What it’s about
This was one of the first books I read when trying to understand how relationships should work, rather than what I was going through. It’s amazing how we try to justify the actions of someone you love even when you know in your heart they are wrong.
Admittedly this is written by a Christian author; however his advice and knowledge are incredibly useful and relevant to any relationship or domination today.
The book firstly discusses the difference between love and infatuation, and how the world usually depicts love.
Interesting enough he talks about the 2 year “Hollywood’s formula” and how the media determines our views on love and relationships as well as influences our decisions.
Studies and factual evidence help to give weight to Chip’s opinions as well as correspondence between real life people whom he quotes.
The book also discusses the different phases of love, how to identify if you are really in love or just infatuated, what real love is, sex, preparing yourself for finding love and enjoying that relationship in the healthiest way possible.
He offers practical advice, breaks points down in subheadings, uses real life case studies and even provides a “ personal evaluation” questionnaire at the end of each chapter( for the extra studious!)
What it means
Every now and then it’s nice to get a textbook like book to help guide us through life, one that is simple to read, interesting, relevant and breaks it all down for us.
We are women and we like to get specific on details, especially when our head and heart are saying two different things, its nice to know there are little tests we can take to use as a check list for our relationships and if they are right.
I’ve used Chip Ingrams idea of “How do you know if you’re in love: Twelve tests” in my quick advice section, so feel free to use it as reference in times of doubt.
At the end of the day each relationship is unique and has its own set of rules, however there are some things that are fundamental and I believe this book highlights them in a sensible and empathetic way.
Stars: 4/ 5
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Originally posted 2015-08-11 10:07:57.