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Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite
Not that I would wish marital struggles on anyone, but I'm so glad that Steven D. Matthews had them to eventually prompt him to write Marriage: Convenient or Covenant. I loved, loved, loved this book! Matthews writes in a down-to-earth way as if he is having a conversation with you or teaching you in a small group setting. Not only does he tie everything he says about marriage back to scripture, he goes further to help you understand the context of when and why it appears in the Bible and how to apply it to your own understanding of marriage. No truer words were said than when Matthews writes, "Many things of God are designed for a purpose and because of the world polluting and perverting these things, we’ve lost their meaning and power."
This book reminds us that we didn’t just make a covenant with our spouses, but also with God. Marriage isn't supposed to be about convenience to help you pay the bills, to have someone to keep you from being lonely, or to have someone to take care of you. Both couples who have been married for a long time and those who are engaged and considering marriage would benefit from reading Stephen D. Matthews' Marriage: Convenient or Covenant. Whether you're in a happy faith-filled marriage or are struggling in your marriage and wanting to find a way to make it stronger, this book provides truth and help for you.