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Overview You married "for better or worse." Whichever term describes your marriage today, it can be better tomorrow. Mack's Bible-based approach to marriage offers practical insights on marital roles, child-rearing, finances and more. This encouraging book can be used as a study guide for husbands, and wives, or by pastors as a counseling tool.
Publishers Description This valuable counseling aid for pastors can also be used with great benefit by couples on their own.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
ISBN 0875523854 ISBN13 9780875523859
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More About Wayne A. Mack
WAYNE A. MACK is Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California. He has earned degrees from Wheaton College, Philadelphia Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about Strengthening Your Marriage?
Very useful text for counseling and bible study. Jan 15, 2007
I use this text as a small group Bible study leader, as well as a reference for biblical counseling. It is satured in Scripture as it explores a wide variety of marital issues, beginning with the biblical origins and purposes for the institution. Wayne Mack leaves no stone unturned in addressing the most common, and often the most perplexing, issues raised by real couples living out real marriages before the Lord.
This volume is best used for the purposes mentioned above for two reasons. First, the text is written in outline form rather than straight prose. Although the author's thoughts are effectively communicated, I found this a bit distracting -- thus four stars instead of five. Second, the real value of the book is found in the voluminous guided study exercises at the end of each chapter. These are excellent in the small group setting, or as homework assignments for counselees to delve into the Scriptures in a purposeful, directed way. As a biblical marriage counselor, this book should be on the short list of your most useful tools.
Simply Irresistible !!! Praise God !!! Dec 21, 2004
Reading this book and applying it's concepts have been a blessing to my marriage .I bought this book to help me improve my relatioship with my wife,especially in those areas concerning financial responsibilities,I thirst for knowledge especially as a newly wed living in a these times where divorce is the order of the day.I had to equip myself,I made a $10 investment I can tell you today that the returns from that investment have exceeded my expectations. The practical explanations and biblical references made in the book makes it an easy read.I recommend this book to anyone looking to make their marriage all what God wants their marriage to be..and more !!!
Brilliant because it's Biblical Sep 4, 2000
Wayne Mack completed his doctoral studies at Westminster Theological Seminary under the supervision of Jay E. Adams, who is world renowned for his Reformed approach to the field of counselling. Mack has largely followed in the footsteps of his mentor. He is the author of several books, all of which reflect the influence of the Jay Adams approach to counselling. Mack is currently the Director of the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Strengthening Your Marriage was initially developed as part of the requirements of Mack's doctoral program under Adams, and this practical volume is essentially the fruit of these studies. Not surprisingly, it reflects the sensible and solidly Biblical approach of Adams throughout.
Taking his starting point in the divine blueprint for marriage revealed in Genesis 2:24, Mack focuses on developing a Biblical understanding of becoming "one flesh" in all areas of marriage. Each area receives a solidly Biblical exposition, with the following topics being addressed: unity through understanding God's purpose for marriage; unity through a clear understanding of the wife's responsibilities and husband's responsibilities; unity through good communication; unity through financial agreement; sexual unity; unity through a common philosophy of raising children; promoting and maintaining unity by means of family religion. Each chapter is followed by a comprehensive set of questions which reinforce the content of the chapter by requiring the readers to study various Bible verses and apply these Biblical principles to their relationship.
Mack's intention is to promote solidly Biblical pre-marital and marital counselling. The book is primarily intended to be used by pastors and counsellors as a guide and workbook in such counselling. However, it also has the potential to be used as an effective tool by couples on their own.
The main strength of Strengthening Your Marriage is that it is thorough, Reformed, and Biblical. Mack constantly refers to Scripture, and yet has the gift of being very concrete and practical at the same time. Be warned however - the density of its content means that this book is not an easy armchair read. However, Mack never intended this to be an armchair read in the first place - it requires systematic study and work on the part of readers. Such study and work, however, is sure to reap rich rewards.
In short, pastors and elders alike will find Strengthening Your Marriage to be an excellent tool for dealing with the basic aspects of marriage. Jay Adam's recommendation is one I enthusiastically endorse: "Dr. Mack has produced a volume to which you will turn again and again. Buy it; it belongs on your shelf!"
Continues to lead the field in practical help for marriages Jun 22, 1999
Wayne Mack wrote this book 19 years ago and it continues to be the best and most practical and effective for couples seeking long term biblical change. This is an explicitly Christian resource. It is understandable and down to earth. It is also only for the stout of heart who are ready to look hard at themselves and who want God's help to change in the setting of their marriages.
Succinct and sound advice from God's word about marriage. Feb 10, 1999
It clarifies many issues on marriage such as communication, finance, sex and the roles & responsibilities of each spouse from the light of the holy scripture. Pertinent and practical ideas and advice are offered. There is a section for discussion which is especially useful for bible study purpose.