- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
This question is twofold. But let me start off by saying this is not meant to offend anyone!
I am friends with a few people in one department in my office. I was talking to them about wanting a good book to read. The next day their boss, who was in on the convo, hands me a book. Its titled “Secrets to a Successful Marriage” or something like that. I was excited to read it, that was really nice of her to let me borrow it! That night I began reading it…..
Here’s the thing: its more about religion than marriage. I understand that God is very present in some peoples lives and thus marriages, but I choose not to practice any formal religion. I like to believe that a successful marriage isn’t based on your adherence to God’s will, which is kinda what I took from the beginning of the book. But more about being a loving, kind, supportive companion- in a nutshell. I’m not saying its wrong to believe that god has a large role in a marriage. Again this isn’t meant to be judgemental or offensive. But I just cannot finish this book.
So, do I have to?! (said like a wimpering little girl who just got told she needs to finish her veggies). Their boss will inevitably ask me what I thought of the book. And I imagine she might even want to discuss some points. Yikes. I’m not comfortable telling her that she and I have differing believe systems. I don’t want it to be awkward.
The funny (as in not really funny) part is that my husband is kinda friends with her and her husband. He used to work with them for years and he’s been trying to set up double dates for awhile now. Awkward!
Oh, I said it was a two fold question: 1. Do I have to read this book? 2. Any good book recommendations? 🙂