Marriages are a lot like houses. If you build them on a good, solid foundation and maintain them properly, they will last indefinitely. If you build them on a poor foundation and neglect them, they will collapse. This book will help you to create a good foundation for your marriage, and it will also provide some of the timbers that are needed to build a sturdy framework for it. It's written mainly for people who hope to get married soon and for newlyweds, but it can also help to improve the marriages of established couples.
For a long time, Mr. Reese has been concerned about the large number of marriages that end in divorce. He has family members who are divorced, and he has seen firsthand some of the pain and bitterness that has resulted. This book got its start as a list of marriage principles that he gave to his children. He wanted to help them avoid some of the problems that cause marriages to fail.
Mr. Reese has learned these principles over many years of marriage and he wants to share them with you in the hope that you, too, will have a joyful and successful marriage - one that will last For a Lifetime.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book which I will read over and over again during my quiet time with God! Jeffrey Reese has shared and revealed how we are creatures of habit and how habits can work for or against our marriage. He has written tremendous examples and analogies of good and bad habits while also integrating the vital importance of spirituality and keeping God as a cornerstone of the marriage foundation. The book is extremely relevant in this period of time where common sense is not so common and many lack or have lost their moral compass. Marriage is a sacrament and is intended by God to be a beautiful and meaningful reflection of his love and greatness. Love is a verb which involves work and discipline and ongoing good leadership! This book helps me (and will help countless others) to stay grounded. The enemy seeks to destroy the family unit and the whole concept of marriage. Mr. Reese has created a tool which really can help build marriage up to become the incredible bond and institution God intended it to be. I recommend "For a Lifetime....Principles for A Successful Marriage" to anyone who is married or is considering marriage.