Marriage Matters (Les coulisses de la relation de couple)
Vivez un mariage extraordinaire dans un quotidien ordinaire.Winston T. Smith
Experience an extraordinary marriage in an ordinary everyday life.
Can an ordinary marital relationship become extraordinary?
He speaks harshly to her at lunch. She reminds him of a past mistake. He storms out of the room. She leaves the house without saying goodbye to him. An ordinary day in the life of an ordinary couple? Things could be different! Change begins when you approach your daily interactions from a new perspective. Don't settle for an ordinary relationship. The author offers a simple process for learning to live the extraordinary love of God in the most intimate relationship possible.
Based on my own experience, this book will come in handy. When I get too much advice, I get lost. If I'm only given spiritual admonitions, I'm motivated until ... I don't get what I want. Winston combines exhortation and practical advice. Much more, it explains them until you understand their richness and take concrete action. He doesn't force it, but obviously he wants to see us grow and change. - Edward T. Welch, Ph. D. Counselor, member of the CCEF and author of the book When men are more important than God
Winston Smith reminds us that no moment is "ordinary" in a relationship. He makes us understand that the grace of the Lord is manifested in the little things of life. It gives us the tools necessary to evaluate the reactions of our heart to ordinary situations experienced with our spouse, in order to create an extraordinary marital relationship. - Bryan Chapell, Ph. D. Chairman of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Professor of Practical Theology
It is impossible to describe in a few sentences the exceptional quality of this book. Winston demonstrates how to turn disappointments in our married life into opportunities to grow in love, faith and intimacy. With its simple and fluid style, this book can breathe new life into your union. It contains on the one hand exegetical teachings and a rich theology and on the other hand, pastoral counsels full of benevolence. My only regret is that I didn't give this wise man the marriage counseling course much sooner.
- John Bettler Former Executive Director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)
Winston Smith combines both in-depth Bible reflection and practical marriage advice. Married couples and those contemplating marriage will benefit greatly from his wisdom.
- Tremper Longman III, Ph. D. Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College and author of the books Breaking the Idols of Your Heart and Intimate Allies
The strength of this book lies in its way of applying Bible principles to ordinary life situations as a couple and teaching us to look to Jesus for transformation. The author keeps bringing us back to Christ: his will, his way of doing things, and his wisdom, until we become aware of his presence in ordinary times of life. All couples should study, practice, and share this book with others
- Rose Marie Miller Missionary, Bible teacher and author of From Fear to Freedom
Table of contents
Part 1: God is present in ordinary times
1. Changes Happen In Ordinary Times
2. Ordinary moments reveal our relationship difficulties with God
3. Worship: An Extraordinary Love for God
4. Living in the Extraordinary Love of Jesus
5. God's plans for the marital relationship
Part Two: An extraordinary love through the many facets of marital life
6. A person or an object? Honor or manipulation?
7. The Importance of Honesty
8. Being honest with yourself
9. Talking Truthfully to Our Spouse
10. Conflicts in the Service of God's Plan
11. Let's move forward in conflict resolution
Original title : Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change through Ordinary Moments
Author (s) : Smith, Winston T.
Publisher : Cruciforme
ISBN : 978-2-924110-97-3
Pages : 191
Weight : 354 g
Release : January 19, 2016
Format : paperback