To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Love Life for Every Married Couple Mass Market Paperback – December 24, 1996
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From the Back Cover
About the Author
Gloria Okes Perkins has collaborated with Dr. Ed Wheat on a number of books. She is a writer and biblical counselor.
Top Customer Reviews
I have read a number of marriage books since this occurred. All were highly reviewed. All were good; this was the best. It is a complete guide to marriage. It is definitely a Christian guide but it isn't preachy.
This is not a book of exercises for couples in a troubled marriage. It is much more. Those other books were valuable too, but this provides a frame of reference that even makes those other books better.
I would highly recommend it to any married couple or anyone desiring to get married. It is useful for all marriages whether healthy or troubled. It opened my eyes to what a truly intimate relationship can be like. We didn't have one before but with the help of this book, we do now. We are still working through our issues, but I am amazed at the positive changes. Although I realized that I had to make more changes than she did, it was the best thing I ever did.
I would say that it definitely written more for Christians, but non-christians would get just as much out of it so long as they aren't turned off by Christian principles.
I raced thru the pages and came to truly understand marriage, love, intimacy, romance, sex, commitment, honor, joy, patience, forgiveness and hope in ways I never would have without the book.
Simply put, I advise all of my friends and anyone who will listen, to grab their Bible, this book and your spouse/spouse-to-be, find a comfortable spot and read, discuss and experience this book together.
If you are truly seeking God's purpose for your marriage, are in the middle of a crisis or are thinking of getting married, involve God everyday, and READ this book ... it WILL make a difference in your life, marriage and love life.
With that said you should watch out for bones. What I mean is that there contains some error in this book. To name a few:
1) pg. xv He talks about him being saved and as soon as he began to become the husband God wanted him to be he said, "my wife began to respond with love just as God had planned and promised." Where does God promise if one spouse gets saved the other will respond if loved properly? The Bible in this case says, "Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?" 1 Cor. 7:16. The implication is: you don't know.
2) pg. 3 "The principles I offer are solid biblical principles that will always work when applied to individual problems." and pg. 6 in saying even if your the only one trying to save your marriage, he goes on to say, "When they are properly and consistently applied, there are no exceptions, no unique cases where God's eternal concepts will fail." Of course God's Word will never fail. But He never promises you that if you do everything right in your marriage it will always work out. Jesus loved the twelve disciples all perfectly but one betrayed Him. Yes most of the time people respond to our love but sometimes they don't. This shows up later when he says that if a spouse cheats some of the blame "in almost every case" falls on the injured party. He seems to have a deficient view of sin. It doesn't matter what my spouse does to me. If I sin against her it my fault not hers.
3) pg. 31 He give his view of Matthew 19:1-9. He calls the word "fornication" used in Matthew 19:9.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Somewhat technical, but every page has some good stuff to improve your marriage.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Best book ever on just being married. How to treat each other. If there were a bible to marriage, this book is it.Published 7 months ago by Pamela O'Hare-Sleepless in Seattle
This is a helpful and inspiring book for all levels of serious relationships and marriagesPublished 7 months ago by Lanie
This book is probably one of the best I have ever read on marriage. It is based on what the Bible says about marriage. It is an easy read, but so helpful. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elois Jean Fitting