Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: Setting Your Marriage Free by:Anderson/Mylander

Setting Your Marriage Free: Discover and Enjoy Your Freedom in Christ Together
About the Book:
Applying the powerful principles from his bestselling "Steps to Freedom" "in Christ" to marriage relationships, Neil T. Anderson helps you set your marriage free by encountering Christ together as a couple; these pages are filled with biblical insights and practical tools that can be applied to any marriage.

About the Author:
Dr. Neil T. Anderson is the founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries. He was formerly the chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Talbot School of Theology. He holds five degrees from Talbot, Pepperdine University and Arizona State University, and has authored several bestselling books on spiritual freedom, including Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker.

Charles Mylander recently retired as Executive Director of Evangelical Friends Mission, the national missionary sending agency for evangelical Friends in the United States. He is the coauthor, with Neil Anderson, of Extreme Church Makeover.

My Review:
 You never know after a marriage that has lasted for over a decade that you may have brought several things with you in the beginning. By several things I mean things that are from a past love life or maybe from your childhood. Things that in some strange and mystifying way shaped how you would view life and how you would view your spouse. My husband and I are coming up on our 20th anniversary and as each day would get closer we would start to reflect on the past twenty years. As we started to reflect, we started to see some things that we knew would need to change.

 As we start to embark on the next 20 years, we want it to be different. We want it to be stronger and more grounded. And this time we want God involved, because in the past we didn't even give Him this chance to help us, empower us, or change us. It has been said that as long as God is at the forefront of your life that all the other things will fall into place and that is something that God is showing us each day on this journey.I can tell you from past experience that it takes both spouses to choose to do this that makes it so utterly awesome. But I can on the other hand tell you I know what it's like to do it on your own---just God and you.

  We have also decided in this process to use Setting Your Marriage Free, as a way of working out all the final kinks. We realize how hard it is going to be, but we know that it is going to be worth it. Reading over the book I was immediately drawn in as the authors were talking to me and my situation. Many of the things I read and the examples of other people in similar situations spoke to my heart and I went to my husband about it and asked if he would work through the book with me.

 The authors present the readers with a seven step process to restoring their marriage in the hopes it will set them free from Satan's bondage over them and over their marriage. This book is an excellent way to address all concerns in your marriage and to show you just how much control the devil has over something that he shouldn't have any place in. We plan on going through each of the seven steps so that we are truly free in our marriage. We are so glad to have a guide book to show us how to achieve freedom.

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