Great Parents, Lousy Lovers by Dr. Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham

This new book does seem to take the form of many similar self-help books on love in a relationship but in reality Great Parents, Lousy Lovers gives you a fresh take on how you should live your life towards your spouse.  It attempts to be new and fresh in many ways and I believe it succeeds in that goal quite well and it keeps this book rather interesting from beginning to end.

A parent in todays fast paced world can be a great parent and yet still have a healthy love life, which is very important in a happy marriage.  This is the philosophy that drives this book and it is this idea that is reinforced throughout.  The book gives great insight into a typical marriage today and how one is to balance being a good parent with being a great lover. The book does this via Jeff Foxworthy style humor with questions like:

You might be a Great Parent, Lousy Lover if you consider an appetizer the free applesauce that comes with a kid’s meal.

You might be a Great Parent, Lousy Lover if your idea of a date night is watching the kids play on the playground at Chick-fil-A.

You might be a Great Parent, Lousy Lover if, before you leave the house, you ask your husband, “Do you need to go potty before we leave?”

These comments are answered by situations and solutions to those situations that you may run up against as a parent, whether a new parent or raising up teens.  This book is for many groups of married couples out there, especially those that want to have any hope of making it through the terrible twos and threes still intimate with their husband or wife.  So if you are a parent, then chances are this book is for you!

I received this book from Tyndale publishers and was in no way obligated to give a positive review.  I have read and reviewed this book with my own opinions.


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