Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Cupidity" by Hayley and Michael DiMarco

Cupidity: 50 stupid things people do for love
by Hayley and Michael DiMarco

Snack of choice:
Anything but heart shaped candy and peeps (Yes, I know they’re for Easter)…

Story behind the story:
Tyndale Publishers provided me with a copy of this book. It was between this and “Daniel Fast.”

Story Line:
We’ve all done stupid things in the name of love. Right? That’s what I’ve been told. Here is a “short” list of 50 stupid things we do for love (and how to avoid them). It deals with how we relate to members of the opposite sex. From no relationship to marriage – this book (briefly) covers all our downfalls.

The Real Story:
The authors hit on a lot of great insights for both the married and single. Humorous at times… Repetitive at others. It’s intended to speak to an upcoming generation who has heard unceasing lies about what a relationship should look like. They provide a perspective for both men and women and about both men and women. A personal favorite of mine is “Interpreting ‘Man Silence’” (p 69). There are all sorts of reasons a man can be silent: from the end of day silence to the early morning silence – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!! I personally like to employ the argument silence and keep myself in check – it’s a very good thing everybody!

My only hesitations are these: Write a book directed to the dating singles or Write a book to married couples. The mixture of the two is both complicated and in constant need of clarification. Oh yeah, and the red color for ALL the words and bazillion fonts – we’re living in a new day for the printed page.    

Check out:
“When God Writes Your Love Story” by Eric and Lesley Ludy
and “Song of Solomon” as a married couples diary. 

3 out of 5 stupid remarks that are bound to get me in trouble.