About the Book:
Marriage According to God’s Perfect Will
Authored in November 2010
Marriage is the covenant relationship and union between man and woman that lasts a lifetime. For many, it means bitter disappointment, a source of frustration, anger, bickering and for some even fear. Marriages are torn apart by irreconcilable differences, alcoholism, spousal abuse, unfaithfulness and that is only a drop in the bucket for many married couples today. In our day and age the institution of marriage has been replaced by convenience. People marry for good and bad reasons, some want to abandon their home, while others want to be supported. Even those who marry for love do not understand God’s purpose for their marriage.
Bookies today gamble on the length a celebrity marriage will last, thousands tune in daily to watch “reality” shows where contestants seek marriage in hopes of merely cashing in. Its no wonder that most marriages ends up in divorce. Almost everybody has a close friend or relative who is either divorced or whose marriage is reaching critical situation. Sadly, people today expect to find bliss in marriage only to find themselves staring at divorce as the only solution to their marriage problems. So why does there seem to be so much conflict, division and chaos in marriage and how do we chose or decide rightly, correctly or safely?
Indeed, deciding on a spouse is one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life and it is often the most stressful! How to Know God’s Will in a decision like this one, is very important. So how do we know God’s will, especially in the area of marriage?
Thus it is essential for you and your potential spouse to be schooled and be matured physically, emotionally and spiritually too, to attain this you need to go through a pre-marital counseling class with a Pastor or trained Christian Marriage Counselor. Thus, this book is written mainly to let you gain very valuable tools like building the foundation for your marriage on the Lord, dealing with conflict, financial planning, etc.
How to Know God’s Will in this area often seems difficult, but remember God’s words: ‘Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth’ 2Timothy 2:15 and most importantly:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
As inspired by the Holy Spirit, this book is divided into Five (5) Chapters and is structurally presented to the readers in a clear and simple and easy to understand, day to day grammar:
- Marriage: What does it really mean;
- Marriage covenant and its vow;
- Relationship and dating;
- Contemporary issues on marriage in Christendom and
- Keeping your Marriage Strong and Healthy
Thus, If you are enduring your marriage instead of enjoying it blissfully, or you are hoping or wishing to opt out of your marriage, or disillusioned about marriage, or the will of God concerning your life partner and or you are wondering how you can have a healthy marital life, or you are a young man or woman praying unto God seeking His Will concerning Marriage, then his is why this book is written.
I therefore prayerfully present this book ‘Marriage: According to God’s Perfect will’ to you in the hope that it would be used by God to bring a simple and clear understanding of his plan and purpose, to inspire you to have and enjoy a Blissful Marital life and its blessing to you!
Prince Adepetu H.A.