Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Blog Tour: Generation NeXt Marriage

Those of us in Generation X face unique challenges in the world - but especially in our marriages. But don't despair! Tricia Goyer has the perfect solution - Generation NeXt Marriage: The Couple's Guide to Keeping It Together.

When my review copy arrived, I eagerly thumbed through the pages because like many other Gen Xers, my marriage has a lot of difficulties. My parents are divorced, my husband's parents are divorced, and we're trying to learn how to not make the mistakes they did. It's not easy!

What I love about Tricia's book is her breezy, honest, and humorous tone. She discusses great topics in a way that makes you feel like you're chatting with her in your living room. Here's just a few she explores:

  1. Revisiting Your Relationship Role Models
  2. Finding Balance
  3. Everyday Stuff of Life
  4. Romancing Your Spouse
  5. Growing in God
But what makes this book so fun is all the 80's and 90's song lyrics sprinkled through the text. They brought back a lot of memories, that's for sure! In addition, married Gen Xers offer their two cents on each topic. And Tricia also looks at the best marriage guide of all: the Bible.

This is a fun, deeply insightful book on marriage for our generation.


  1. I too am an x'er and it is ahrd to admit we are among the responsible, married adult secotr of society.

  2. Sounds interesting. And I agree with Travis...sometimes I don't feel old enough to being doing all this. ;)

  3. Travis and Anissa - Ah, yes. I get odd thoughts all the time on how I really shouldn't be old enough to have a full-time job, a mortgage, children, and all the responsibility that goes with it. Scary!

  4. Sounds interesting :) And a nice light approach to a serious topic always helps.

    Of course, I'm kinda stuck between the Baby Boom and Gen-X. But I might check it out if it turns up in the library here :)

  5. I'm with you, birth year puts me either at the tail end of the boomers or in the vanguard of the x-ers. I feel in-between, too--I don't really identify with either.

    Every generation has their unique challenges--it's good there are books addressing them! Great post, Melissa.

  6. My grandad always says 'no marriage is perfect, you have to work at it.' He was married for over 50 years. Sometimes people forget, sometimes the stress is too much, sometimes it isn't worth it. But I believe in trying really hard to love the person you married. This looks like a good book.

  7. Yep, it's a pretty good book. Pick it up if you can!

  8. Great conversation you've got going. :)

    Glad you enjoyed the book...thanks for joining the tour and for sharing Generation NeXt Marriage with your readers.



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