In 2009, Maxine Lawrence was given a challenge by her professor to research the subject of marriage-not because Maxine had been successfully married, but because she had experienced another failed marriage. In her quest, she discovered that the parent/child relationship was not the highest relationship, but instead it was marriage. Dr. Lawrence has compiled information to better understand marriage facts, before, during, and beyond, from God's perspective. This book gives a biblical explanation of the origin and purpose of marriage, roles of both husband and wife, and characteristics required for permanent marriage, and how to identify unhealthy individuals such as pedophiles and other abusers.
When marriage breaks down and adultery, fornication, or desertion occur and are unrepented of, God has allowed a painful mercy called divorce, which allows for remarriage, but only to Christian believers. With remarriage comes courting/dating and blended families. This book will give you insights and practical tools that can guide you in making Christ-honoring choices.
In this book you will discover... God's original purpose for marriage Roles of the husband and wife The importance of fathers in children's asset development Serious road blocks; Adultery, fornication, desertion What it means to fight for your marriage What about Cohabitation? Domestic Violence Substance abuse Dealing with guilt and shame Surviving Divorce Biblical Courtship- what is it? Dating and Children How do pedophiles operate? Are you ready of remarriage? The best way to PREPARE for marriage How to blend families