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C Through Marriage Perfect Paperback – May 19, 2009
From the Author
Looking back on it, I am still amazed how it all came together. It just seemed to flow so naturally. The thoughts came easily and the common connections with the letter C was amazingly simple. It is the way that I generally outlined my messages over the years and was a natural process for me. I am certain that I was guided in the making of this book. I have no other explanation for how it came together.
My prayer for this book is that it will help people to find their way to first a personal and deeper relationship to Christ, and secondly to a deeper personal relationship with their spouse. C Through Marriage is but one of many excellent resources available for couples, My book is a practical guide in many areas that every couple faces in marriage and a useful guide in helping couples-to-be to better prepare for the life they will soon share with their soon-to-be-spouse.
C Through Marriage is the first of several books I hope to see published on marriage. I have a study guide waiting in the wings along with another book targeted specifically to the already married.
About the Author
I graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN in 1970. It was there that I met my wife who has been the apple of my eye ever since I first laid my eyes on her. We have been blessed with three wonderful children, a grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and the opportunity to minister to numerous foster children over the years.
I have worked mainly in various factories over the years as I pursued my calling of serving in the church. We have been planted in southeast Iowa where most of our ministry has been lived out.
My interests in life have always been my serving the Lord, my family, reading, and sports.
My passions have evolved over the years and are now mainly focused on my writing career and trying to help others through my writings discover a deeper walk with Lord and help in the practical living out of faith in life.
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Top Customer Reviews
`C trough Marriage' is written in short chapters, each starting with a possible real life scenario and going into what God intended marriage to be and how to go about reaching a Godly marriage. Bible verses are given throughout each chapter, so you'll want to have your bible handy.
While I feel that I have a great marriage, this book made me realize that it could be even better. I caught myself wanting to stop reading so I could start working on making my marriage more of what God intended, but I'm glad I didn't stop...because with each chapter, I learned so much more.
I found this book to be right on the mark. I encourage every married couple, whether you feel your marriage needs help or not, to read this book. This is also the perfect book to have on hand to be given as an engagement gift. If it encourages communication to start before the vows are taken, so many negative issues can be avoided after the vows.
Ursula Gorman- author of `Old Acquaintances' a mystery/romance to be released Dec. 10/Jan. 11
This is a great read for a couple to work through together as a devotional and use it for a time to draw closer to one another.
Review by R.L. Bailey
Genre- Self Help
5/5 Angel stars
Stand alone book
Being married does not necessarily mean that we will always live happily ever after. We wish it were so, but life is not like that. Life has its ups and downs. There are many good times, and there are times in which life is not so good. Calamity happens to everybody sooner or later.
This statement is in the first chapter of the book C Through Marriage, by Rev. Jim Hughes. It is quite possibly one of the best and well written paragraphs I have ever read. Everyone goes into marriage thinking it’s going to be hearts and flowers, and as Rev. Hughes points out, life doesn’t work that way.
Each chapter starts with the letter C. Cash, Contentment, Courtship, etc., and at the end of each chapter are points to ponder. In each chapter, you learn something you might not have known, or…known but never acknowledged. The book is a fast read. Rev. Hughes points things out in a simple, easy-to-understand way. Also, each chapter is laced with biblical references, which makes sense since the author is a Pastor.
I really, really liked this book. From both a spiritual and secular point of view, the book just makes sense. Too many times a married couple believes that the honeymoon will last forever, and it just doesn’t. Daily living, money woes, children, different ways of doing things all come into play in a marriage and too easily these days, people will give up and move on to another person. A real marriage, both in mind, body, and soul requires work. Rev. Hughes makes the case that with open, honest communication, prayer, and a spiritual base, any marriage can be helped.
For example, in the chapter on children, he suggests discussing how many children each spouse would like to have, when they want to start having children and the important question of how those children will be disciplined. Simple, yet important, questions like this are often neglected, and then become the source of conflict in marriages. Jim seeks to help defuse the conflict by having couples discuss issues like this ahead of time.
I was especially moved by the chapter on Christlikeness. Jim says “your ability to cope with many of the stresses and pressures that will be a part of your life together can be better dealt with, with Christ in your life. While avoiding the suggestion that only Christian marriages can last, Jim shows how Christian marriages can definitely be better than non-Christian ones if Christ is truly the center of the relationship.
Jim understands that marriages need the power of Christ in them to be all they should be. He also knows the importance of couples being involved in church. In the chapter on the church, Jim points out that “Active participation in the life of the church can have a profound effect on the success of your marriage.” Church provides a context for a couple of be mentored by older couples as well as an outlet for healthy relationships outside the marriage.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Each of the 49 chapters concentrates on a word starting with the letter "C". Contentment, Challenge, Calamity, Communication, Consequences, Consummation... Read morePublished 16 months ago by D. Fogleman
“C Through Marriage” is an overview of the marriage relationship from a Biblical perspective. Jim Hughes writes in a very down-to-earth, conversational style that is both... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Margaret Armanious
This delightful book covers the basics of a good marriage relationship and a lot of other areas many couples may not have thought about for awhile. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dan Riemenschneider
I found C Through Marriage to be a very well-written, well-defined guideline for a positive approach to any marriage. Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by Sugar
This a review on C THROUGH MARRIAGE by Jim Hughes. I believe this book is worthy of five stars because it's interesting, well-written, practical and offers helpful information. Read morePublished on April 19, 2014 by LeeLuvsNZ
"C Through Marriage" is an uplifting, spiritual, and cleverly-written guide to the "C's" of marriage. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by krissyl
Pastor Jim Hughes offers great principles and advice on keeping your marrtiage together. No matter who you are or what your problem may be in your elationship there are so many... Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by Caglevision
Seeing with greater clarity -under the light of God- the common issues that arise in a marriage, is what this book is all about. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is so thorough on the needs of marriage. Jim Hughes' insight about marriage can benefit husbands and wives alike. Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by commentmama