You’ve done it; you’ve taken the plunge and said, “I do” to one another. Couples face some daunting marriage statistics these days. When so many marriages fail, how do you know yours won’t?
So, now what? What’s next for your marriage?
Staying Together is a unique book that’s been written for you to read as a couple. Together, you’ll hear from us and what we’ve learned over more than 40 years of marriage, as well as from other couples whose marriages have endured heartbreak, hardship, and even infidelity. You’ll read about their solutions and healing, applicable to your marriage oneness.
You will be confronted with questions about what it looks like to walk out your vows on a daily basis as life partners. Whether it’s communication, trust, or sex; money, loss, or mission; kids, jobs, or insecurities, Staying Together has insight on how to better navigate waters when they’re rough and better enjoy them when they’re smooth.
Whether you’ve been married for months, years, or decades, now is the time to make sure you’re in a marriage that’s not just surviving, but thriving.
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About the Author
Steve and Mary Prokopchak have been married for 42 years and serve as Christian family and marriage counselors. Their ministry vision and hearts’ cry is to see people made whole in their personal lives, marriages, and families. Called Together, their interactive workbook for engaged couples, has been used by thousands to start off right down the road of matrimony. Steve and Mary have three adult children and two grandchildren. They reside in Elizabeth, PA.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The "Me" in Us 17
Chapter 2 The Fear and Insecurity Found in Us 39
Chapter 3 The "One" of Us 55
Chapter 4 Healthy Boundaries for a Healthy Relationship 79
Chapter 5 Moving Beyond Our Histories 93
Chapter 6 Marriage Has a Mission 107
Chapter 7 Fighting and Arguing or Praying and Agreeing 129
Chapter 8 Putting Your Money Where Your Value Is 141
Chapter 9 Rebuilding After Loss 163
Chapter 10 Staying True 175
Chapter 11 Going Under Cover(s) 189
Chapter 12 Intimate Conversations 203
Chapter 13 The Six Most Important Words 215
Appendix A Pornography and Sexual Addiction Resource List 223
Appendix B Annual Marriage Evaluation and Vision Retreat 227
Appendix C The Forgiveness Process 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Equipping Couples for a Lifetime Marriage Commitment In their book “Staying Together - Marriage a Lifelong Affair” family marriage counselors Steve and Mary Prokopchak equip their readers with workable solutions for dealing with issues of insecurity, healthy boundaries, finances, intimacy and other equally important concerns for enjoying a lifelong marriage together. The book integrates creative practical principles tools and Biblical teaching with probing questions and assessments to help couples work together at building or rebuilding a successful marriage relationship. A varied selection of thought-provoking quotations from recognized leaders and celebrities, in all walks of life, are uniquely used to provide “nuggets” of wisdom for introducing chapter contents. Each chapter introduces an important focus using examples from their own marriage, of more than 40 years, or a true life story from other couples; whose marriages have endured after finding solutions and healing by putting into practice the application of these principles. I found the chapter suggesting “The Twelve Values Found in Healthy Marriage Relationships” especially helpful. The chapter contains important values for every married couple wanting to create an environment for personal growth, individual maturity, and transparent relationships. “Staying Together - Marriage a Lifelong Affair” is an excellent resource for use as a weekend mini- retreat for couples to be intentional in working through the many assessment exercises, evaluating together their individual discoveries. Highly recommended. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.