Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review: Marriage By Design by:Eric A. Disney

 marriage by design
About the Book:
Marriage by Design begins by establishing God’s foundation in marriage and moving through a systematic building process, enabling couples to apply scripture-based techniques and concepts to their own marriages. Written by recovery and personal growth pastor Eric Disney, the book is loaded with practical tools and exercises designed to shed light on unhealthy behavior patterns and their motivations. It challenges some of the beliefs people carry from childhood that can impact their current relationships.
Issues covered throughout this comprehensive and insightful book include:
• handling your emotions
• moving from selfishness to selflessness
• mastering forgiveness
• raising healthy children
• conquering the residue from past trauma
• understanding the difference between communication and conflict, and more.
About the Author:
Eric A. Disney is a recovery and personal growth pastor in Southern California, where he has served for two decades. He is a counseling psychology graduate from California Baptist University in Riverside, California. His ministry offers a broad range of marriage, family, and relationship counseling classes and seminars. Eric has been an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1999. He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Jennifer, and they are the proud parents of two boys.

My Review:
 The intimacy shared in marriage is a deep and serious one only shared with the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with, not a family member or friend. It is a relationship that will only grow with time, nurturing, and tending to each and every day. This book takes simple, practical tools and shows you how an already established marriage should work and how to fix one that isn't exactly going down the path that it should be. Based on Biblical principles that are proven to work in most situations, this book is a great guide to a long lasting, fulfilled marriage.

 My husband and I have been married 20 years, and staying married that long is NOT for the faint of heart. You have to be tough to stay married that long. We have weathered many storms and I can tell you right now that without God in it, you have a marriage that is going nowhere. It is very difficult to have a strong marriage in today's society and raising children to the mix and things can falter very quickly. This book is full of ideas and situations that can help you to stay permanently fixed and to grow. Each chapter has an area for note taking. Resources for items mentioned in the chapter are also included.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.