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The 10 Commandments of Marriage

This is the seventh review in a series of posts about books for married men.

The 10 Commandments of Marriage, by Ed Young, is definitely the most basic of the seven books I’ve reviewed so far in this series. It’s a great primer on the relationship of a husband and wife… how do do the big things. Here’s the ten commandments:

  1. Thou Shalt Not Be a Selfish Pig
  2. Thou Shalt Cut The Apron Strings
  3. Thou Shalt Continually Communicate
  4. Thou Shalt Make Conflict Thy Ally
  5. Thou Shalt Avoid The Quicksand Of Debt
  6. Thou Shalt Flee Sexual Temptation
  7. Thou Shalt Forgive Thy Mate
  8. Thou Shalt Keep The Home Fires Burning
  9. Thou Shalt Begin Again And Again
  10. Thou Shalt Build A Winning Team

As far as the content of the book goes, that’s it in a nutshell. I’ve given too much of it away already to say much more; suffice that every point is well supported and well explained. The writing sometimes feels corny, like the author is trying too hard, but it’s a lot of solid advice and wisdom for any couple. While I’m not likely to recommend it to men as strongly as some of the other books that made deeper points, this is certainly a starting point for anyone who’s researching the “how to” of an “I do” relationship.