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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  •  WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  Hosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love. From the begi INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  •  WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  Hosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love. From the beginning, Mike and Jana had the kind of everyday arguments that drive even the happiest couples apart. Money, careers, insecurity, jealousy...And then kids, infidelity, addiction, and growing walls around their individual hearts. Many people would have separated. But Jana and Mike discovered something invaluable: While fighting under the worst possible circumstances, they learned how to fight for each other with respect, kindness, humor, and faith. The Good Fight reveals how one couple decided to honor their forever love by battling it out and staying together, told from both sides. With honesty, warmth, and hilarity, Jana and Mike walk us through the details of the most complicated fights of their past. They show readers how they've communicated, prayed, forgiven, and radically embraced each other to live their happiest, most fulfilling lives possible, and offer lessons anyone—married, dating, single—can use to give and receive lasting love.


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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  •  WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  Hosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love. From the begi INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  •  WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  Hosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love. From the beginning, Mike and Jana had the kind of everyday arguments that drive even the happiest couples apart. Money, careers, insecurity, jealousy...And then kids, infidelity, addiction, and growing walls around their individual hearts. Many people would have separated. But Jana and Mike discovered something invaluable: While fighting under the worst possible circumstances, they learned how to fight for each other with respect, kindness, humor, and faith. The Good Fight reveals how one couple decided to honor their forever love by battling it out and staying together, told from both sides. With honesty, warmth, and hilarity, Jana and Mike walk us through the details of the most complicated fights of their past. They show readers how they've communicated, prayed, forgiven, and radically embraced each other to live their happiest, most fulfilling lives possible, and offer lessons anyone—married, dating, single—can use to give and receive lasting love.

30 review for The Good Fight: Wanting to Leave, Choosing to Stay, and the Powerful Practice for Loving Faithfully

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    DNF at 25%. I thought this was a memoir. Imagine my shock when it’s a MARRIAGE ADVICE book.. from two people who have been married for 5 years, in therapy for 4 of those, and repeatedly separated. The “husband’s” parts were borderline insufferable. He routinely gaslights her and calls it therapy. I cannot.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ceara

    Edit: I take back what I said. Recently found out that Jana had a fling years ago with Gleb Savchenko, who is married with children so I have no sympathy for her anymore. You would think after knowing how it feels to be cheated on by your husband, that you wouldn’t want to inflict that on another woman, but nope, she knowingly slept with a married man. So enjoy your cheating husband Jana. Mike is a serial cheater and continues to cheat on Jana. She is the exact definition of a doormat. She deser Edit: I take back what I said. Recently found out that Jana had a fling years ago with Gleb Savchenko, who is married with children so I have no sympathy for her anymore. You would think after knowing how it feels to be cheated on by your husband, that you wouldn’t want to inflict that on another woman, but nope, she knowingly slept with a married man. So enjoy your cheating husband Jana. Mike is a serial cheater and continues to cheat on Jana. She is the exact definition of a doormat. She deserves to be with someone who loves her enough to keep his dick in his pants and not have a wandering eye. What is love without loyalty and trust? One-sided love is what it is. She continues to forgive him so he will continue to gaslight her and cheat and blame it on his sex addiction and insecurities. Despite what cheaters and women who choose to stay with them like to say, choosing to stay with someone that is not faithful to you, does not make you strong, it makes you weak. Also if your partner really did love you, they would not cheat. Sorry not sorry. Cheating is a choice, not a mistake. Once a cheater, always a cheater. This is how you know when you are in a one-sided relationship: 1. You’re constantly second-guessing yourself. 2. You apologize more than you need to. 3. You’re always making excuses for your partner. 4. You feel insecure about your relationship. 5. You do all of the heavy lifting. 6. Your partner's calendar takes priority. 7. You put in more effort than your partner. 8. You prioritize your partner, but they do not prioritize you over anything else.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Finn

    I have been listening to Jana and Mike’s podcast on and off for the past year, and I am in awe of their raw honesty and transparency about Mike’s struggle with addiction with sex and Jana’s turmoil with being married an addict. This book is an amazing glimpse into what their therapy has taught them, and how they continue to work on their marriage and themselves and fight for themselves and each other.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Em Cooke

