I really like the tone behind this book. The approach is transparent and honest, refers to and promotes other great marriage resources, and speaks from 30 years of personal experience. Because so much of it is written from personal experience, I think the bias there will help couples connect to the Bevere's story and be encouraged by it or prevent other couples from being able to relate to the Bevere's experience and not take away as much. The book is setup to be read three ways, as a devotional, as a read-through, or as a group study. I took the time to go slow, like a daily devotional, at the beginning of the book and took time to journal my answers. However, as I progressed through the book, I found myself continuing to read through on to the next day's devotional.I read and considered all the questions at the end of each section. I found them to be intentional and practical. Most of them, I had considered before but acknowledge that these questions need to be revisited in each season of life. My biggest takeaway was the way in which the Beveres broke marriage down into metaphorical seasons and how each season has it's pros and cons. It is refreshing to hear that the golden years of marriage can be just as good as or better than the exciting beginning of a relationship. I can recommend this as a resource with great fundamentals and check-up questions for already existing marriages. It feels more like a course correcting guide for those already in marriage and I therefore feel less inclined to recommend to unmarried people but it could be used as preventative medicine by mature, engaged couples who desire to learn from other's mistakes and wisdom before embarking on the journey that is marriage.