Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Review: The 2 minute Marriage Project by Heidi Poelman

The Two-Minute Marriage Project: Simple Secrets for Staying in Love

Book Description:

Marry the one you love and love the one you marry. It sounds simple enough. But staying in love turns out to be a whole lot different than falling in love. In a world of constant distraction, marriage experts agree that the little things matter a lot. "The Two-Minute Marriage Project" explores the little things couples think, say, and do to stay in love for the long haul. Supported by expert studies, interviews with happily married couples, and years of personal experience, author Heidi Poelman shares the simple secrets that keep love alive. Whether it s choosing an attitude of gratitude, leaving a love note, giving a welcome-home hug at the door, or calling just to say hello, "The Two-Minute Marriage Project" is full of simple ways to love the one you married, two minutes at a time."

Book Review:

I think by now it is commonly known that I generally avoid books that are not "mind-candy".  However, once in awhile one will catch my eye and I think, "I could probably read that." The 2-Minute Marriage Project was one of those books for me. I love this kind of stuff. My marriage is the most important relationship I have so I should do all I can to make it a good one, right? Plus, this is communication stuff, and since that was my major in college I get a little giddy about that as well.

This book did not disappoint. It was easy to read, full of good stuff, and was written in a way that was entertaining to someone like me who likes "mind-candy".  Nothing that was said in the book will come as a surprise. It is all, "Oh yeah, that makes total sense" stuff. But it is written in a way that actually makes you want to try it out or think some more about it.

One of my favorite things about the book was at the end of each chapter is quick list of thing to work on and/or try. And since the book focuses on the little things that are important and don't always take a lot of time, it's nice to have a quick and handy list to remind of those things you are learning about.

I'd recommend this for anyone in any relationship at all. If you have a great marriage, give it a try. If you aren't in a good marriage, give it a try. If you are in a dating relationship I think you'll find it eye-opening and figure out somethings that are really important to you. So yes, I would recommend this book.

The Two-Minute Marriage Project: Simple Secrets for Staying in LoveTitle: The 2-Minute Marriage Project
Author: Heidi Poelman
Publisher: Familius
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 1939629225
Source: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for a review.