Messy Beautiful Love- a book review

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pic5All of us who are (or have been) married know that there are times when we wonder if we are “going to make it”.  We hit those spots, those impasses, and we don’t know if we can get through them- or if we even want to anymore.  This book is about one couple’s road to recovery, and why this wife feels there is hope for any marriage.

This book is very, very Christian- as a Christian myself, it was pushing the lines of my own personal beliefs. The author has very strong beliefs that I personally do not share, and for this reason, the book was not my “cup of tea” so to speak.  It offered good advice, and if you do share the beliefs of the author, you might find that you are able to get more out of it then I was.

Here is more information about the book-

Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Today’s Marriages.

In a world where divorce has become a household word and marriage is simply tossed by the wayside, many women are asking, “Is there hope for my marriage?”  In Messy Beautiful Love, Darlene answers that question with a resounding, “Yes!!”
No matter how long you’ve been married or how strong your relationship is, sooner or later you are going to have a mess to clean up. Darlene teaches readers how to clean up that mess the right way!
Married for more than 25 year, Darlene understands the struggles many women face.  Coming from a place of brokenness, grace, and redemption, she candidly shares her personal story of infidelity, offers a message of hope, and guides women toward a deeper understanding, and affection for, their commitment to marriage.
Darlene Schacht is the founder of the popular blog Time-Warp Wife.  She is coauthor of Candace Cameron Bure’s New York Times best-selling book Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness.  Darlene has been married to Michael Schacht for more than 25 years.  They have four children and live in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


  1. I read this book and thought it offered very good advice. I, too, didn’t agree completely with everything written. But, all in all, I liked it.

  2. Vickie Couturier says

    I would love to read this book,,sounds like its one you would want to read straight thru

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