    Jana and Mike have been through a lot. But instead of giving up and walking away, they fight for the good. It’s refreshing. And heartbreaking at times. But the question they ask over and over again, “do you want to be right, or do you want to be heard?” If you don’t fight for what matters in your life, what are you missing out on? • i learned a lot about myself listening to this one. it’s hard not to feel shame about some of the things you’ve done or said in the last, but it’s all about progress, Jana and Mike have been through a lot. But instead of giving up and walking away, they fight for the good. It’s refreshing. And heartbreaking at times. But the question they ask over and over again, “do you want to be right, or do you want to be heard?” If you don’t fight for what matters in your life, what are you missing out on? • i learned a lot about myself listening to this one. it’s hard not to feel shame about some of the things you’ve done or said in the last, but it’s all about progress, not perfection. thank you for being so honest and willing to share your journey. this is a really good resource for anyone trying to fight their way through any relationship. • i’m sure the hard copy of this will be a good resource, but i loved the audiobook. hearing Jana and Michael tell their story was moving. Highly recommend!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brynn | readyourworriesaway

    I’ve been listening to Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin for about a year. I really appreciate their raw honesty as I’m sure it helps so many others going through similar struggles that they have experienced. Too many celebrities portray their lives as perfect on social media— but I always find myself more drawn to those that share the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good Fight will equip you with numerous communication tools that you can use to strengthen your relationship. Jana I’ve been listening to Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin for about a year. I really appreciate their raw honesty as I’m sure it helps so many others going through similar struggles that they have experienced. Too many celebrities portray their lives as perfect on social media— but I always find myself more drawn to those that share the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good Fight will equip you with numerous communication tools that you can use to strengthen your relationship. Jana and Mike shared stories of struggles they have faced and what worked to pull themselves out of the deep end. Through much trial and error, they have learned to communicate better and understand what the other needs in order to feel loved and heard. I flew through this one in less than 24 hours!

  6. 5 out of 5

    BookDragons NotWorms

    This book is beautifully honest and will have you finally not feeling alone for certain topics! I remember the scandal that lit them up even more than her career. This is just their story and what they do to try to keep their marriage going. I have my husband downloading on audible asap!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Thea

    I've been listening to whine down since the beginning, this book was wonderful. I've been listening to whine down since the beginning, this book was wonderful.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mediaman

    A book written way too soon by a celebrity couple that seems to be in love with fighting and going through therapy. The whole book is one long therapy rehash, with all sorts of catch phrases used that helped the couple but may not help others. It was hard to accept much of what the authors wrote when they admitted to doing (and continue to do) so many bad things to each other. I'm sure some will find comfort in this level of openness, but I found the book to be difficult to follow and unorganized A book written way too soon by a celebrity couple that seems to be in love with fighting and going through therapy. The whole book is one long therapy rehash, with all sorts of catch phrases used that helped the couple but may not help others. It was hard to accept much of what the authors wrote when they admitted to doing (and continue to do) so many bad things to each other. I'm sure some will find comfort in this level of openness, but I found the book to be difficult to follow and unorganized. They supposedly go back and forth in chapters with their names listed on their respective sections, but I found a number of mistakes in the book where it suddenly switched from her to him without his name attached to it. Also their timelines get mixed up, so they never deliver a consistent narrative regarding when things happened nor what exactly went on. Namely they only reveal as much as they want us to see, and I began to suspect that much of the disorganization was to give them the ability to hide some facts. For example, Michael's references to his "sex addiction" are incredibly vague and there is great controversy regarding whether there even is such a thing. He simply is a cheater who can't keep a commitment to one woman, but fails to accept some personal responsibility for it by classifying it as an addiction that he can't control. It ended up being a frustrating read. While I admire their commitment to their faith and some of the lessons they learned from five years in therapy, I came away not believing some of what they said and that their relationship is not mature enough to be publishing a book of marriage advice. They're trying to claim victory but still very much in the middle of the fight.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Valla

