The book’s primary theme (sex aside) is selflessness – something I’m prone to buck against. She hits the reader with some challenging material, while maintaining an easy-to-read format. Some of her points didn’t sit well with me. Not sure if its because I disagree, or because she’s right and I just don’t want to admit it.
Her best piece of advice (in my opinion) – PRAY. Seriously. About IT, about marriage, about your relationship, about everything. I took this piece of advice early in the week – big surprise – it actually worked.
The prayer went something like this “God – I don’t like my husband very much right now. Could you do something about that?” I came home to a hubby who (despite having a full/stressful day) greeted me with his good mood. The mood became infectious. I ended the day adding a couple of different things he did to my thankful list.
And no “IT” didn’t have anything to do with the mood.
Bottom line: I consider Taviano a marriage mentor, despite the face she and I have never met in real life.