|Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:15 AM|
It is good to know that there are people who are interested in discovering what they really need to know prior to getting married. Apple and Barnes and Noble statistics seem to confirm this because of all the books listed, this is my best seller so far. So what is this e-book about you may ask?
The important purpose of this marriage preparation e-Book is to help couples assess their personal readiness for marriage and to increase their repertoire of tools necessary to grow and maintain a healthy, loving, spiritually satisfying marriage. I provide guidance through serious issues to consider about the relationship and alert couples to those vital areas that need to be thoroughly explore “prior to tying the knot.” Planning for a wedding is a wonderful and exciting adventure. But, it is not nearly as important or essential as planning for marriage LIFE.
Marriage preparation involves commitment by both parties to spiritual and relational disciplines and interpersonal skills as well as honoring God.
I adhere to the belief that even though marriage is a “contract” that is legally binding; for believers it is more than a piece of paper. It is a sacred covenant that is spiritually and morally binding. To be married a man and a woman are pledging their love and commitment to each other before God and are joined together in a lasting bond that is intended to last all their days. This is the sacrament of marriage.
In the society in which we live, it is paramount that couples learn as much about each other as possible before tying that “until death do us part” knot. With divorce rates escalating each year, it seems, couples need every advantage to succeed in today’s marriages. Thus, this marriage preparation guide functions as a booster shot that will boost the capacity to predict and handle potential difficulties and to accentuate awareness of the inevitable challenges of a committed relationship.
This e-Book further seeks to help prepare couples to enter into a long term relationship based upon sacrificial love for one another, and to place the needs of the beloved before the needs of self. The Christian couple is encouraged to invite Jesus Christ to be not only a personal Savior, but also the third cord in the marital relationship: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12.
Pastor Saundra, Author