    A quick read. Some good strategies woven with tidbits of their story. The strategies aren't different than any other relationship book. I wish they would have shared more of their story up front so I had context while reading. A quick read. Some good strategies woven with tidbits of their story. The strategies aren't different than any other relationship book. I wish they would have shared more of their story up front so I had context while reading.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Thanks to the publisher, via Edelweiss, for an advance e-galley for honest review. I picked this up because I have a hard time resisting any celebrity written tome, and I find Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin's story interesting. I don't think they are reinventing the wheel here in terms of relationship advice books, but they do a nice job sharing the tools they've learned through extensive therapy and work on their relationship after infidelity. It's a very honest story with lots of admissions of th Thanks to the publisher, via Edelweiss, for an advance e-galley for honest review. I picked this up because I have a hard time resisting any celebrity written tome, and I find Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin's story interesting. I don't think they are reinventing the wheel here in terms of relationship advice books, but they do a nice job sharing the tools they've learned through extensive therapy and work on their relationship after infidelity. It's a very honest story with lots of admissions of their shortcomings, and I think if it being written by a celebrity couple encourages those struggling in relationships to pick it up and do some work, then it's definitely worth it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Coleman

    This is a good book for anyone who is in a relationship. Even better for someone who is in a relationship that is struggling.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    **Long post** I couldn't wait for this book to be released. I have loved Jana since her OTH days, love her music, movies, and listen to their podcast each week. Jana and Mike are open books, and very transparent with us. I admire the fact that this is one celebrity couple that is willing to put in every single effort to make their marriage work and not just run at the first hint of trouble. I have always said that cheating is the one thing that I won't tolerate and that it will have me signing di **Long post** I couldn't wait for this book to be released. I have loved Jana since her OTH days, love her music, movies, and listen to their podcast each week. Jana and Mike are open books, and very transparent with us. I admire the fact that this is one celebrity couple that is willing to put in every single effort to make their marriage work and not just run at the first hint of trouble. I have always said that cheating is the one thing that I won't tolerate and that it will have me signing divorce papers faster than I can blink, however, that's not true for everyone, and some are willing to go to therapy/counseling and do all sorts of couples retreats, etc to get to the bottom of why it happened and to get help in order for it never to happen again. I also used to think that once a cheater always a cheater and in some circumstances I still do believe that, but sometimes there are underlying psychological issues that may be going on. I'm absolutely in no way using that as an excuse for such behavior, but I admire women that are willing to do everything in their power to make it last and not become another statistic. Every marriage will have problems, every single one, but are you willing to fight the good fight so that you come out on the other side? Jana and Mike have set boundaries in their marriage and when you have had such a deep impactful season such as what they've went through, then you will have triggers, you will have moments where you question things that happen, you will have hard days out of the blue, but it's how you learn to handle those moments together that will get you through. There is no such thing as a perfect marriage, none. If you have that mentality then you might want to stay single. If you're willing to say "I Do" then in my unsolicited opinion, you should be willing to do anything to help your marriage last, even in the hardest of hard times. Marriage takes constant work on both sides in good seasons, bad seasons, and extremely hard seasons. I'm proud of Jana and Mike for showing us that marriage is hard, and that it's worth fighting for at the same time. They have a beautiful family! I'm definitely standing behind them as they continue The Good Fight!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jess Hill

    "We truly believe that no matter how shattered or broken two people might be, if they are willing to show up and do the work, there is hope for repair. It's not easy and by no means will our journey always be perfect and effortless, but we're in the ring together." I've been in a relationship with the same guy since I was 16 and while we are currently in a really good place, we've dug through some trenches to get here. No matter where you are in your relationship, this book has something for you. "We truly believe that no matter how shattered or broken two people might be, if they are willing to show up and do the work, there is hope for repair. It's not easy and by no means will our journey always be perfect and effortless, but we're in the ring together." I've been in a relationship with the same guy since I was 16 and while we are currently in a really good place, we've dug through some trenches to get here. No matter where you are in your relationship, this book has something for you. By reading it, I learned a lot about myself and why I react to certain situations in the way that I do. But I'm all in, we're fighting the good fight.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    A celebrity couple's marriage advice book. Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin have been married for five years and in marriage counseling for four years. This book felt like they took notes from their LA therapists, Nashville therapists, and wrote a book to recoup the cost of counseling. If so, I am okay with putting a small dent in it for them. There is nothing in this book that has not been written in other marriage self-help books. They have a section on love languages that I just read a similar A celebrity couple's marriage advice book. Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin have been married for five years and in marriage counseling for four years. This book felt like they took notes from their LA therapists, Nashville therapists, and wrote a book to recoup the cost of counseling. If so, I am okay with putting a small dent in it for them. There is nothing in this book that has not been written in other marriage self-help books. They have a section on love languages that I just read a similar chapter in Sara Evans recently released book Born to Fly. I do respect that both authors shared painful events from their relationship to help illustrate different techniques to help discuss and move on as a married couple. I am sure it was not easy to bring these up in a very public way. If a listener of the podcast or a fan of Kramer's music picks up this book and can get some help with an issue in their marriage than this book was well worth it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Candy Bishop

