Nancy Anderson’s book Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair-proof Hedges Around Your Marriage is absolutely wonderful. With courage, Anderson tells of the journey that sent her on a wayward path to infidelity that nearly ended her marriage. “The reason I tell my story is too hopefully, prevent it from becoming someone else’s story,” says Anderson. “I am willing to say, I’ve been to the other side of the fence and I can tell you that the grass is NOT greener. It’s full of weeds and thorns…it’s a lie.” Now, with God’s help, Anderson is able to warn others with practical knowledge and offers tips on avoiding the greener grass syndrome.
More than a book on infidelity, Anderson describes how to plant, water, trim and keep the rodents out by planting hedges around one’s marriage. She explains the importance of communication and offers tips on that subject. Spending time with your spouse is crucial, so Anderson includes ideas for dating. She educates on differences in personalities, interests and needs. And then ends with ways to keep each other satisfied. “I want to tell couples that if they water their own marriages, they can grow a beautiful, healthy green relationship in their own backyard.”
?Anderson believes the single most important factor in creating and maintaining a successful marriage is friendship. “I not only love my husband, I like him,” says Anderson. “Our relationship is not just based on passion and romance, it’s deeper than that. The infatuation factor may come and go during the years, but our friendship, trust and devotion are stronger and more stable than our emotions.”
Because preventing an affair is always better than trying to recover from one, Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome shows where a marriage may be vulnerable and gives creative ways to make a good marriage great. It’s definitely for the couple who desires to grow together as man and wife.
BUY Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome!
reviewed by Cindy O’Halloran, freelance reviewer, www.cohalloran.com.
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