Living a Covenant Marriage: Practical Advice from Thirteen Experts Who've Walked in Your Shoes (Bookshelf eBook)(edit)
by Douglas E. Brinley (Editor), Daniel K. Judd (Editor)
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In 1995, President Gordon B. Hinckley indicated that his greatest concern was the disintegration of marriages and families worldwide. This book was created to address such problems and to provide some perspective and suggestions for LDS couples to “divorce-proof” as well as enrich their marriages. Elder Bruce C. Hafen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, begins the volume with an excellent article adapted from his conference address on covenant (verses contract) marriages. Each of the remaining contributors to this volume is either a professional educator or a marriage counselor in private practice with extensive experiences in working with Latter-day Saint couples. This authoritative and insightful book is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to strengthen his or her marriage relationship.
- Published: May 2004
- Pages: 304
About the Authors
Douglas E. Brinley is the author of many books and tapes on strengthening marriages and families, including Between Husband and Wife. A professor in the department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU, Doug and his wife, Geri, are the parents of six children. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from Utah State and a doctorate from BYU in Family Studies. He served as a mission president in Dallas, Texas.
Daniel K. Judd, a professor in the department of Ancient Scripture in Brigham Young University, holds a master’s degree in family science and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from BYU. After teaching in both seminary and institute, he taught in the Family Science department at BYU-Idaho. In 1993 he joined the faculty of BYU, where he has since served as chair of Ancient Scripture. Brother Judd has served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a bishop, stake president, and first counselor in the general presidency of the Sunday School. He is also a member of the board of trustees of LDS Family Services. He has recently been called to serve as president of the Ghana Accra Mission, where he will serve with his wife, Kaye. They are the parents of four children.
A must read for every married couple !
by Laresa - reviewed on July 02, 2004
This book is an excellent book for those that are married. No matter if you have been married one year or fifteen years this book has something to offer to your marriage. I love how the book is written each authors insights are wonderful and they all give you something to think about. I couldn't think of any chapter I liked better than the other. I am recommending this book to every married couple I know.
Wonderful book for couples!
by Jinger - reviewed on November 04, 2008
My husband & I read this book together and loved it! Now I buy this book for all couples who enter into a covenant marriage!
Best Couples Book I have read.
by Jeff - reviewed on May 01, 2009
As a therapist I am always looking for new worthwhile books to share with and potentially help my clients. This book is by far the best couples book I have read. It is definitely intended for an LDS population the way it seamlessly adds spiritual components to what would otherwise be a great general population couples book. Yet, the spirituality improves the book exponentially. I agree with the other sentiments about the book, newlywed or celebrating a double digit anniversary, this book is for EVERY married couple!
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