I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I think a married couple can always benefit from input to improve their marriage. Roger and Kathy Lipp have written a brief, practical, and entertaining guide for couples to use to encourage and enjoy one another. Happy Habits for Every Couple: 21 Days to a Better Relationship gives daily exercises for couples to try. The Lipp's don't guarantee a revolution in your marriage, but I don't see how their suggestions could hurt anything!
They don't write as counselors, therapists, or experts, but as a couple who has been through divorce, remarriage, raising teens, and the ins and outs of marriage. They "gleaned and condensed the very best advices from every marriage books on [their] shelves into short, doable projects [they] could work on together." The result is 3 weeks of daily projects that anybody can do. Just like anything else, it may take some planning and effort to pull off, but will be worth it.
As stated in the introduction, "the essence of Happy Habits for Every Couple is about becoming a person of encouragement who serves the one you love." That is what sets Happy Habits apart. It's not about fixing a marriage, inducing guilt, or pointing out what goes wrong in a marriage. It's all about building one another up for a few weeks, and building some habits that can be practiced continually. It's fun, practical, doable, affirming, and marriage-building. Give it a shot!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!