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Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good Enough

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Ordinary?

    I would not say their marriage wad ordinary but rather severely disfunctional from the beginning. Even so, the application they make is excellent advice for every marriage. Its a good book with a great story that is convicting and at times heart-wrenching.

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  • Posted June 28, 2013

    There is much in this book of value and insight. I strongly agre

    There is much in this book of value and insight. I strongly agree that faith in God is the best tool to keep a marriage headed in the right direction. I appreciate the Davises` sharing their story, and their message. I am left with a lot to think about. I was not sure what to think about some of the points they made, and that might be because our marriage is not similar to theirs, or because of the slightly simplistic writing style they used. Some of the points could have been fleshed out, to clarify them. I did feel that Gary Chapman's 4 Seasons of Marriage had more to say to me and my husband, but this is useful as well. All in all, it is a good guide to healing in marriages.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    Beyond Ordinary was a great book to challenge couples to not set

    Beyond Ordinary was a great book to challenge couples to not settle for an ordinary marriage. They authors say that if you neglect a marriage, even the best marriages get dull and people can drift apart. But this isn’t a how-to book. I loved the fact that they say Jesus is the only way to a better marriage because without Jesus we can’t do anything. Jesus needs to change our hearts before we can love our spouses the way we ought to. The husband and wife take turns writing, which was a fun format. They walk you through their marriage story and bring in lots of scripture as well. There are good questions for discussion at the end of each chapter. I found the book encouraging and Christ-centered. I wouldn’t recommend this book for newlyweds just because I don’t think most newlyweds can imagine having severe problems in their marriages…even though it would be good for them to think about. And this isn’t just a book for a marriage dealing with an affair. The principles are the same for any marriage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Anyone who is married knows that marriage is hard work. Beyond O

    Anyone who is married knows that marriage is hard work. Beyond Ordinary is the true story of a real life couple who honestly share the mountains and valleys of their marriage. Beyond Ordinary is the story of Justin and Trisha who are unwilling to forsake their vows - even when it is tempting to do so. Their story will inspire you to make your marriage - any marriage - better than ordinary. They encourage you, with faith in God, to cherish your marriage and spouse - because God wants you to do so. This was an honest and thought-provoking book to read. 

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Probably the best marriage book I have ever read. Justin and Tri

    Probably the best marriage book I have ever read. Justin and Trisha are boldly honest about their relationship and past mistakes in hopes of helping others through their struggles. 

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    "Beyond Ordinary" tells the real life story of one cou

    "Beyond Ordinary" tells the real life story of one couple's struggle to have and keep an extra ordinary marriage.  Authors Justin and Trisha Davis share their personal experiences in the form of a "he said, she said" type of memoir.  They speak of how their beautiful relationship began an how quickly things changed when they started having kids and moving from place to place to do ministry work. 

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