From the Publisher: You’ve searched a lifetime for that special person, but how can you be absolutely certain that you’ve found “The One”? And more important, how can you hold on to that love for the rest of your life?
More Than a Match explores the “compatibility factor,” demystifying the science behind matchmaking and giving you the tools you need to find the love you want. You’ll learn how to apply the specifics of good compatibility to a prospective date or mate, as well as how to break things off when you find yourself in the wrong relationship.
But since great relationships aren’t built on compatibility alone, marriage experts Michael and Amy Smalley also delve into the “forever factor,” giving you the skills you need to turn your romance into a lifelong love affair. You’ll learn how to deal with conflict, how to develop a healthy sex life, and how to recover when you inevitably hurt one another.
Fantastic marriages begin long before the exchange of the rings; they start when two people in search of love commit themselves to learning to how to love well…and forever. Because finding and keeping the love of your life is about much More Than a Match.
From Me: I found the book easy to read and full of good ideas. It had a definite religious bent to it and advises you to marry someone with whom you share religious beliefs. There is one mis-understanding in the book about Catholicism. The book states that one of the authors, a Baptist, had been engaged to marry a Catholic. She wanted the wedding in her church but he said it would have to be in a Catholic church for his Church to recognize it. While it doesn't surprise me that he would have told her that, it was a misunderstanding of the Catholic church's rules. In order for the Catholic Church to consider the marriage they were contemplating to be valid, it would have to take place in a Catholic church or in another location approved by his pastor. It is my understanding that as a general rule most pastors accept the American custom that weddings take place in the church of the bride. However, the couple still has to go through Catholic marriage preparation and the Catholic party has to sign papers indicating that s/he will do her/his best to see to it that the children are raised Catholic. The non-Catholic party has to sign papers acknowledging that s/he knows about the papers signed by the Catholic. That being said, I agree with the authors that mixed-faith marriages have a strikea against them to start.
If you are a young adult looking for a mate, or trying to decide if a particular person is for you, I'd recommend this book.
To purchase from Amazon: More Than a Match: The Five Keys to Compatibility for Life