Guys, just go buy “Beyond Ordinary” already. I was looking forward to getting this book to review from Tyndale and was even more excited when I read the foreword by Pete Wilson, but what really grabbed me was Justin and Trisha’s he-said-she-said style of sharing their story. It totally felt like I was sitting down for coffee with them and they were pouring their hearts out honestly about themselves, good and bad. We get the whole story, from how they met, fell in love and their less-than-fairy-tale marriage which eventually involves an affair. But that is not where the story ends. Justin and Trisha left ministry, took a four year journey through the pain and grief and ended up restoring their marriage through the grace of God! I have experienced a couple of divorces in my life and am now watching another marriage within my immediately family struggle to survive. It has been so important to me from my engagement to make my marriage last and to do whatever it takes to keep our relationship strong, as it is for most couples, but this book has really challenged me about being honest with myself and being honest with my husband so that I can be fully known by him, thus resulting in a marriage that is beyond ordinary. This book is about being honest and being intentional and really digs beneath the surface of what your marriage may look like on the outside. I appreciate Justin and Trisha’s honesty and vulnerability so much and I know that their new ministry, Refine Us, is going to help so many people. I definitely recommend this book to all couples, no matter where you are in your marriage — I think we all want a marriage that is beyond ordinary.
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