    I read some really nasty reviews about this book. If you didn’t know or like what you knew you would read then why did you read it! I loved this book. I love Jana Kramer. I believe she is strong for staying after having her heart broken. I commend Michael for being open about his sickness and taking care of it. If it weren’t for people like them openly sharing what they’ve been through others wouldn’t know what to do. I thank them for sharing their life with everyone. That is hard to just open u I read some really nasty reviews about this book. If you didn’t know or like what you knew you would read then why did you read it! I loved this book. I love Jana Kramer. I believe she is strong for staying after having her heart broken. I commend Michael for being open about his sickness and taking care of it. If it weren’t for people like them openly sharing what they’ve been through others wouldn’t know what to do. I thank them for sharing their life with everyone. That is hard to just open up about all your nasty secrets to the world. My favorite part was when Jana says your marriage vows say you’ll be together in good times and bad sickness and health. Not only if we never disagree or fight. A-freaking-men!!! I’m proud of them for fighting to make what they want work. And that’s what marriage is is work. I love the way they explain how they make the marriage work. I appreciate them for sharing.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Brittany Purtell

    Jana and Mike don’t owe anyone anything. They don’t owe an explanation or continuing defending their relationship. However, they have chosen to be vulnerable, open themselves up to criticism/opinions, and completely have laid their lives out in the open- and to what? They help people. They have probably helped SO many people. Reading this book shows just that and it will reach so many people. I became a fan of Jana because of her music but now I’m a fan of her as a person, and what she and Mike Jana and Mike don’t owe anyone anything. They don’t owe an explanation or continuing defending their relationship. However, they have chosen to be vulnerable, open themselves up to criticism/opinions, and completely have laid their lives out in the open- and to what? They help people. They have probably helped SO many people. Reading this book shows just that and it will reach so many people. I became a fan of Jana because of her music but now I’m a fan of her as a person, and what she and Mike do for all of those that need help. They have taken sour lemons in their lives and made such great lemonade. I can’t wait to read the entire book and continue to follow along on their journey. The structure, insight, honesty and courage of this book is unbelievable. Already ready for book number two!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Karley Stafford

    I was so excited to read this book. Jana and Mike are great and charismatic. I find that their open-ness and raw honesty is really helpful to everyones personal growth not only relationship growth. In their book they touch base with a lot of very important issues and how to deal with them. I find that they provide excellent tools with navigating and understanding relationships. The genre is not one I would normally read, so at time I did have trouble with the style but that doesn't take away fro I was so excited to read this book. Jana and Mike are great and charismatic. I find that their open-ness and raw honesty is really helpful to everyones personal growth not only relationship growth. In their book they touch base with a lot of very important issues and how to deal with them. I find that they provide excellent tools with navigating and understanding relationships. The genre is not one I would normally read, so at time I did have trouble with the style but that doesn't take away from being able to relate to their journey and learn from it. I would suggest anyone needing insight on making lasting relationships work read this book. Great job guys!

  18. 5 out of 5

    booksbikesbooze

    One of my favorite podcasts & couples! I commend them both for fighting "The Good Fight" and working on their marriage for their family and young children; mostly themselves. It's evident how much work they have both done to grow and move forward. I think this book is mainly geared toward/will mostly help couples/marriages with relationship issues, however I still found some chapters regarding communication, love languages, trigger warnings etc. useful. I could tell most of the foundation of this One of my favorite podcasts & couples! I commend them both for fighting "The Good Fight" and working on their marriage for their family and young children; mostly themselves. It's evident how much work they have both done to grow and move forward. I think this book is mainly geared toward/will mostly help couples/marriages with relationship issues, however I still found some chapters regarding communication, love languages, trigger warnings etc. useful. I could tell most of the foundation of this book is what they have learned in therapy over the years, and I found this insightful. Quick read, can easily be done in one sitting.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Elise

    I loved this book. I love how raw and vulnerable both Mike and Jana have been through their journey. They open up about how they struggle in their own personal lives with their feelings as well as how they struggle in their relationship. So many good tips and communication tools that you can use in every day relationships. Jana and Mike made me feel less alone in my own personal struggles. Highly recommend!

