The 10 Commandments of Marriage: The Do's and Don'ts for a Lifelong Covenant [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Thou Shalt Not Be A Selfish Pig!"

In words that are profound, often humorous, but always biblical, Ed Young draws from decades of counseling couples to provide 10 commandments for a lifelong marriage that sizzles.

God wants your marriage to be nothing short of incredible.  And it could all begin with this amazing book.

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The 10 Commandments of Marriage: The Do's and Don'ts for a Lifelong Covenant

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Overview

"Thou Shalt Not Be A Selfish Pig!"

In words that are profound, often humorous, but always biblical, Ed Young draws from decades of counseling couples to provide 10 commandments for a lifelong marriage that sizzles.

God wants your marriage to be nothing short of incredible.  And it could all begin with this amazing book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802480057
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 208,798
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

ED YOUNG has been the pastor of 32,000-member Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, since 1978 and is also a trustee of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Houston Baptist University. A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ed is the author of many books including The Ten Commandments of Marriage and The Ten Commandments of Parenting, and ministers through the international television and radio broadcasts of Winning Walk. He and his wife, Jo Beth, have three adult sons and seven grandchildren and reside in Houston.
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Our dog, Sonny, had a tick problem. Have you ever observed one of those little suckers? And that's exactly what they are-ticks survive by sucking the blood out of their "host" animal. Well, let me tell you, Sonny was a great host! He wore special collars and got dipped to kill the little parasites, but somehow ticks would still attach themselves to Sonny and have a feast. Their "feeding frenzies" caused them to swell up to several times their normal size. Many a tick lived a full life by feeding off of our Sonny. What do Sonny's ticks have to do with marriage? Every couple that comes to the altar brings its own set of expectations. Whenever I stand before a bride and groom, I have the uncanny ability to read their minds. As I watch them look into each other's eyes, I know what both of them are thinking: This person is going to meet all my needs. That's when the trouble begins. I call this a "tick on the dog" relationship. Problem is, in far too many marriages, you have two ticks and no dog! Neither partner's legitimate needs get met, as each tries to feed off the other.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

      Foreword  / 9
      Preface  / 11
      Acknowledgments  / 15
      Introduction: Ten Principles for a Successful Marriage  / 17

  1. Thou Shalt Not Be a Selfish Pig  / 21

  2. Thou Shalt Cut the Apron Strings  / 45

  3. Thou Shalt Continually Communicate  / 63

  4. Thou Shalt Make Conflict Thy Ally  / 85

  5. Thou Shalt Avoid the Quicksand of Debt  / 107

  6. Thou Shalt Flee Sexual Temptation--
     Online and Otherwise  / 121

  7. Thou Shalt Forgive Thy Mate--490 Times and More  / 145

  8. Thou Shalt Keep the Home Fires Burning  / 167

  9. Thou Shalt Begin Again and Again  / 187

10. Thou Shalt Build a Winning Team  / 207

      A Final Word  / 227
      Suggested Reading  / 231
      Notes  / 233



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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Great book

    If you like his sermons you'll like his books. This book gives great insight. One of the best marriage books I've read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    It changed my relationship

    This book is simply great. I got it first in Spanish and then read it again in English, and it was even better. I bought it for a friend that was getting married but I got curious and started reading it. It is simple, to the point and 100% true. These commandments might be a little obvious, but I was surprised to know that I overlooked most of them in my relationship. I began to apply simple things, and experienced little changes that went a long way. It was great for me and my fiancé, it was great for my newlywed friends and it was great for my parents that have been together for 30 years and actually are marriage counselors. I recommend it to everyone that's married, will get married or simply is in a relationship. You won't be disappointed.

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