My Favorite Quotes

My Favorite Quotes

"Instead of criticizing people who are fall short of our expectations, however, we ought to put on our boots, overalls, all helmets, and get busy on the work site." Joel R. Beeke

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Remarriage Adventure: Preparing for a Lifetime of Love & Happiness

The Remarriage Adventure: Preparing for a Lifetime of Love & Happiness (Focus on the Family)
Authors: Dale Mathis & Susan Mathis

This is just another self-held book. Let me just start out on (page 21) “Like the ‘concept’ of the Trinity.” Why not “Like the ‘doctrine’ of the Trinity.”? (I didn’t know that God can be a ‘concept.)

(Page 25) “Your goal is to learn about and understand your future mate’s heart…” Well according to God’s word “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) I don’t think the authors have read this verse from the Bible before they encouraged others to learn about and understand their future mate’s heart.

(Page 93) “Conflict can happen for lots of reasons: when your self-esteem is threatened…”  Where is sin? As a Christian, conflict in a marriage is not because of one being’s “self-esteem” is threatened but rather when one become “self-centered”.

(Page 95) “And with God’s help, our behavior patterns will improve.” Where is holiness?
The problem with many marriages is they called upon the Lord as a Divine Helper to help them to improve their behavior.

I can go on to talk about the rest of 100 pages left of this book. I decided not to. May the Lord put His fear in our heart to take our marriage covenant just He take His covenants with us to the cross.

Disclosure: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a copy of Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? However, all views expressed in this post are that of my own.

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