  20. 4 out of 5

    FC

    I knew how I’d feel about this book early on. In one of the early chapters they discussed knowing how and when to apologize and Jana’s go-to was, “I’m sorry IF what I did hurt your feelings.” It was really disheartening to see that after being in therapy for years, that is how she chose to write an example of a good apology in the book. And that was just the first thing. I thought this would be a memoir-type book explaining their own story and how they came to their decisions but it turned into I knew how I’d feel about this book early on. In one of the early chapters they discussed knowing how and when to apologize and Jana’s go-to was, “I’m sorry IF what I did hurt your feelings.” It was really disheartening to see that after being in therapy for years, that is how she chose to write an example of a good apology in the book. And that was just the first thing. I thought this would be a memoir-type book explaining their own story and how they came to their decisions but it turned into them repeating things to the readers that their therapists said to them in session. I wasn’t looking for marriage advice from this couple, especially since part of the advice is stuff I’ve read in other therapy books, and the other half was extremely specific to them and their triggers and problems. Granted, they did share that some of this was the stuff that worked from them and was specific to them. But when your book is sharing that advice as something they recommend, it’s hard to differentiate what you’re saying is your process and what you’re saying others’ processes should be. I can commend them for being honest and open about a marriage that most people really crap on. It was brave and they must have worked really hard on this book. However, I feel that with this book you can tell this couple is still struggling and not doing as well as they’d like to be and for that I think this book was written too soon. Many of the sections from Mike’s perspective showed just how much work he still has to do because he was truly gaslighting some of what Jana would say regarding the same topic. It also seemed he was minimizing a lot of what she would say was important to her. There were times to, where Jana did or said things I did not agree with. As a mental health therapist, it was hard to read this book. I finished it because it was part of a reading challenge but I don’t know that I’d recommend it. I’m choosing not to rate this book in stars.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Schrauben

    I’ve always been a fan of Jana Kramer (fellow Michigander!). I’ve kept up with her podcast, Whine Down, and in addition, kept up with her and Mike’s relationship for over the past year. Jana and Mike are real and raw on their podcast, social media, and definitely present a vulnerable side as individuals and a coupledom in this book. It’s refreshing to see a couple in today’s world fight for another—even through the painful/unbearable experiences they’ve endured over five years. They cover a vari I’ve always been a fan of Jana Kramer (fellow Michigander!). I’ve kept up with her podcast, Whine Down, and in addition, kept up with her and Mike’s relationship for over the past year. Jana and Mike are real and raw on their podcast, social media, and definitely present a vulnerable side as individuals and a coupledom in this book. It’s refreshing to see a couple in today’s world fight for another—even through the painful/unbearable experiences they’ve endured over five years. They cover a variety of topics including love languages, listening, triggers, better communicating, and bringing God into your relationships (to name a few). I’d recommend this book to anyone in a relationship, and anyone who plans to BE in a relationship. Docking the book a star for the constant unnecessary swear words and the loose sentences, sorry, still love you guys! Quote of the day: “If you have one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow, then you are in the perfect position to shit on today.” -Mike

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    As a fan of the Whine Down podcast, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Jana and Mike's book. The Good Fight is just as raw and honest as the podcast which I really love. And the marriage/relationship advice presented is applicable to marriages and relationships regardless of cheating or addiction. Every marriage has it's struggles and I fully support putting in the work for a long lasting marriage. There are some great communication tools that I hope to share with my husband to help bring us clo As a fan of the Whine Down podcast, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Jana and Mike's book. The Good Fight is just as raw and honest as the podcast which I really love. And the marriage/relationship advice presented is applicable to marriages and relationships regardless of cheating or addiction. Every marriage has it's struggles and I fully support putting in the work for a long lasting marriage. There are some great communication tools that I hope to share with my husband to help bring us closer and continue growing together. The only reason this is not a 5 star read for me is because I was hoping for more content that hasn't been featured in the podcast. But I commend Mike and Jana for being so open with the world and helping those struggling within their marriages by reassuring others that no one is alone and we can all fight The Good Fight.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sam’s Favourite Things

