Birkey begins this book explaining how many of us enter marriage because of selfishness rather than selflessness. We mistakenly believe that our spouses will be THE ONE who will fill our every need. No matter how many books we read or counseling session we attend the truth remains – we need God to fill that role in our lives.
Marriage is difficult – Birkey owns up to that and shares with his readers his own personal story with infidelity and coming back from it with the help of God.
I appreciated Birkey’s honest about his own feelings of inadequacy, not wanting to let God take control, and wanting to feel loved. You often read stories from women’s perspectives but to hear this story of love and restoration from a man’s perspective is unique and humbling.
I also really liked being able to read the chapters from his wife, Kara’s perspective. To see both sides of their story was another unique aspect of this book and I appreciated it.
With great scripture verses throughout and elaboration on reasons that we marry like love, acceptance, hope, money, sex, and raising children – this book is a great book that any married or unmarried person could benefit from. It was beneficial to see a lot of statistics about marriage as well. It really did open my eyes to the state of marriage in our country.
After going through the reasons many of us get married, it end with the demons in our life that affect our marriage – like fear and bitterness.
So what is the point of marriage? You are going to have to read the book for the answer Birkey gives.
*Disclosure: I was given one digital copy of Marriage: What’s The Point from Reflect Ministry for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review. My opinions are mine alone.