Messy Beautiful Love

September 16, 2014 by


I just finished Darlene Schacht’s brand new book, Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages.

I am passionate about beautiful marriages and read as much as I can on the subject. This is one of the best books I have read on marriage.

“In an age when wives pride themselves on being right, Darlene shows the power of doing right. The timeless truth in this book will help any marriage.”                        ~Arlene Pellicane (author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife)

Using wit, personal examples, Scripture, and a very honest look at the pain that results from choosing less than God’s best for us, this book is an incredible encouragement to any married couple.

She reminds her readers that

She gives her readers Biblical and practical advice on how we can show our husbands the characteristics God has showed towards us. Some of these include compassion, grace, patience, appreciation, joy, friendship, and virtue.

Darlene concludes her book with not only excellent advice on how important prayer is in our relationship, but she provides examples of how and what to pray. In my more than 20 years of marriage, I have learned firsthand that her advice is solid. I wish I had read this book at the beginning of my marriage. It would have saved me some hardship and pain!

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If your marriage is struggling, this book will be invaluable to you. If you are blessed to live in a joyous marriage, this book will encourage you. If you are just starting out, please read this book. The advice contained in the pages will give you a source of wisdom most of us have had to learn the hard way.

Darlene doesn’t just tell us how God wants to live out our marriage relationships, she paints practical pictures for us using personal examples.

“Life is messy. Relationships are messy. And marriage is a messy, beautiful blend of both! Yet, with Christ as our Messiah, those messes can become a mosaic of grace, hope, wonder, and redemption!” ~Renee Swope (Best-selling author of A Confident Heart, Proverbs 31 Ministries Radio co-host, and blogger at ReneeSwope.com)

If you’d like to improve your marriage, or bless another couple as they begin theirs, Darlene’s book releases today and can be purchased from Amazon by clicking here.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. You are not obligated to make any purchases, but when you do through one of my links or the Amazon search box to the right, I will make a small percentage on the sale. Thank you for supporting my site.

*Disclaimer – I was given an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What do you think? How have you learned to keep love beautiful among the mess? 

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2 Responses to Messy Beautiful Love

  1. Victoria Osborn (@CreativeHomeKPR)

    I saw her new book and her blog and am excited to read it! It’s so true to see the God’s redeeming love in all our messes and long after the newly wed bliss has worn off, it is even more needed to keep our eyes and hearts focused on God’s love so we can love our husband’s through His strength not our own 🙂

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