Book Review: Staying Power

Staying Power by Carol & Gene Kent and Cindy & David Lambert is a book about keeping marriage strong despite the trials of life that drag couples apart. Staying Power teaches how to face anger, forgiveness, and perseverance by using connection and nurturing each other in times of crisis.

This was a hard book for me to finish, not because the material wasn’t valuable but because there were so many author voices. It is possible for me to switch between 2 narrators, but when I am bouncing between the cover and the story to see which couple is speaking and whose life we are talking about I get distracted.

However, I found a wealth of concise information in the crisis help sheets in the appendix. Having these is helpful, because even if my husband and I haven’t personally experienced it (or it is yet to come), we can better walk beside our friends who have.