I am always looking to learn something different and if it can help my marriage of that of someone I know, I am all in! I was excited to be able to read and review Strengths Based Marriage. The tagline is Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other's Gifts. 

The book is based on the Clifton Strengthfinder Assessment. I was not aware that this was a test that costs at a minimum $15 (for your top 5 strengths) and $74 for all of them (34). Since I am all about saving money, I will not recommend paying that kind of money for a test. I like their points in general about taking a test like this and learning that most people will read their top strengths but then go to the bottom, find their lowest and then look for ways to improve. The authors tell us to work more on our strengths, because if we work on our lowest ones we might improve a little bit, but not enough to make any difference, because this is really just the way we are made. So taking that time and energy to refine those things that are true gifts is a better use of your time and talent. But knowing where you and your spouse are opposite is very good, because you can work on speaking into that and knowing more about each other can help with any hurt fillings or frustrations. 

In conclusion, I would only recommend this book if you are willing to pay for the test as well. Although you can get some good tips out of the book, the coupling with the test seems important.

I was given this book to review by BookLook. All opinions are 100% mine.