I used to read books on marriage because I wanted to change my husband. I was just sure if I read enough books and became the best wife ever..he would change. Umm not that he needed changing but…Ok well you know what the hypothesis is to that formula…so no need to go any further on that subject. LOL I loved Adam Hamilton’s new book, Love to Stay: Sex, Grace and Commitment.
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Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment is practical and helpful for creating an environment where both husband and wife can grow. There are no finger pointing chapters, but thorough research and advice even from couples married 50+ years. Love to Stay touches deeply on one of the delicate and sometimes most difficult topics in marriage..S.E.X.. Not without making sure that couples are loving and caring for each other with a Christ like love first..AGAPE.
Adam Hamilton draws his insights for his book from several sources: the wisdom of the Scriptures; the knowledge of experts in the field of relationships; a survey of 5,184 people affiliated with the church he Pastor’s: the stories of hundreds of couples who have talked with him over the years about their marriages and the experience of his own marriage that has lasted for over 30 years.
There are a lot of very easy to read statistics in the book in graph like charts. I like that because I like cold hard facts. It helps me to trust and to move forward..even when I don’t feel like it.
Marriage is a difficult thing..a blessing..but difficult. We must truly work at every aspect of our marriage in order for it to glorify God and bring contentment in our own lives. Love to Stay is a fantastic book for giving a bigger vision behind the meaning and mission of marriage.
I really liked that at the end of each chapter there is a “Reflect and Engage” section for practicing the theme of the chapter. Another plus about Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment is that even if your spouse did not want to read the book with you..there are still fantastic insights and in the “Reflect and Engage” section you could still do the assignments alone.
There is also a section at the end of the chapter for the Single Person! I loved how Adam builds up and encourages the character of the single person in this book.
I totally give a thumbs up on Love to Stay. It is also available with a Leaders Guide and a DVD if you wanted to do an intimate Bible Study with other Couples.
Marriage is meant to last a lifetime…let’s help each other out..
In your opinion ..what is the most difficult part of marriage?
And if you have found a solution to your difficulties..please feel free to share!