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Under A Maui Moon is a book about a woman who has strayed from her relationship with God, facing marital difficulties amidst other life struggles. Robin Jones Gunn deals with some tough situations that many women face.
I wasn’t sure what the book would be like, but had read a couple of Robin’s first books years ago so thought I’d read this one. Even my daughter said, “What kind of book is this?” when she read the back of it.
Sometimes we don’t like to admit when we hit a valley in our marriage, but that is a pride thing. All of us at one point or another will face marital challenges, the important thing is what we do about them. Will we give hang in there, keeping our vows and our commitment to the one we’ve pledged to love, honor and cherish for the rest of our lives? Will we give in to the temptation to flee or maybe even “play around” and possibly even leave our spouse? It is harder to hang in there because it hurts and it’s hard, but face it, the best thing and the biblical way of dealing with the challenges is to stick it out (unless of course physical or substance abuse calls for a time of separation or even divorce if these issues cannot be worked out). Divorce hurts and doesn’t solve the problems. The problems just get carried into the next relationship. What a vicious cycle.
My husband and I are blessed to have a legacy of in tack marriages in our families for the past three generations that we know of, it could be more, and we desire to be the same example our children that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents were to us – All of whom faced their own kind of troubles and difficulties but remained married to the one they committed their lives to. What a testimony of God’s faithfulness to us!
Ultimately I enjoyed the story and was rooting for the main character as she manuevered her way through the difficulties thrown in her path. This isn’t really the typical Christian Romance that I am use to, but I think it made me think about how’d I’d respond to what Carissa faced in her marriage. I think it helps to see things in a different light and try to prepare for how we will respond should we find ourselves facing life’s tough questions like Carissa did as she visited the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Review Copy Provided by Wynn Wynn Media