Almost Nearly Perfect

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage
Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

It made me laugh, my wife cried.

Rick and Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is a gem of a book for all people who want a healthy and balanced marriage built to last.

Rick and Bubba, for those who, like me, don’t recognize their names, are a talk-show duo from Alabama. Bringing the wisdom of a pastor, the testosterone of two big guys, and the experience of marriage and fatherhood, they speak truth with humor and, um, humor.

Seriously. It’s been a while since I’ve laughed this hard, this many times, and in only one book.

And all their stories are true. From their own lives they illustrate the importance of communication in marriage. The importance of recognizing and appreciating the differences between the husband as a man and the wife as a woman. The importance of not falling prey to the stereotypes defined by society. The importance of laughing together and crying together. The importance of realizing that marriage must always be the second most important relationship in our life.

Huh?

As a married man, the most important relationship in my life is my relationship with my heavenly Father, God. Then comes my relationship with my wife. Then comes my relationship with my children. And finally, comes my relationship with others.

Any alteration in this structure presents imbalance, weakening and threatening the failure of all the relationships.

But Rick and Bubba made me laugh when they said it.

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