I just finished reading “Love and War” by John and Stasi Eldredge.
It’s an awesome book that gives you a lot to think about. If you were hoping for 10 steps to live blissfully ever after, this isn’t the book. If you want a book that inspires you to rise above normal in your marriage in light of the reality that marriage is a struggle – you will like this book.
One primary message I got was that we as Christians have an enemy who is seeking to destroy our marriages. We have to stay aware of that reality and fight him and not each other.
Another message I got was just the admission that marriage can be hard, even for a couple such as John and Stasi who have had much training in marriage and done a lot of speaking and writing about marriage. They were very authentic about the ups and downs of their relationship, but also give testimony as to how satisfying marriage can be when we truly love God and love our spouse.
If you have enjoyed other Eldredge books such as “Wild at Heart” or “Captivating” I think you will be right at home with this one.