Book Review: Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard
Younger Author. No offense to the many marriage book authors I’ve read in the past, but they were typically old dudes. While I certainly am not discounting the wisdom that comes with age & experience, I appreciated a marriage book by someone who was in the same life stage as myself. Someone with young kids and a younger marriage. As a result, I was glued to the author’s words as I was often living out similar experiences, trials, and victories.
Let’s Chat. Easily was the best conversationally friendly book I had read on marriage. There were great talking points throughout the book. While some chapters lacked some depth, it made up for it immediately with the practicality and ability to transition the material into a conversation with your wife.
Short Chapters. For a slow reader like myself who sneaks in a few pages here and there, the chapter length was a blessing. It actually encouraged me to read more as I felt like I was progressing. Sometimes the 30 page chapters are intimidating can be like trying to swallow the whole pizza, rather than having small chapters to take many small bites or slices.
Mr. Repeat. The author tends to repeat himself. The author tends to repeat himself. Ok, I’ll stop. It was a little annoying at the beginning, but it seemed there was purpose to the repetition. When I was about halfway through the book, I was able to share with my wife all I had learned, and the concepts and lessons came-a-flowing out of my mouth. Why? Could be because of the repetition.
The Grade: A-
There was a considerable amount of lessons and insight to appreciate from this book. The application of Adam & Eve to current marriage was especially appreciated. Justin Buzzard is tremendously creative in his pursuit of his wife, and the creativity spills out onto the pages. I’m more excited about the days ahead of my marriage than I was before the book. Even after finishing the book, I feel like the journey has just begun with the principles and ideas I gained from reading “Date Your Wife”. A read I would put on every husband’s shelf.