C Through Marriage was written in the latter stages of my pastoral ministry and after nearly 40 years of married life. I wrote this book basically with no intention of seeing it published. I just jotted down a lot of observations I had gleaned from my married and pastoral life.
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.
I gave my heart completely to the Lord at the age of 18 in revival meetings at a church in Ft. Wayne, IN. It was a lifelong journey of faith that led me into serving the Lord as a pastor, teacher, Awana leader, board member, Sunday School superintendent, church leader, and now an author in my later stages of life.
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.
Each of the 49 chapters concentrates on a word starting with the letter "C". Contentment, Challenge, Calamity, Communication, Consequences, Consummation... Read morePublished 7 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 14 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 14 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 16 months ago 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 16 months ago by LeeLuvsNZ
Jim Hughes has written an easy to read book on marriage in which the most helpful points of each chapter are highlighted in bullet points. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dr. Terry W. Dorsett
"C Through Marriage" is an uplifting, spiritual, and cleverly-written guide to the "C's" of marriage. Read morePublished 18 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 21 months ago by Amazon Customer