Oh look, I’m reviewing a devotional book for couples on marriage. How did this go down? Well….so….you see…what happened was… I saw the this book as a review option from Tyndale and that it was by Tony and Lauren Dungy, so requested it without further investigation. I figured it was a book about their relationship, plus, I mean, it’s the Dungy’s.
Turns out this is a devotional for married couples.
That’s what we call a win for a single person.
But I stay committed to fulfilling my book review promises, so without further ado, let’s chat about all things marriage.
Marriage is an adventure unlike any other. At times, you and your spouse may feel so close, connected, and in love that you’re ready to take on the world together. But other times, things grow distant, and you wonder where all the joy and excitement has gone. What is the secret to a happy, healthy, God-honoring marriage—one that will last through anything that comes your way?
Join Tony and Lauren Dungy in The Uncommon Marriage Adventure, a series of daily reflections for couples. With transparency, wisdom, and humor, the Dungys share what they’ve learned over 30 years of marriage about faith, teamwork, conflict, communication, and more. Through each day’s reading, you and your spouse will go deeper in loving, understanding, and learning to serve each other. Dare to embark on your own marriage adventure—and discover how to make your relationship truly uncommon.
Well, with this book the Dungy’s stay strong in my list of favorite famous couples. I loved the stories, the honesty, the chuckles, the serious moments and the truth they aren’t afraid to share. For married couples, this is a gem. They have short daily devotions that couples can read together and a question/action to go through. I love that their heart for people shines through the pages. They truly desire to see people in strong and growing marriages and it’s awesome.
The devotional is based on core principles of an uncommon marriage and many are just as applicable to a non-married person. Some include include: Focus on the Bible and Christ, communicate well and often, not running away from conflict and serving others. Good stuff right? Plus, you don’t have to like sports or football to benefit from this book!
I may or may not get married and it’s something I don’t like to worry about or focus on, but this book was a beautiful reminder that if I do, I want to be with a man who loves the Lord with his whole heart. It’s easy to settle when the wait seems long (do I have a story or two….), but when it comes to relationships, what the Lord has planned is always worth the wait. So fellow singles, be encouraged by the Dungy’s marriage and how amazing a relationship can be when centered fully on Christ!
What’s another book about marriage or relationships you would recommend?
(Thank you to Tyndale for providing a copy in exchange for my honest review)