Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome by Nancy C. Anderson: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

Nearly 33% of men and 25% of women will have an affair at some point during their marriage.  This is one of the many reasons why more than 50% of marriages end in divorce.

Nancy C. Anderson, author of Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome, was one of the women who had an affair.  But unlikely many, her marriage did not end in divorce.

Anderson and her husband, Ron, married young, and within the first few years of their marriage, Nancy had cheated.  She had plans to leave the marriage and run away with Jake until she talked to her parents and prayed.  In the end, she and Ron put in the hard work to save their marriage, which they both admit was on shaky ground from the time that they got married.

In this book, Anderson shares her story over a few chapters, and then, the rest of the book offers ways to affair-proof your marriage.

What I Thought of This Book

I’d recommend this book to anyone who is married.  Although I believe (and my husband affirms), that we have a pretty solid marriage, after reading this book, I definitely saw things that we could work on to make our marriage stronger.

The main suggestions the Andersons have to improve marriages include:

Hearing
Encouraging
Dating
Guarding
Educating
Satisfying

In addition, there is a chapter on Affair Repair.  I have to say, I was quite impressed with Anderson.  When she came clean to her husband about the affair and wanted to save her marriage, she immediately called Jake, whom she was having an affair with, to break it off, and she also called her boss and quit effective immediately because she didn’t want to be tempted by Jake at work.  She showed true remorse and a dedication to her marriage that I’m guessing not many people would be willing to do.

Whether your marriage has been rocked by an affair or you’re just trying to keep your marriage safe from an affair, I highly recommend this book.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars on the Mom’s Plans’ scale.

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