Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Fifty percent of all marriages, both Christian and non-Christian, end in divorce. More than half of divorces are filed by women due to unfulfilled marital expectations and a lack of guidance. “Why bother to stay married?” they ask. The answer to this question, asked by many couples, is addressed in detail through this compelling, personal, and detailed story of one couple’s marital journey. Vicki Rose shares her life story as an example of what GOD can and will do to restore a broken and seemingly irreparable relationship. Vicki and her husband Bill, part owner of the New York Yankees, were separated for 5 ½ years. Both Jewish, they each came to know Jesus Christ during their separation. They reconciled and now have a Christ-centered, strong, and healthy marriage.
If you are wondering if it is worth the effort to stay married and have thought about divorce, this book is for you.
This book is more about the story of two people that had a very hard marriage and their journey to Christianity. It speaks of how the change of their faith and building of it really built their marriage up and enabled them to stay together. It is not really a book that will tell you more than that really. It had some really good points throughout about honoring your husband. But some of the points were just not something that a conservative Christian woman, married to a Christian husband will face. The issues were more pertaining to unequally yoked believers. Her husband became a Christian, got his act together and worked hard with her to save their marriage, be a father to their children. It was a little simplistic for me.
I would love to believe that all marriages can be saved. That if you pray enough, honor your husband, respect him, “follow the 30 days of positive things” that Nancy Leigh DeMoss recommends (a woman that has never been married)….your marriage will be saved and you will both live happily ever after.
This book, I would recommend it not to it’s intended audience. I would recommend this book to those that have marriages that they are unequally yoked in. The ones that seem the just are falling out of love with their spouse or wondering how to make it work. But, it barely touched on the adultery, abuse or other things that face many marriages today.
I wanted to love this book, but I just couldn’t. It was a very inspiring story about a couple that God really worked in their lives, their hearts and brought them to the right people. It encouraged you to pray, trust God and give things to Him.