Beyond Ordinary and Tuesday Tips Link Up

I thought I had an ordinary marriage.  I thought we were not everything I wanted us to be...then I read Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good Enough.   

I had hoped to read how to improve my marriage and make it extraordinary.  

That is not this book.  

This book's main message is forgiveness and it takes a hard look at it.  The couple who wrote this book, Justin and Trisha Davis, were not ordinary, they were broken.  By God's grace and mercy they were able to move to extraordinary.  The trials in life and marriage will either make or break us.

This is not a light read, it's a hard read.  The whole time I was reading this I thought: this guy is a jerk.  Yet I was still shocked when he admitted his affair and other personal struggles.  I hope to never have this kind of ordinary marriage.  I also hope to never have to give out such big forgiveness.  I will stick to forgiving all the little things, so the resentment won't build up to bigger things.

If you would like to know more about this  couple check out these sites:

RefineUs, the Davis’ ministry
To see Beyond Ordinary trailer click here.
For more info about the book check out

*I did receive a copy of this book, for my review.  All views are my own.  I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't. 

Day 6: Words
So my tip for today is...tell your husband something you like about him.  Focus on the good man God gave you and tell him why you appreciate him.  Take your marriage from ordinary to extraordinary in this small step.

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