Title: Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation
Author: Ernie Baker
Publisher: Shepherd Press (August 1, 2016)
Formats: Paperback, Kindle
EDIT: I thought I has posted this review back in October when my Amazon review went live. Apparently that was not the case. Anyway…
This is a book I wish I had been able to read when I was nearing the end of my high school days. I spent my first year of college at a Bible college (commonly referred to as the “bridal” college because of the number of students who got married there), and I had an expectation that I, too, would meet my wife there. Looking back, I was definitely not ready, and I think reading this book would have helped me identify that fact.
Mr. Baker uses the analogy of building a house when it comes to marriage. Like any structure, the first and most important element is the foundation. If you are still single, I would highly recommend picking up a copy of this book and checking to see how prepared you are for marriage. Your single years can and should be used to set patterns that will be followed during the rest of your life. An appendix provides a preparation project that will help you understand if you are ready for marriage at this stage in your life.
Married couples will also benefit from this book. No matter the condition of your marriage, it can always be better. And if your marriage is in trouble, it is never too late for God to work in your lives and heal the damage.
This book is engaging, well-written, and biblically sound. I would rate it 5/5.
Note: I received a free copy of this book through Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my fair and honest appraisal. I was not required to provide positive feedback.