Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out―three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list―her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.
Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another – and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, commit to living true―true to themselves and to each other.
Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
I don’t really know why I didn’t fall in love with this book. She tells a good story and her life is far from boring. But it just didn’t stick with me. I think I maybe felt like parts were kind of far-fetched maybe. It didn’t feel believable at times for me.
I would like to read a new book if she comes out with one about her new relationship with a woman and how that has changed and impacted her lives and how she came to the realization that this was what she wanted after things has seemingly become ok with her husband again. I think that would make an interesting story.
I do love how open and honest she is in her writing and how consistently transparent she can be.
Have you read any of Glennon’s books? What did you think about them? Would you be interested in reading another book by her with some controversial (which they really shouldn’t be controversial) topics?
Happy reading, friends.