Jess and Ryan blended their families after losing their spouses to cancer in 2010. In Lovin’ with Grit and Grace, they offer a his-and-hers perspective on this unexpected marital journey with their eight children, seven of whom have lost a parent, including their eighteen-year-old son Lucas who is profoundly disabled. They address many tough topics, like grief, addictions, and intimacy, with a vulnerable honesty that is a breath of fresh air in an age when most would rather avoid these difficult issues, with the topics following the acronym HIS/HERS:
- Household tasks
Many of their personal stories offer a lesson learned, a tried-and-true recipe that applies to the situation, and questions or takeaways for the reader to consider; but above all else, they explain why a love like theirs is worth celebrating and fighting for.
Jess Ronne is an author, speaker, podcast host of Coffee with Caregivers, and advocate. She is founder and executive director of The Lucas Project—a nonprofit dedicated to providing recognition, resources, and respite for special needs families. She and her husband Ryan live in Michigan with their eight children. Her story of beauty from ashes has been shared on The Today Show, Daily Mail, and Huffington Post and is detailed in her memoir Sunlight Burning at Midnight. To follow the ongoing saga, she can be found at www.jessplusthemess.com.
“Lovin’ with Grit and Grace is an invitation to vulnerability, honesty, and hope for couples who long for a marriage that is more than wedding rings and well-rehearsed vows. Jess holds nothing back in this intimate look at everything from sleep and secrets to sex and solitude.”
—Ronne Rock, author of One Woman Can Change the World
“Jess Ronne’s story will forever change your perspective in positive and practical ways. This book isn’t just an incredible marriage resource; it’s an irresistible invitation to embrace all aspects of life with more grit and grace.”
—Dave and Ashley Willis, authors of The Naked Marriage and hosts of The Naked Marriage podcast
“Jess points your marriage toward connection and deeper intimacy in Lovin’ with Grit and Grace. She addresses the real issues and questions spouses face with genuine care, humor, and biblical insight. If you want to grow in your marriage, this book is for you!”
—Vanessa Martindale, Founder of Blended Kingdom Families, author of Blended & Redeemed
Dimensions (inches) 5.5 x 8.25
Weight (pounds) .5