Strengths Based Marriage, by Jimmy Evans + Allan Kelsey
Build a STRONGER relationship by understanding each other’s gifts.
About the Book: Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship.
One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding of yourself and your spouse. With Strengths Based Marriage, MarriageToday cofounder Jimmy Evans and Gallup-trained strengths advocate Allan Kelsey give readers the tools they need to dismantle that hurdle and develop a deeper and richer relationship. Applying the revelatory concepts from the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to marriage (assessment itself not included in purchase price), Evans and Kelsey break new ground in helping readers understand themselves and others. With chapters on “Stopping the Cycles of Pain,” “Speaking Love to Your Spouse’s Heart,” and “Secrets of Successful Marriages,” the book details practical ways to apply these profound insights to your marriage every day. And as a bonus, with your purchase of the book you’ll receive access to more than two hours of exclusive video content revealing how to reach your marriage’s full potential. Utterly practical and deeply insightful Strengths Based Marriage will forever change the way you see yourself, your spouse, and your marriage.
My Thoughts: First of all I am a little disappointed that this book doesn’t contain the strengths tests you need to actually get the full use out of the book. Of course this isn’t mentioned anywhere when you’re buying the book, and even as someone just reviewing the book sent by the publisher it’s really disappointing. Not to mention if I’d bought the book and then realized I had to pay quite a bit extra (more than the cost of the book) to take the tests. That being said the book is really good, and has wonderful advice. If it wasn’t for the issue above I’d give it 5/5.