“A great marriage is not when the ‘Perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple comes together, crazy for each other, and learns to accommodate, even comes to enjoy their differences.”
When I was reviewing Team Us, the above quote popped out. That is so Clay and me. 🙂 We are as different as night and day in so many ways, but through the differences we have grown over the years to love what makes us unique. Although our differences sometimes mix like oil and water, we have learned to live happily and respect our differences. HAHA!
So what exactly is Team Us: Marriage Together about?
When a couple promises “I do,” they agree to more than a shared last name, a joint bank account, and no more dateless nights. This husband and wife duo forms a new team. “Life together” becomes their mantra and nothing can come between them. At least that’s the plan.
But then real life happens. With it come disappointments and frustrations. If the couple isn’t intentional in their day-to-day interactions, that once enthusiastic “we” can slowly revert to “you” and “me.” Before long, the couple’s left wondering what happened to their team spirit.
Team Us: Marriage Together offers couples practical ways to cultivate and strengthen unity in their marriages. Author Ashleigh Slater shares from her own marriage as she presents couples with realistic ideas on how to foster cooperation, deepen commitment, and exercise grace on a daily basis.
Marriage is hard work. Sometimes marriage is exhausting, physically demanding, mentally draining work! LOL! However, there are also many wonderful benefits to marriage. Marriage is a relationship with your best friend. A friend who understands you, cries with you, supports you, listens as you rant about a bad day, your biggest cheerleader, and shares your hopes and dreams. Clay is all this to me. He is also the person who I laugh with years later when we look back on silly misunderstandings. We have a burrito joke now that at the time was AWFUL but it is quite hilarious looking back on it.
Many marriage books tell you how difficult marriage can be and how the marriage can be fixed. What I liked about Ashleigh Slater’s book is that it gave wonderful balance of the challenges that come with marriage and the wonderful bliss. Unfortunately, we continue to read stories and hear about Christians getting a divorce. I won’t get into that now, but I just want to say that her story was one I wasn’t prepared for. It is so positive and refreshing! It was a much needed read for me.
Another thing I liked about this book was the layout. Ashleigh would give the facts and her thoughts about a topic and then Ted, her husband, would give his thoughts in a cute little bubble. At the end of each chapter Ashleigh has what she calls “US time” where she gives ideas and conversation starters for spouses! I can’t wait till Clay comes back to use some of them.
I thought this was a great book and I definitely recommend it. I give this book a 5/5!
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***Thank you Propeller Entertainment for allowing me to review this book. I was sent the book in hopes I would mention it on my blog.