Monday, August 31, 2009

The Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Recently, I finished reading a book that would normally not have been “up my alley”. The book, Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage, caught my attention in the bookstore I think because of the contrast between the cartoon angels on the frilly cover and the title which sported the words “Rick & Bubba”! It turns out that Rick and Bubba are New York Times Best-Selling authors of at least five other books including Rick & Bubba’s Expert Guide to God, Country & Family, and Rick & Bubba for President: The Two Sexiest Fat Men Alive Take on Washington. Who knew?

This amusing book contains very, very short chapters that will make you grin, as you find yourself identifying with these two MOWs (Men of Weight) about the all important subject of marriage. Working my way through each chapter I was drawn into the “world” of these two morning radio personalities as they delivered their entertaining ancedotes and punch lines. I soon discovered that each time Rick & Bubba caused me to grin, they followed with a more serious, and important, biblically-anchored precept concerning various joys and struggles faced by married couples. What an effective way to get one’s point across, soften with humor, then sneak in the lesson.

Every bit as entertaining as the stories Rick and Bubba relate, are their lists! The book is worth the read if only for the nearly two dozen lists which include: “Rules of Engagement for Women/Men”, “Rick & Bubba’s Top Ten Love Songs”, and “Top Ten Baby Names When the Mom Chooses/When the Dad Chooses”.

If you need a book to handle the deeper, more troubling issues of marriage, this is not the book for you. However, if you are looking for a fun book that will cause you to take a fresh look at marriage, your own in particular, I highly recommend Rick & Bubba’s take on the matter!

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