Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard {Book Review}

By Mandy Hoffman, Contributing Writer

Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard

Book Overview:

Date Your Wife is a book written by a husband and intended to help husbands date “their girl” even though she’s already said “yes”. It is not just another “how-to” book, but rather a very practical guide to something that may be a challenge to many men. And most importantly the book is based on Scripture and connects it’s message to the gospel and grace of God.

Readability

This small red book is broken into 4 parts with a total of 12 chapters – but is only 131 pages long. It flows well as each part builds on the last one, logically taking step after step. The author’s candid approach and humorous writing style also make it fun to read.

The Highlights

As I said above the humor in this book makes it fun to read. My husband was laughing most of the way through his reading, pausing frequently to share the funny stories or thoughts with me. The practical side of this book is also a huge highlight. It’s not just pious thought nor is it just a list of things to do; it’s a perfect blend of Scriptural challenge with steps to take to flesh it out in your own marriage. While there is a list of date ideas in the back of the book, the action steps at the end of each chapter are more personal towards the husband and connect the knowledge with the steps to take.

I can’t rave enough about how this book takes a very practical subject and shows you how the gospel applies to it in a “rubber meets the road” sort of way. Buzzard isn’t “preachy” but rather straightforward, honest, and direct. He doesn’t beat around the bush, but says it as it is in a way that men need and want to hear.

The Downside

There really isn’t a “downside” to this book, however, it’s a basic subject so some men may find it boring because they “already know it all”. Quite honestly, it is somewhat redundant if you have done a lot of reading on this matter, but at the same time this book takes a gospel approach that I have not seen in other books. So the “downside” isn’t really a downside at all!

Date Your Wife

The Recommendation

Read it! This is highly recommended reading for all husbands. Guys, it’s a fun book to read…even if you don’t think reading is fun. And yes, he talks about sex!

Ladies, I know it’s tempting to read it first and then hand it to your husband. Don’t! If you are that curious, read it after your husband does, but I would encourage you to just let your husband do the reading.

I do recommend it to husbands, but I would advise single or engaged guys to wait until they are married to read it. Some of the frank talk in this book could cause you to struggle with the desires of your heart. Get married and THEN read this book!

The Best Place To Buy

$8.25 at Crossway.org is actually the cheapest place to buy a paperback copy of this book IF you are an Impact Member.  (Becoming an Impact Member is easy…click here to learn more.)

$8.49 at CBD.com is the next best price.

$7.55 for the Kindle version of Date Your Wife is the best price of all.

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