The Love Dare
For marriages in trouble, and for those people who want to keep things out of trouble, "The Love Dare," is a great list of ideas. Nothing here will cause the reader to go "Wow! Brilliant!" because everything here is common sense. It might not feel natural, and some ideas will be difficult for the couple in strife. The majority of couples will find it useful in its practicality.
Why is it common sense? Try day one, for example,
"Resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue that to say something you'll regret."
Easier said than done, but worth doing just the same.
Either partner can apply the content solo. In fact, it is structured that way.
Forget the movie. I'm reviewing the book. I know, lots of reviewers loved it, but this book will last long after the film leaves the theater. While I liked the movie, all it does is serve as a stepping stone toward the much more difficult work. Get into "The Love Dare," apply its ideas, and, whether or not it delivers, you will know you have done the right thing.
The content is a quick read at first. Partially written in a script like handwriting font, it will flow easily on the eyes. Slow down, consider the depth of the ideas, and the creative applications, and the work begins. It is meant to be read over 40+ days, not scanned on the train to work.
I fully recommend "The Love Dare" by Stephen Kendrick.