This book is great to read at any point in marriage. I plan to revisit it yearly with my wife so that our marriage gets stronger!
This book in a very clear way answers so many questions, that both men and women and Christians and non Christians have about the complex beautiful relationship that is marriage. It was a blessing to listen to. I plan on sharing with many different people. Thank you
Tim has a respectable knowledge of scripture. I was married for 23 years until the strain of many tragedies caused the weak veins in my marriage to break. I walked away from my faith for a while. I walked away from my marriage. Now I've been out in the world and it's shallow, fear based dependence on self has served to highlight the redemptive sanctuary of consciously living in Christ. This book has helped realign me to Christ and to trust Jesus for helping me if I find another to wed, but if not then I will trust it is for the best.
For any contemplating marriage or especially for those , like me , out in the dating world ; this book will be a great resource to keep your path in direction to Christ. It might have helped save my marriage.
How we love our children with a love that is so accepting (I think only Jesus is capable of unconditional love) and to the point where we put them above our spouse. If we loved our spouse that way we would be honoring Jesus and our children all the more.
Please don't take the gift of marriage for granted.
I really enjoyed the straightforward views of the authors. It was very helpful to me and answered many of my questions.
I recommend this book to married people as well as singles.
Every teenager should study this book. Very biblically based, and very unselfish! Thanks to the authors for sharing their extraordinary experience to help the world.
Well-written and thoughtful discussion on marriage, equally valuable for singles, newly-weds and long-marrieds. Especially insightful and vulnerable treatment of sex; also the husband's and wife's roles in marriage.
What made this read enjoyable was seeing the familiar struggle and the relevance to not only my experience but those of my children who all seem to struggle in their marriages and relationships.
I loved chapter five...LOVING THE STRANGER. This was an introduction to the stranger that I have struggled with for years.
This was the first book I have read by these authors.
"What if, however, you began your marriage understanding its purpose as spiritual friendship for the journey to the new creation? What if you expected marriage to be about helping each other gore out of your sins and flaws into the new self God is creating? Then you will actually be expecting the "stranger" seasons, and when you come to one you will roll up your sleeves and get to work."
I love this book. I think we all go into marriage with unreasonable expectations that soon crumble and then we quit. This book gives a strategy and an understanding that will not only save a failing marriage, but give it a new perspective!
how deeply you can look into just the smallest acts and decisions and realize how they all play a part in your role in the marriage.
the talk of sex in marriage and why its so great! the talk of our roles and how we each are weighed before God
Keep God at my center and know my role, love my husband and give freely. Enjoy his satisfactions.