Hold your marriage together through a storm.
How do you hold your marriage together when it’s tested due to a circumstance beyond your control? Married couples Carol and Gene Kent and Cindy and David Lambert use their own experiences, plus those of other couples, to answer that difficult question. Examples include health struggles, incarceration of a child, infertility, death of a child, and raising grandchildren.
The foundation for marital success through a challenge is keeping God in the mix. As described, God is the third strand of a strong cord. Staying Power describes twelve keys to success that range from Forgiving Freely to Guilt-Free Time Out and The Strength of Weakness. Each topic includes an inspirational true story, followed by applicable and actionable steps that will help a struggling couple. Each chapter ends with reflection through a series of questions. Helpful resources at the end of the book are specific to different crises.
After dealing with infertility in my own marriage, I can understand how these situations that are beyond our control can tear marriages apart. I found all the stories of couples who found their way through very difficult circumstances to be very inspiring.
The focus of Staying Power is on marriages that are facing turmoil from factors beyond their control, as explained within the review. Married couples that are facing such a crisis or the aftermath of one would benefit from this book. Married couples who’ve grown apart and are considering divorce after a crisis might be able to save their marriage by reading this book.
The book reviews at Finding God Among Us focus on Christian books – adult and children, fiction and nonfiction. We’re proud to be included in the Top 50 Christian Book Review Bloggers. I chose to read an ARC from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review is my honest opinion.
Carol Kent is a bestselling author and an international public speaker. She is a former radio show co-host and speaks internationally. She and her husband also founded Speak Up for Hope, a nonprofit organization that benefits inmates and their families. (There are 4 authors. You can find them at the book link.)
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Shirley Alarie began writing adult and children's books to benefit two causes she loves. 'Hope in the Hood' portrays the incredible story of Colleen Adams providing hope and help to disenfranchised inner-city youth. 'A Healing Haven' showcases the amazing work of Shawn Jayroe and her incredible volunteers at RVR Horse Rescue. Children's books 'A New Friend for Gilbert' and the Dominick the Donkey 2-part series are based on real animals and events at RVR. Now Shirley writes for Jesus - including children's books, her FindingGodAmongUs blog, and as a Christian adult and children's book reviewer. Sign up to receive reviews of hot-off-the-press Christian and Children's releases. Need a freelance writer? Check her out.
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