Item description for Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans; Karen Evans...
Overview We spend years preparing for our career. But few of us take time to prepare for marriage. Relationship expert Jimmy Evans invites engaged and married couples to follow some time-tested principles that will help make good marriages stronger, and rescue troubled marriages from the divorce court. Through Evans? own personal story of narrowly escaping divorce, and his experiences in 25 years of counseling, you?ll find encouragement, healing and a solid foundation for your marriage.
You?ll discover: Why no human being will meet all of your deepest needs The secret of a solid marriage Four kinds of destructive husbands / Four kinds of destructive wives How to understand and meet your spouse?s needs What the Bible says about the roles of husbands and wives The five essential skills for maximum pleasure Why God must be at the center of your relationship
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2007
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830742913 ISBN13 9780830742912
Reviews - What do customers think about Marriage on the Rock?
What I Wish Someone had Told Me Nov 27, 2009
My wife and I review materials for couples, and our son steered us to Jimmy and Karen Evans' book, workbork, and Leader's Guide...all of which we got on this site, plue the DVD's. That should tell the reader how much we liked the series.
One of the most valuable qualities that this material has is the confessional nature of Jimmy Evans. He can speak effectively to the male, and all the while, keep the females on board with his frank admiration of Karen, who has seen through him, and yet loves him still.
Evans is not a 'girlie man'...he seems to be genuine, arrogant, and vain, but he knows it and points out the fallacies of the male point of view. Women can gain tremendous insight into the strong and shallow impulses of men, while men gain an idea about how to really connect with their wife...and daughter...and mother...and boss. My wife and I shared a little about this work to some young married people, and they were impressed. I am too.
Excellent Jun 29, 2009
This is a very good book! I would highly recommend this to all couples about to get married or married and dealing with some issues. God sent book.
Excellent gift for those planning on marrying. Mar 27, 2009
This is used as a tool for those that are going through pre-marriage counseling although it is excellent for those who have been married for a number of years as well. It is not only interesting it also puts a lot into perspective for those considering marriage everything from financial to the usual quirks of being a man or a woman and bringing that relationship together. It is written by a husband and wife who have done counseling and retreats with a number of couples. It is even interesting for those that don't generally enjoy books outside of fiction.
Solid marriage book May 19, 2008
Our pastor (and pre-marital counselor) recommended that we read this book before my wife and I got married. I read about 8-10 different marriage / relationship books before we got married, and this one is the one my wife and I found the most solid and helpful. I ended up purchasing a copy for a good friend who is getting married this year in hopes it would be a helpful foundation for their strong marriage.
Horrible! Apr 28, 2008
I had to buy this book for a class at the Bible School I attend. I wasn't even halfway through the book when I began writing in the margins WHAT?? I would never recommend this book to anyone for premarital or marital counseling. For centuries, pulling verses out of their historical and passage context, the church has told wives they must submit to their husbands. This doctrine has caused untold misery in thousands of Christian marriages, basically placing one gender in a subordinate position to another. In some cases, it has led to domestic abuse. This author repeats ad nauseam the idea that the husband is the "leader" of the house, and the wife is to submit to her husband. He did spare a few words for the idea of the servant hood of all believers and mutual submission, but unfortunately not many. I have to do a report on this book for my class, and the idea that a Bible school is using this for a textbook just makes me ill.
I've been happily married for 31 years, and when I showed some excerpts from this book to my husband, he had the same reaction. No. I'm not domineering, and he is not weak. Neither am I a Jezebel,nor do I reject the authority of Scripture which seems to be the latest accusation hurled at women who do not except this "interpretation" of the Bible. We are simply equal partners who believe in mutual submission and in the servant hood of all believers.
There are some very good books out about the role of women in marriage and in the church. This is NOT one of them! For some studies on a more egalitarian view of women in marriage and in the church try reading:
Why Not Women? Veiled and Silenced Daughters of the Church Ten Lies the Church Tells Women Women, Authority and the Bible What Paul Really Said About Women