Married for Five Minutes: Hope for Living Inside Real-Life Marriages

May 12, 2017 - Comment

A husband who won’t work. In-laws who let a nine-year-old watch inappropriate movies. A wife who’s been dishonest in bed. Take a 5-minute peek inside real marriages facing challenges that threaten to blur the reflection of Christ that marriage was created to be. Bestselling fiction author Michelle Stimpson teams up with Shundria Riddick, a licensed

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A husband who won’t work. In-laws who let a nine-year-old watch inappropriate movies. A wife who’s been dishonest in bed.

Take a 5-minute peek inside real marriages facing challenges that threaten to blur the reflection of Christ that marriage was created to be. Bestselling fiction author Michelle Stimpson teams up with Shundria Riddick, a licensed therapist, to tackle issues rarely discussed but frequently experienced–even in Christian marriages.

Each chapter gives a fictionalized behind-the-scenes account of scenarios the authors have encountered through mentoring/counseling women, followed by biblically and professionally sound commentary. Readers will be encouraged to know that all marriages have tough seasons, and some marriages are simply more difficult than others throughout their entirety. Nonetheless, we can find encouragement and wisdom from our Heavenly Father to deal with life after “I do.”

Foreward by Chrystal Evans Hurst, Bestselling Author of Kingdom Woman.

Comments

Paulette says:

Needed this dose of reality 45 years ago! Ordering copies for all my nieces and nephews. This is such a great book. For married couples to get the conversation going about whose fault and how to fix it. For engaged couples afraid to ask the other person questions about issues that are already a problem. For those divorced 2, 3, 4 … times that are wondering if they’ll ever be happy. For required reading in high school for teens to learn that what they experience in their home environments and view on outrageous reality shows on TV is not the only way to have a relationship. It’s…

Karen E. says:

A Must Read….Great advice. I truly enjoyed this book, the book talks about the issues that arise in marriage. They are many issues that can destroy a marriage real quick. I could relate to the chapter 16; step-parenting. I’m happy that my husband and I had a wonderful pastor who assisted us before our marriage. Blended families can be very hard if no rules are set. A must read before one get married.

luv2sparkle says:

A waste of time for me I don’t know who they found to write the reviews of this book. The story’s might be good if you were reading a novel-maybe. I thought they were a little stale sounding. They take one “issue” and write a cheesy story about it and then there is commentary by the counselor after. In the sections I read, the counsellors comments didn’t seem to solve anything or were particularly helpful. There are much better books on issues in marriage. It didn’t even seem thought provoking to me. I…

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