Book Title: A Marriage Beyond the Dream
Authors: Drs. Thomas & Maureen Anderson
Year of publication: December, 2010
She was 15, He was 17. You would say they hit it off rather too early and I think I agree. Worse still, they weren’t born again so they practically married as unbelievers and did every wrong thing one should not do in marriage.
Oh, did I forget to mention? They were both from broken homes but today they can boldly say they are living the dream in their marriage- after over forty years.
The story of Dr Tom and his wife Maureen is one filled with life changing lessons as they shared their journey in this beautiful book.
They went from having a normal, tiring marriage to building a lifetime of joy and amazing fulfillment that one can only dream of, all because they made Jesus the center of their marriage.
A marriage beyond the dream is an outstanding book that focuses on Marriage as designed by God to be a portrait of his love for the world.
In this book, this amazing couple extensively x-rayed issues like understanding the purpose of genders, money matters, barriers to intimacy, leadership & submission, staying true to your partner all through life’s changing seasons and family life.
They shared practical, real-life stories of how they navigated the tumultuous waters of being married in the 21st century and thankfully, they are still excitedly flying high in this journey of more than forty years.
Whether you are newlyweds or have been married for forever, you will find treasures in this book that will keep the spark in your marriage, help you understand God’s intention for marriage and usher you into that ‘too-good-to-be-true’ beautiful marital life you have always dreamed of.
Here’s an excerpt:
‘Friend, no one gets handed a perfect marriage in life. Great marriages are built over time. Sometimes one or both spouses don’t even know how to build a happy life together. I’m sure you have heard the saying: “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM'” this simply means that a husband and wife should combine each others strengths and use them to build a life together as one.”
What are you still waiting for? It’s time for everyone to read this book and imbibe its principles.
No matter the state of your marriage, I still believe that together, you and your spouse can have marriage the way God intended.
Grab a copy at the nearest bookstore this week and don’t forget to have a beautiful week ahead!