January 19, 2015

Romancing Your Better Half


Being grateful is a big part of a successful marriage. Appreciating your spouse and the sacrifices they make is a part of being happy and contented with our life and marriage. (Pg. 27)

Romancing Your Better Half: Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage, by Rick Johnson, we learn the keys elements of successful communication with our spouses, and the importance of evoking the intimacy and romance from the honeymoon stage of our relationship.

The tips and advice in this book is practical, straightforward, and motivating. Who doesn’t want to ensure their spouse feels important and treasured?

Romancing Your Better Half consists of eight titled chapters including subtitles, pertinent quotes, illustrations, and sincere advice. The chapters close with a shaded tip section that gives tasks to choose from to strengthen the advice covered in the chapter.

The chapter titles and subtitles give a taste of what to expect:
          1.    Marriage: Together Forever?
          2.    Communicating with the Opposite Sex: That Is All You Need to Know!
          3.    Love: Under the Moon and Stars We Did Meet.
          4.    Romance and Intimacy: The Soul of a Marriage.
          5.    Sexuality: Only Women Look Good Naked.
          6.    Our Woundedness: Turning Mud into Bricks.
          7.    His Needs (For Her.)
          8.    Her Needs (For Him.)

I love the quotes used throughout the book taken from people from all walks of life. They add so much to the overall feel. Here is a small collection of quotes used within the book:

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. –Coach Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own

Love must be learned, and learned again and again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked. –Katherine Anne Porter

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. –Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Every woman dreams of her man in terms of the ideal but marries the real. –Edwin Louis Cole

3.5 Stars

Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 208
Pace: Steady
First Lines (Chapter One): Most men were initially drawn to their wives like moths to a flame. Many of us were just stumbling along, minding our own business (happy in our bachelorhood) when Pow!—out of the blue we were dumbstruck by the power of this strange but beautiful and beguiling creature.

Look inside or purchase Romancing Your Better Half HERE.

About the Author:
Rick Johnson is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. Rick, his wife, Suzanne, and their grown children live in Oregon.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Revell and NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.