“Love is a Flame- Stories of What Happens When Love is Rekindled” compiled by James Stuart Bell.
I believe I have become a better person for reading this book and I hope to be able to apply a lot of things that happened in these stores into my married life.
Each chapter is a true story about a couple and their struggles in marriage and at the end of each story James Stuart Bell gives a brief summery and application of the story. Whether married only a year or married for 50+, these couples show us that with God in the center of their marriage no big or little problem was answered by devoice. There was couple who had to deal with the husband’s addiction to pornography and loosing his job because of this addiction. The easy answer would have been for the wife to leave him asap, but through LOTS of hard work and pray this couple was able to work through this difficult time and in fact started a ministry because of it.
Another couple had lost their attraction to each other after 11 years. The wife after much prayer realized she needed to do little things to make herself attractive to her husband again. She started by doing her hair and wearing a bit of makeup, it took a few months before her husband noticed or said something but they worked through it and ended up feeling like they were dating again.
I would recommend this book to all couples who truly want to keep their marriage alive. There are always better answers to fixing your marriage problems then just divorce. I love that this book focuses on bringing God back into their lives and focusing on prayer.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received this book for free from Bethany House for reviewing purposes. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.