How to create a Masterpiece Marriage

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Disclosure: I received this book to review. The post contains affiliate links; opinions shared here are 100% mine.

My husband and I were married in 1998. That seems like so long ago!! How the time flies. We didn’t start out with romance. We were friends first, then God planted that love seed in our hearts. It’s so amazing to me how the Lord works that kind of magic! My husband is the kindest, most gentle man I know. When I read Masterpiece Marriage, the main character Zenus reminded me a bit of my hubs.

Masterpiece Marriage

Wondering how to create a masterpiece marriage?  Here’s what I’ve learned in these 17 years…. mostly from that sweet husband of mine.

1.  Love each other every day.   Even when you make each other upset, end the day with a hug and an “I love you.”

2.  Break down the barriers.  Hold hands while you watch TV.  Rub his back while he reads the paper.  Those little touches are important ways to connect.

3.  Be respectful.  It’s easy to forget the rules when you live with someone.  Do you treat people at work better than you treat your spouse?  It’s time to fix that! 

In his own way, Zenus followed those rules in Masterpiece Marriage. He doesn’t seem to be a kind or gentle soul at first, but it’s easy to see that he’s truly a sensitive guy at heart. He’s got that brooding, mysterious Mr. Darcy persona that I’m always drawn to. I wasn’t sure what to think of Mary at first. Her English background made her character quippy and cute, yet there seemed to be a lot lurking under the surface. Author Gina Welborn kept things busy with lots of loose ends that didn’t get tied until the very end. There were times when I was confused by all the drama!  Zenus’s aunt Priscilla was a busy little matchmaker. I really liked her in the end. Her character was a lot like the crochety Aunt Josephine from Anne of Green Gables. There were some hints of racy situations in the book that aren’t usually found in the Quilts of Love series. This doesn’t detract from the story, but it’s something to consider when giving this to teens to read. As always, the quilt plays an important role in the healing and development of the characters.   This book is short enough to enjoy in a day.  Don’t miss it!
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  1. Sherry Compton says:

    The “little” things like holding hands, little touches, and looking into each others eyes really mean a lot.

  2. entered my 28th of marriage this year and I have to say it takes works and tips like yours are very useful happy to have read your post

  3. Sounds like an interesting read!

  4. I think your suggestions for a masterpiece marriage are spot on! I agree wholeheartedly! This book seems like one I might like.

  5. Sherry Compton says:

    Being respectful to your spouse is important and often swept under the rug. We sometimes take out our day on them; it’s something to actively work at and make sure to apologize and talk to them.

  6. Amanda Baker says:

    This one looks super interesting! I might have to check this one out!!

  7. Susan Broughton says:

    This sounds like a really interesting book. I have been married for over 30 years now so any advice to help is always helpful!

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