    The Good Fight is part memoir and part self-help book. In this novel, country singer and actress Jana Kramer, and her husband, Mike Caussin, former football player, share the story about their relationship, marriage and reconciliation after their separation several years ago. They share and provide advice about how to maintain any relationship, using their own relationship. This novel reads like a stream of consciousness, and it's not perfect, but I did like how each chapter was divided into Jan The Good Fight is part memoir and part self-help book. In this novel, country singer and actress Jana Kramer, and her husband, Mike Caussin, former football player, share the story about their relationship, marriage and reconciliation after their separation several years ago. They share and provide advice about how to maintain any relationship, using their own relationship. This novel reads like a stream of consciousness, and it's not perfect, but I did like how each chapter was divided into Jana sections and Mike sections because it shows their different thoughts, and they each have different stories and examples. Most of the advice they share are things that I have heard before. But I enjoyed reading more about them as a couple and how hard they have and will continue to fight for their marriage.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Picard

    I appreciate the vulnerability these two share in the book. Both have experienced trauma in their lives leading to tumultuous times in the spotlight in their relationship. I'm not personally someone that finds marriage hard or needing to do so much to put in the work-but do applaud them for all the therapy they have gone through. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As for the writing, I did find parts super cliché and repetitive. There was one communication strategy they said they t I appreciate the vulnerability these two share in the book. Both have experienced trauma in their lives leading to tumultuous times in the spotlight in their relationship. I'm not personally someone that finds marriage hard or needing to do so much to put in the work-but do applaud them for all the therapy they have gone through. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As for the writing, I did find parts super cliché and repetitive. There was one communication strategy they said they try to use that I could see myself using. I imagine this book will be very therapeutic to someone that needs it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jacquelene Price

    I was excited to find out that Jana and Mike were publishing a book. After all of their ups and downs the past few years, it gives us fans and readers a feeling like we are not alone in our own personal relationships. Celebrities seem perfect on the outside looking in, but getting a secret glimpse of their daily struggles set these two apart. They give a new perspective to look at when repairing a marriage and learning to communicate better. I loved this book and cannot wait to see what these 2 I was excited to find out that Jana and Mike were publishing a book. After all of their ups and downs the past few years, it gives us fans and readers a feeling like we are not alone in our own personal relationships. Celebrities seem perfect on the outside looking in, but getting a secret glimpse of their daily struggles set these two apart. They give a new perspective to look at when repairing a marriage and learning to communicate better. I loved this book and cannot wait to see what these 2 have in store next in fighting "The Good Fight".

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tabitha

    So So Good. Every marriage, relationship, friendship, etc can relate to this book. There are so many great keys that everyone can implement to be a better spouse, girl/boyfriend, friend, etc. They tell their story and what worked for them and some eye-openers of how things could be handled differently. It makes you stop and think just how different we all are from one another and how each of us requires different things to stay in ANY relationship. Loved every second of this book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    I absolutely loved this book. I was in tears from the dedication page. From there it takes you through a whole whirlwind of emotions. Jana and Mike open up about the toughest of times in their relationship and in their lives with such raw honesty. You can tell from every word they write that despite what they’ve gone through, they have the deepest love and respect for each other & are a true “modern fairytale.”

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chelsey

    3.5 stars. It was a very raw, honest, and I would even say helpful read for those struggling in relationships. It was written in language as though you're having a conversation with a couple of friends - sentences started with "so" or ran on, but I actually liked that in this case. It was brave for them to put themselves out there so others can learn from their struggles and hopefully come out stronger in their relationships. 3.5 stars. It was a very raw, honest, and I would even say helpful read for those struggling in relationships. It was written in language as though you're having a conversation with a couple of friends - sentences started with "so" or ran on, but I actually liked that in this case. It was brave for them to put themselves out there so others can learn from their struggles and hopefully come out stronger in their relationships.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Danielle McNally

    DNF: I tried so hard to finish it but with 20 pages left I gave up. The book is filled with subpar surface level advice from a couple who is still working through their stuff. I don’t think they are in a place to write a book about overcoming hard times in a relationship when they’re still in the hard times. The advice is advice that every couple can listen to but also things that you could google and find without reading a 200 page book about a couple still trying to take their own advice.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nick Salenga

    This is a great book that reveals how one couple decided to honor their forever love by battling it out & staying together as told from both sides with warmth & striking honesty that walk us through seemingly hopeless, heated & intense fights of their past as how they have communicated, prayed, forgiven, & radically embraced each other to live their happiest, most fulfilling live possible, & offer lessons to anyone that are married, dating, & single can use to give & receive lasting love.

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