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Messy Beautiful Love – Book Review

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Messy Beautiful Love delivers an incredible testimony of grace that offers hope for today’s marriages and a spark for rekindling love.

Love gets messy. 

Financial problems, sickness, aging parents, a chronically unhappy spouse . . . trials will inevitably come that threaten your marriage. No matter how long you’ve been married or how strong your relationship is, sooner or later you are going to have a mess to clean up.

Messy Beautiful Love is about cleaning up messes God’s way, exchanging your ideas for His, and being prepared for both the best and the worst that marriage has to offer. 

When you surrender your relationship to God, then and only then will you experience the blessing of marriage as He intended. This is the blessing of obedience.

Messy Beautiful Love is an invitation to that obedience. The cynical world says marriages don’t last, but God knows better. Tune out the world and tune in to Him. When you do that, a beautiful marriage is not only possible, it’s inevitable.


Most fairy tales end with… they lived happily ever after.  But have you noticed that none of the fairy tales every go back to revisit the happy couple later to see just how happily ever after they lived? I don't think so.

Have you ever wondered why you don't hear that about real couples? Is it because we are not perfect people, and we don't all wear rose-colored glasses? Married people are not happy 24/7/365, we aren't made that way. Let me speak for myself here, I am usually a happy person, but I can be upset, mad, sad, or even a little witchy. (We don't say that other word in our house.)

I love the way Darlene Schacht shows us that even imperfect people can have a good, even great marriage.  She points out that God should be the center of every marriage, and that marriage should be founded on mutual love and respect.

I really don't want to give anything away here, but I will say that Mrs. Schacht starts this book by sharing a story that could've ended her marriage. It is a story that most of us wouldn't admit to anyone, but she wrote about it to help all of us.

Are you married?  If so, you need to read this book! Yes, you! 

While I read this book, I smiled and laughed. I also felt empathy and sympathy. I could relate to many things, and I bet you will too.

If you read this book, please share with me your thoughts!

Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for providing me with a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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