Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Equipping Couples for a Lifetime Marriage Commitment
In their book “Staying Together – Marriage a Lifelong Affair” family marriage counselors Steve and Mary Prokopchak equip their readers with workable solutions for dealing with issues of insecurity, healthy boundaries, finances, intimacy and other equally important concerns for enjoying a lifelong marriage together.
The book integrates creative practical principles tools and Biblical teaching with probing questions and assessments to help couples work together at building or rebuilding a successful marriage relationship.
A varied selection of thought-provoking quotations from recognized leaders and celebrities, in all walks of life, are uniquely used to provide “nuggets” of wisdom for introducing chapter contents.
Each chapter introduces an important focus using examples from their own marriage, of more than 40 years, or a true life story from other couples; whose marriages have endured after finding solutions and healing by putting into practice the application of these principles.
I found the chapter suggesting “The Twelve Values Found in Healthy Marriage Relationships” especially helpful. The chapter contains important values for every married couple wanting to create an environment for personal growth, individual maturity, and transparent relationships.
“Staying Together – Marriage a Lifelong Affair” is an excellent resource for use as a weekend mini-retreat for couples to be intentional in working through the many assessment exercises, evaluating together their individual discoveries.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768414905, $16.99, 2017, 238 Pages