Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review: The 50 Fridays Marriage Challange

About the Book:
Transform your marriage with this revitalizing relationship guide that challenges couples to answer important questions together and grow in mutual understanding.
In our modern, fast-paced society, it is easy for couples to drift apart and suddenly find their marriages in need of serious help. If this sounds familiar, then Pastor Jeff Helton and his wife Lora have a challenge for you: sit down once a week with your spouse to answer a question together. It could be something as simple as “What makes you laugh out loud?” or as deep and challenging as “If you had one day left on earth, what would you say to your spouse?” or “Are you satisfied with our level of physical intimacy?”

The 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge is a fun book specifically designed to spark open and honest conversation between partners at any stage of married life. Each short chapter includes an engaging question, a brief message, an encouraging quote, a Bible scripture, and a prayer. The short messages bring hope to rocky marriages by providing a safe, gentle space for discussing important matters, such as communication, conflict, in-laws, finances, children, sex, and much more.

By taking the 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge, husbands and wives will find that their Friday evening talks—whether they laugh together, delve deep into the topic at hand, or plan and dream for the future—may be the only time they spend in close conversation that doesn’t involve the kids, the checking account, or who took out the trash. Spend a few precious moments together once a week with this book, and you will ultimately see your marriage transformed.

My Comments:
I've enjoyed reading this book and I'm going to share it with my husband.  Just about anything you read about marriage says that communication is the key to being happy together and remaining part of the same team.  This book gives you a framework for almost a year of discussions, some serious, some fun, some spiritual and some sexy.  Each chapter begins with a question.That is followed by a short discussion that includes scripture quotes.  Some of the questions are:
  • What hobbies or activities do you enjoy in your marriage?  What other things would you like to do together?
  • What specific changes would you like to see that could help grow a more intimate, pleasurable and satisfying sex life?
  • What things scare you?  When you look ahead to the next few months, what things are you afraid of or concerned about?
  • Where do you see God's faithfulness and mercy in your life and in your marriage?  What things are you thankful for this season?
I definitely consider this a worthwhile book and thank the publisher for providing both hard copy and Net Galley review copies.  Grade B+.


  1. That sounds interesting...

  2. When I started reading this, I couldn't help but think of another book that advised 7 consecutive days of sex with your spouse. :)

    This book that you've reviewed sounds like a worthwhile try, too. My husband and I tried "couch time" from "Growing Kids God's Way"(talking daily without the children for at least 15 minutes) when our kids were 6 and under. It lasted for about a week. lol He wanted to destress from work and talk about home decorating ideas and I wanted to clear up business and children issues that were on the back burner. Realizing that that was probably stressful for him, I let him lead the conversation (being the flexible woman). And THAT'S why couch time lasted only a week. lol

    I think we needed a mediator. :)


View My Stats