- Endurance by Alfred Lansing
- Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
- Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty
- How To Love Your Wife by John Buri
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch
- Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
How To Love Your Wife
by John Buri
If you didn’t guess, this book is by father. My wonderful, amazing father is an Indie Author as well. He has written two books (and countless articles) in a completely different genre from what I write. I strongly encourage you to read his books.
Now I don’t recommend “How To Love Your Wife” as a Sticky Book because it’s my father’s book. I would like to think Sticky Books has more integrity than that! Admittedly, I likely would have never picked it up to read it if it wasn’t my father’s book, but that would have been my loss.
It is an excellent book.
As fortune would have it, it is also my father’s birthday today. We have a tradition in our family of honoring each other on our birthdays. As kids—imagine five young boys and one young girl going around the dinner table with my parents honoring each other—it was terrifying and wonderful to do honorings. When we were very young, it was always best to go first so your idea wasn’t stolen and you didn’t look like a copycat.
Well, now I’m married with two children and we carry on the tradition in our family. I just sent a video to my father wishing him Happy Birthday back in Minnesota. I honored him for two things that anyone who knows him will be able to recognize. My father likely has taught everyone who’s met him this, whether they have realized the lesson or not.
One, thank you Dad for teaching me to work harder than anyone else in the room. Two, thank you Dad for teaching me to always remember my faith.
All the color commentary from my video to my Dad? I’ll leave that between us.
Get this book, whether you’re married or not, you won’t be disappointed.
“At the heart of intimacy is self-disclosure.”
“She is special…It is always delightful for me to hear such a response, for when a young man is able to speak so openly and so positively about the love of his life…I am certain he will decide to invest in their life together through the good times as well as through the bad times.”
“If she is special, show her!”
“People who understand that marriage entails a mutual responsibility for one another and for their life together can work through their disagreements—for such individuals, conflicts are not so much about what I want as they are about what we need.”
“[This is] not very touchy-feely…When it comes to dealing with conflict in a healthy way in our marriages, for many of us what we need more than anything else is to grow up!”
“People do not ‘fall out of love’ with each other. When love begins to wane, it is because the marriage has taken a back seat on our list of priorities.”
“Make your marriage a high priority in your life. Let your wife know just how much you love her.”
“The fact of the matter is that ongoing meaningful expressions of affection are essential to the vitality of a marriage.”
“As you consider what it required of you to make your marriage a success, it is crucial that you overtly acknowledge the centrality of regular heartfelt expressions of affection.”
“Quite literally, if you want to experience the joy of lasting marital love with your wife, then you need to act more lovingly toward her. Just Do It! Be affectionate, even if you don’t feel like it.”
Sticky Books are those that you just can’t get out of your head. They stick with you long after you have put the book down and have moved on to something else. These are some of my Sticky Books. I don’t enjoy reviewing books myself. I find I am either full of far too much praise for the book because I know how difficult it can be to write a book, or I am far too negative about a book because, well, I guess I was just in a bad mood. So instead of reviews, I have pulled some of my favorite quotes from each Sticky Book.
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