Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Rick & Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage"

In my part of the world, Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey are pretty much a staple of morning radio shows. So, I anticipated the usual laughs as I began the book. I did not however expect the tears near the end.

This book is Rick and Bubba’s guide to marriage – what they see works and what they know doesn’t. It is full of stories that they candidly share of life with their wives. Lessons they have learned along the way.

I have to say that the one that really made me laugh was Rick’s Rematch story, and how a romantic weekend can turn into a racing match, with his wife eating sand. (You just have to read the book.)

This book was a fast read, mostly because it’s written much like the guys speak on the radio. If you are a fan, you will love it. If you are not a fan, well it is still worth the read.

At the end of the book Rick shares how he and Sherri have had to deal with the “Unthinkable”, the death of their son. The heartache and process that they as a couple have had and are working through, is one that is hard to fathom. (That’s where the tears came in.)

These guys have a lot of wisdom and common sense that seems to be missing in marriages today. I applaud their no nonsense, say it like it is approach. My favorite line is found on page 69, “Show us a good marriage, and we’ll show you a union of two good forgivers.” That is what making a good marriage is all about – grace.

Definitely would recommend it.

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