! From the Introduction through the first couple of chapters this book is AWESOME!
I ordered the Bible Study book that compliments the actual book and we had our first actual Bible Study earlier this week. It was nice and I can’t wait to have our next one! Darrick and I had the chance to address some things that have changed in our relationship that we want to get back to, we talked about different situations then came up with a plan going forward. I was surprised that we enjoyed it as much as we did!
It’s crazy because men don’t usually express themselves as freely as women do but after reading and talking about the questions we both had a chance to open up and talk about our relationship…and ever since then we have noticed a change in both us. I am looking forward to our next Bible Study together…
Do you participate in any Bible Studies? Couples Bible Study? Mom/Parents Bible Study??
If so, what books are you currently reading?