Book Review: Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After by Craig Groeschel

This is my second book review for Blogging for Books*. Not even being on the same continent as marriage, I was kind of sceptical about Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After. But it was either this or Christian fiction (shudder) so here we are.

No regrets! If you’re going to write a Christian book at least have the good grace to make it humorous, and Craig doesn’t disappoint. Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After is insightful, practical and witty. It’s obvious that Craig’s advice is steeped in both love for the Lord and years of experience.

It turns out it isn’t just for about-to-be-weds or newly-weds or just-plain-weds after all. If you picture a wedding somewhere (anywhere) in your future, this book is worth a read. It’s not a dating guide and it won’t deliver Instant And Lasting Love. But it will show you how foundational to life and marriage an intimate relationship with God is. It’s enriching.

My only complaint: the two chapters devoted to the roles of husbands and wives. Craig interprets Ephesians 5:21 in light of 5:22 and not vice versa—putting wives’ submission front and centre instead of mutual submission (courtesy mentions at the tail-ends of chapters do not count, you see). It undermines the whole message of the book which, as a whole, I thought was rather good.

The book’s best line is probably: “Is oral moral?” Yes, actual chuckling.

Overall, I rate it four out of five. 

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Related: Praying for one’s future Two.

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*This means I received a free copy in exchange for a review. 

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