Monday, May 31, 2010
What a gift marriage is!
No really, it's true!
Let's face it, I didn't say "How easy it is to be married" now did I?
Marriage is hard work, for sure, but when you take the time to truly invest, grow and build a strong marriage you start to see what a "gift" it really is.
Great marriages don't just happen, oh, wouldn't it be awesome if they did?
But they don't!
They take a lot of prayer, a lot of time, a lot of highs and lows but once you settle it in your heart and mind that it is for the long haul and do the work necessary to keep it strong, then you are by far blessed with this amazing gift.
When I saw this book by Tony Evans I knew it was absolutely something that I would want to add to my "library" and boy am I glad that I did.
In this short, sweet, and compact little book (it's only 80 pages) I was able to walk away with some truly great insight on the three key aspects of the marriage covenant:
* Origin (who came up with it?)
* Order (what's the chain of command?), and
* Operation (how is it to function?)
If you are like me I love the fact that it is short, sweet and straight to the point. I don't have a lot of time to mince words and I am sure you don't either.
It's a great book to read with your spouse and talk about the different aspects of the marriage covenant together, read if you are getting ready to get married, and even if you are struggling in your marriage right now.
There is truly something in there for each and everyone of us to learn!
Here's a little bit from the back of the book;
Marriages today are deteriorating at such a high rate not because we no longer get along, but because we have lost sight of the purpose and prosperity of the marriage covenant.
Marriage Matters examines the nature of the covenant, or agreement, we enter into on our wedding day.
As Evans explains in the opening pages, "Most people today view marriage as a means of looking for love, happiness, and fulfillment. Make no mistake about it, those things are important. Those things are critical. They are just not the most critical."
So what is? That you understand God's intentions for marriage: "Marriage is a covenantal union designed to strengthen the capability of each partner to carry out the plan of God in their lives." Whether your marriage has drifted off course or was never on course at all, let Evan's booklet help you see marriage differently. It's time to talk about what matters - Marriage Matters.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the book, Marriage Matters, free as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Book Review ~ Marriage Matters
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