April 27, 2015

Making Marriage Work

I'll be the master of ceremony in a wedding reception later. Every time I host or attend as guest in a wedding, I silently say a prayer for the couple because at this age and time, it is very hard to keep a marriage. There are a lot of trials, struggles, as well as temptations that break the husband and wife apart.

Sharing today the book, Making Marriage Work by Dr. Harold J. Sala. The author combines his experience as a married man and counselor with sound biblical and psychological insight to show how you can make your marriage work. 

Thousands of marriages-most of which could be described as good relationships-are destroyed every year because someone longs for the thrill of romance, the chill of excitement, and the heady wine of fulfillment. For that they throw away God's plan for real happiness.

Take inventory of the strength of your marriage. (Lifted from page 66 to 67)

1.Do you and your spouse confide in each other? Or are you exhausted at the end of the day that you're no longer interested-or don't have enough energy left ti share what's in your heart?

2. Do you still have the tender feelings toward your mate that you once had,or has your marriage begun to lose some of the excitement?

3. Is your desire to be with each other as great as the desire to be with others of the opposite sex?

4. When something is in your heart, do you find it easier to share this with someone other than with your spouse?

5. Are you in church with your family on a regular basis, or do you find that more weekends are spent elsewhere?

6. Do you and your mate read the Bible together? Do you regularly clasp hands and pray for the needs of your marriage and home?

7. Do you spend time in recreation together as couple or as a family? Or do you tend to have your own circle if friends while your mate has his own?

If you can honestly admit that your relationship has begun to grow cold and stale, or that you find yourself tending to be attracted to someone who seems more able to meet your needs than your mate, this book is especially for you.

This book is available in all OMF Lit. 

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