Friday, March 15, 2013

One Month to Love: 30 Days To Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships | Book Review

One Month to Love is the new book from Kerry and Chris Shook that teaches you how to strengthen your relationship in just 30 days. 

I have to say first off that I LOVE the format of this book.  Your 30 days are broken down into 4 sections.  1 section for each week of your month.  The days within each section have a common theme between them.  The themes for the weeks are:  Being completely there in each relationship you have, Being Intentional in everything you do, Taking risks in your relationship and taking the chance being awkward, and finally a week on letting go. 

The Shook’s touch on topics such as how technology affects our relationships and it’s not in a good way.  We all might want to take a step back from the computer or phone if we want long lasting and loving connections with people.  Physical people in the same place.  Now, they aren’t saying that we need to get rid of technology completely, we just need to limit our time using it when we are around others.  The people you are around need you…all of you.  I touched on technology because it's the topic that I am working the most.

We all know that technology can be a HUGE topic (especially if you have teens) but, what about ourselves?  Can we be standing in our own ways?  They say that we have to let go.  Not so much letting go of past relationships or material items but, of character traits that can be harmful to our relationships.  Things like pride, guilt, insecurity, etc.  We can allow our own feelings to dampen our existing relationships and possibly keep us from find new one.  But, don’t worry…They will help you through that tough process. 

The best part about this book is that it’s meant for everyone.  There are some days that are geared a little more towards marriage, parenting and friendship.  But, to save you the trouble of scanning through the book, The Shook’s have included an index at the back with the pages listed that correspond with that topic.  That way if you have read the book and are looking for something specific you have an easy time finding it. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review.*

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