While it's true that marriage can be a great adventure, it is also true that a successful marriage takes hard work, honest communication, and faith.
Before entering into the marriage covenant, couples should consider the finer details of their relationship: How does Christ fit into the relationship? How will finances be handled? How should a husband love his wife, and how should a wife love her husband?
Those questions and many more like them are asked in Mentoring for Marriage
, a seven-session study designed for engaged couples seeking pre-marital guidance and challenge. Believing that no study can exhaustively cover the topic of marriage, Daryl G. Donovan has created a resource that fosters critical discussion and thought among engaged couples who have sought out the careful mentorship of a pastor, counselor, or married couple.
Firm in his conviction that every marriage must be sustained through Christ, Donovan provides plenty of space for a couple to work through individual differences and uncertainties. Mentoring for Marriage
is an excellent resource for pastors, counselors, engaged couples, married couples, and mentors. This resource enables a reliance upon wisdom and encourages open and honest discourse for any couple wanting a God's-eye view of marriage before they say "I do." Daryl G. Donovan
has been the pastor of churches in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, and Ohio. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel Island, Florida. Donovan received his Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Daryl has written several books for CSS including Men Mentoring Men, Revised Edition
(2014); Men Mentoring Men Again
, and Maximizing Your Marriage
. He and his wife Elaine have four children.