Item description for As for Me and My House: Crafting Your Marriage to Last by Walter Wangerin Jr...
Overview Resists easy-answer jargon to present a pastoral view of married life as seen through an intimate portrait of the author's own courtship and thirty-two-year marriage, outlining six tasks that married couples can use as a tool to maintain a strong marital relationship. Original.
Most books on marriage offer ten easy steps and twenty-five proven principles for achieving marital bliss. But Walter Wangerin side-steps such easy answers and offers us instead an intimate portrait of his own courtship and thirty-two year marriage-and a pastoral view of married life that inspires readers to view their own marriages with new honesty and hope. Wangerin's six tasks of marriage encourages couples to better understand and happily live out the vows they made, giving them tools to nurture and maintain a strong marital relationship. In his endorsement, Philip Yancey accurately describes this book as "an enduring classic and a book of wisdom, beauty, compassion, and piercing honesty."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 2001
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785266712 ISBN13 9780785266716
Availability 76 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 06:11.
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More About Walter Wangerin Jr
Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.
Reviews - What do customers think about As For Me And My House Crafting Your Marriage To Last?
the best gift you could give a couple about to be married! Mar 1, 2007
a friend gave this book to my husband and me for a wedding present, and we read through it together... he read it aloud to me :) it was wonderful and brought up lots of things we hadn't thought to discuss, and gave insightful and fresh ideas about how to handle different situations. THe best thing is it isn't a 10 ways to make your marriage work kind of book... it is filled with prinicples and ideas... so it can be used in all sorts of situations. we have been married for almost 2 years now, and we are going to read through it again together this summer as a good reminder! :)
Start Here! Feb 21, 2006
In the years leading up to marriage, and during the ten years I've been married, I've read MANY marriage books. My reading has not been sparked by any particular crisis, but rather, by a desire to make our marriage better. This book is the best! Many Christian marriage books paint the picture that the author has a perfect marriage. Wangerin puts away any such pretense and shows us his soul. In the process, we learn about ourselves. I encourage any couple to read this book, whether things are great, or heading toward divorce. Thank you to Wangerin for writing this book!
A "must read" for relationship health. Oct 12, 2005
Regardless of whether you have been married for some time or are going to get married, this book is exceptionally well written, helpful, and well worth the time to read. In spite of all the well meaning people who try to advise the husband and wife to be, few if any seem able to explain what you can expect after marriage. "Everyone fights," "depression is normal," etc. etc. - who needs such meaningless, vague, and demoralizing statements? What each couple needs is this book - and if they can get it and use it before marriage, they will probably avoid a lot of heartache. Whether you are wondering "what is going to happen?" or "what just happened?" This book will be much more help than newspaper columns, confused friends, or dear old aunt Alice.
As For Me And My House Crafting Your Marriage To Last (Paperback) Aug 2, 2005
I thought it was a great book written by a man about marriage from a man's standpoint and view. The author had great insight into what makes a marriage and the sins committed in marraige that lead to failure. Often times sins against the marriage are not things that most people would even consider as sins, but the insightful way in which the author explained them, made understanding where most mistakes are made and most sins happen that eventually lead to the breakdown within the marriage and even the end for some, but it doesn't have to happen. The author explains how it can be prevented and all from within the context of his marriage and it's breakdown from what most people would assume would be a great marriage between a clergy man and his wife.
a better way for a strong marriage foundation Jan 20, 2005
As a Lutheran pastor, I certainly have a soft spot for other well-written Lutheran pastors. Be that as it may, AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE is, without a doubt, the most helpful resource I've found for couples who want to build a genuinely fruitful Christian marriage. I say "build" because a marriage does not happen overnight - it is constructed over years of companionship, trust and, lest we forget, forgiveness. No other resource that I've seen even comes close to describing the kind of work a successful marriage requires, and no other resource identifies forgiveness, not love, as the centerpiece of that rare gem, a fruitful Christian marriage. I give this book to my pre-marriage couples, but I would give it to a 60-years married couple with no hesitation, because I believe that they would learn from Walt (and Thanne's!) wisdom and counsel.