Sarah is again hosting My Favorite Things which is doubly appropriate as this is Thanksgiving week and what better time to think about the "stuff" God has blessed us with to simplify and beautify our lives?
One of my favorite things is the book Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans. I can't even begin to tell you how AWESOME this book is! Hubby and I took this class at church as part of our pre-marital counseling. We watched the DVD as a group, answered a few questions from the workbook in class and then would read the chapter and finish the workbook at home. I was skeptical of this class. I thought it would be cheesey, lame and unpractical. I figured the advice would be like "Love God and nothing bad will ever happen in your marriage". But it is WAY different than that! It is practical, funny and so applicable! It addresses everything from in-laws, money, kids, sex, chores and the list goes on and on! I highly recommend this book to anybody who is married, it can only help improve your relationship. And he never condemns, he admits to being a horrible husband and having a terrible marriage until he sought God's wisdom for his marriage.
Jimmy Evans and his wife, Karen, have other books. Hubby and I recieved Moutain Top of Marriage for a wedding gift but haven't cracked into it. We are asking for the One devotional for Christmas.
I can't encourage you enough about these books, especially Marriage on the Rock. Because who doesn't want a strong, solid marriage built on the Rock of God?