I am so blessed. I know I am. Paul is the most Amazing man. Still, sometimes in the past 24 + years it's taken work. People change through the years. I've become less of an optimist and grown in patience. He has become less pliable and grown in boldness. Both have their good points and their drawbacks. We have also learned the value of seeking God's Word in all things. When we first married, Paul looked up all the Bible verses with the words "husband" and "wife" in them with his first Bible computer program. We should have looked up many other words! Thankfully our Commitment to God and our vows to HIM has kept us together through the "for Better and for Worse".
This would be a perfect weekly study for a year. We are reading one or two chapters each night together. It has instigated some nice discussion. C Through Marriage would be a perfect wedding gift! It would also be wonderful for engaged couples to read together before the wedding. There is nothing inappropriate, yet it clearly gets the point across on sensitive topics.
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About the Author: Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.
C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chastity, I include the guidelines that I developed then to protect one's self from such failures.
I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn't broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.
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After my Coffee!
Opens at 11 am CST on Thursdays. I've tried to make the Rules simple: