Love Warrior

Love Warrior

Book - 2016
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When Glennon Doyle Melton's husband revealed a long-held secret about their marriage, she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. This astonishing memoir reveals how internalizing our culture's standards of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for men and women to ever really 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, fall in love.
Publisher: New York City, New York : Flatiron Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781250075727
9781250128546
Characteristics: 263 pages ;,22 cm.

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ArapahoeSarahH Sep 30, 2019

I follow Glennon on social media, and was interested to read this "origin story" of her battles with addiction, eating disorders, self love and her marriage and finished this book in one sitting! I was so compelled to keep turning the pages late into the night to find out what happened to Glennon and her family and found some great takeaways for my own life - such as "just do the next right thing" when you get overwhelmed thinking how will I do x for "the rest of my life."

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ReannaRyan
Aug 15, 2019

Some parts I found harder to get into but I'm glad I did because it's a great story. A few chuckles and Yes, tears.

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peacebenow
Jun 06, 2019

Definitely a worthwhile read. At times it seemed self indulgent and repetitive. Glennon's issues belong to many and she has a persistant way of working through problems, I give her tons of credit to keep things positive in the face of adversity. Shes' following WREmersons lead, write the rules for your own religion. I heard her on the program "On Being" which motivated me to read this book. Glad I did.

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bronteside
Feb 07, 2019

Reading this felt a little like being a passenger in a fast moving car without a seatbelt...
A little” Girl Interrupted “,a little Mary Karr.
But Glennon Doyle Melton just doesn’t wear her emotional shirt inside out;
Which would be enough (she writes beautifully.)
She kicks us out of our comfortable hammocks and invites us along on her own particular road to redemption.

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Danahy
Jan 21, 2018

Excellent story that encourages us to accept our humanness. A quick and inspiring read.
I appreciate that it comes in large print so I could actually hold the book in my hands while I read it.

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ctkvlk
Aug 11, 2017

An excellent book about a girl with TONS of problems who got her act together by hook or by crook only to have her marriage disappoint her. But she did the right thing--she fought for her marriage, worked hard at it with her husband and for the sake of the marriage and her children and the marriage survived and became stronger. Most people just want to walk away because it's easier. Very impressive and exemplary.

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3Dogs2015
Jun 11, 2017

Wonderful, insightful book that allows the reader to gain knowledge and self help from the author. Whether you have dealt with some, all or none of the issues that Melton has, the reader will come away feeling inspired to lead a better, more positive life.

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runningbeat
May 10, 2017

Its a story of healing and to face pain head on.
A beautiful, brutal journey for anyone who yearns for a deeper relationship.
At first I didn't like the way the author wrote the book, the way it was presented, but as I got use to her way of writing, it because a powerful book for me.
I thought I wouldn't like book, but the more I read, I could see where she was coming from and so glad I read it to the end.

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lgold08540
Mar 18, 2017

I wanted to smack the self-pity and martyrdom out of this woman. I knew she would go back to her cheating husband and lost all my respect for her. Put the book down right after that. So disappointing.

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singasong70
Jan 04, 2017

Nothing "new" here. Yeah she's open and raw about her past, experience etc., but how does it help the next person confront what needed to be confronted before she got married such as: why are we getting married in the first place, what's it based on, how will it last (considering what it's based on)? The conclusion I came to after reading the book is: each relationship is unique, which therefore means overall conclusion cannot be reached though one would be: not to get involved with anybody who's involved with pornography which she found out early on (didn't she) and yet had more kids b/f ending the marriage.

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May 10, 2017

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abbi_g
Dec 27, 2018

Free for all. Maybe grace is free. Free for the taking. Maybe it's even free for me.

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