Bower Family Books has a charming book available titled The Person I Marry. Gary Bower in poetic form shares the characteristics/qualities one should desire in a future spouse. Respect, kindness, honesty and thoughtfulness are just a few of the qualities discussed in this book. Jan Bower, Gary’s wife, enhances the text of this book with beautiful oil painting illustrations.
While at first glance, The Person I Marry may appear to be a children’s book, it can be enjoyed and beneficial to more mature readers. It is an excellent tool to use with young and older children about marriage, praying for their spouse and exactly what qualities they should desire to see in themselves and their spouses. This book would also be a delightful gift for a new couple that would benefit from the reminders and encouragement found inside.
I shared this book with my children. They enjoyed the poetic form and delighted in the oil paintings. It will be interesting to share this book with them over time and see how the discussion changes about future spouses. I think the Bowers did a lovely job covering such a wide range of qualities. I appreciate that it made a point to speak of God being before you or your spouse. It also referenced those who may not marry which is an excellent point to chat about with your children.
The Person I Marry is a 32 page hardcover book. It can be purchased from Bower Books for $11.99.
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Disclaimer: As a member of TOS Review Crew, I received a complimentary copy of this product for review. No compensation was made. The thoughts/opinions expressed in this post are my own.