Marriage Takes More Than Love is a book to be enjoyed by both husband and wife together. It's a plan set out by God. Marriage can work. It's about the "pain and pleasure, delights and demands...the mundane, the ecstatic, the commonplace, the romantic. Marriage is intimacy, distance, closeness, awayness. It is a quiet melody, and earthly novel, an obscure mystery, the greatest show on earth." Designed to be read together by couples, Jack and Carole Mayhall present their perspectives separately (in different chapters), yet supportively.