Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is a sweet combination of light-hearted silliness and the wisdom borne of experience. Making no claim to be marriage experts, these radio personalities share stories from their lives, jokes in good taste, and lessons learned, not only about marriage, but also parenting and ministry. I really enjoyed reading this book.
My favorite chapters were:
Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Puddin’ Heads—advice I often receive from my husband as we raise three boys (though I don’t think either of us really knows what a puddin’ head is)
R-E-S-P-E-C-T—an on-target look at the marriage relationship Paul calls for in Ephesians 5
Things We Have Survived—birthday parties, vacations, moving, pregnancy . . .
The Unthinkable—a heart-touching call for couples to cling to each other while lifting each other to Christ when the worse part of for better or for worse comes to pass
Most chapters end with a humorous topical list of things pertaining to marriage such as “Top Ten Reasons Some Husbands Don’t Pick Up After Themselves” and “Sample Apologies for Men” and “for Women.” The book closes with a revelation of the top secret and infamous “The Book of Blame.”
Also included is a CD containing clips from some of Rick & Bubba’s radio shows. There is some overlap in the book, but it’s great to listen to in the car and share with others in the family.
If you’re looking for a giggle and a happy look at marriage from the male point of view, I gladly recommend this book to you.