Our friends Justin and Trisha Davis have a beautiful story of redemption in their marriage and they recently released a book called Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough. Check out this trailer:
From their site:
How safe is your marriage? The answer may surprise you. The biggest threat to any marriage isn’t infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Ordinary marriages lose hope. Ordinary marriages lack vision. Ordinary marriages give in to compromise. Ordinary is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for ordinary, it’s easy to move from “I do” to “I’m done.”
Justin and Trisha Davis know just how dangerous ordinary can be. In this beautifully written book, Justin and Trisha take us inside the slow fade that occurred in their own marriage—each telling the story from their own perspective. Together, they reveal the mistakes they made, the work they avoided, the thoughts and feelings that led to an affair and near divorce, and finally, the heart-change that had to occur in both of them before they could experience the hope, healing, and restoration of a truly extraordinary marriage.
Their book is next up on my reading list for 2013 and I’m excited to read it. Matthew and I have been married for eight years and I think it sometimes can be challenging not to fall into the rhythm of ordinary, you know? Kids. Work. Busyness in general.
We don’t want an ordinary marriage and I’m so thankful for people like Justin and Trisha who encourage couples to go beyond ordinary.
Have you read Beyond Ordinary? What are your favorite books on marriage?