Studies show that roughly one out of two marriages end in divorce.One of the reasons for this is couples today are not prepared for all—the good and bad—that may happen in marriage. Are you prepared?Author and blogger Jackie Bledsoe outlines the seven stages, or seven rings of marriages, that will equip couples for all stages in marriage. He challenges couples to keep moving through each stage for a lasting and fulfilling marriage.Through The Seven Rings of Marriage, readers gain a deeper appreciation of what marriage is, and get a clear picture of what may lie ahead in their marriage. Diligently go about making your marriage everything you and your spouse hoped for, and more!
The seven rings are:
- Ring #1—Engagement RING
- Ring #2—Wedding RING
- Ring #3—DiscoveRING
- Ring #4—PerseveRING
- Ring #5—RestoRING
- Ring #6—ProspeRING
- Ring #7—MentoRING
Visit http://jackiebledsoe.com/7rings/ to learn more about The Seven Rings of Marriage, and get additional resources.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Jackie Bledsoe is a professional blogger, author, and speaker, but first and foremost a husband and father, who encourages men to better lead and love their families through his blog, JackieBledsoe.com. He's a contributor to All Pro Dad, Babble.com, Good Men Project, and Huffington Post. His work has been featured on Yahoo!, USA Football, MichaelHyatt.com, and more. Jackie, who has been happily married to his wife, Stephana, since June of 2001, lives in Indianapolis, IN with their daughter and two sons.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 When Your Dream Becomes a Nightmare 5
Chapter 2 Begin with the End 19
Chapter 3 The 7 Rings of Marriage-An Overview 32
Chapter 4 Ring #1-Engagement RING 36
Chapter 5 Ring #2-Wedding RING 54
Chapter 6 Ring #3-DiscoveRING 72
Chapter 7 Ring #4-PerseveRING 95
Chapter 8 Ring #5-RestoRING 117
Chapter 9 Ring #6-ProspeRING 138
Chapter 10 Ring #7-MentoRING 154
Chapter 11 What Ring Are You Wearing? 165
Chapter 12 End with the Beginning 174
About the Author 203
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In The 7 Rings of Marriage, Jackie Bledsoe offers foundational concepts for highly valuing our marriages. He also provides practical tips and strategies to build on that foundation through each of seven stages of marriage. Assessments, checklists, step-by-step guidelines, and motivational encouragement make this a great book for marriages in all stages and even in between stages. It will likely not be the only resource you need to move your relationship from sustainable to dynamic, but it is a perfect one to begin with.
One of my greatest desires for the new year has centered on improving my marriage. The 7 Rings of Marriage by Jackie Bledsoe has given me an awesome blueprint on how my goal can become a reality. Jackie writes with a straightforwardness, honesty and vulnerability that makes you feel like you've known him for years. The advice he shares is extremely practical and comes from years of experience. As I'm applying them, I've already seen tremendous growth. My wife has noticed too! If having a great marriage is something that's important to you, make the investment. Read this book and apply what you read. You'll be glad you did!