Materials and recommendations

The BFD have compiled a list of different material and sources of information that we hope will promote and encourage you to have discussions with your friends and family. 

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Love and War” by John and Stasi Eldridge £8.99

John and Stasi are a 25-year-married Christian couple that work for ‘Ransomed Heart Ministries’ in America. Together, they explore the ups and downs of married life with a bigger perspective on what it is all for in the first place, with a fundamental thread of including God at the very essence.

I found so much of their perspective on marriage ring true with me and our blessing:

  • We live in a love story, set in the midst of a very real war
  • We are essentially broken people (from our own experiences and from historical ones), marriage is God’s gift to help transform us into wholesome beings
  • There are three in our marriage
  • There should be more to marriage than just building a happy family and a nice home
  • The power of prayer within a marriage
  • Learning to love

I think this book is a perfect reminder of how to realign a marriage to centre it on God and to make the little changes needed to enrich and save any relationship. There are challenges to take on board but even just having a slightly different perspective is incredibly helpful.

The kind of thing I wish I read about a year or two into our marriage.

Aug 2016 ~ Christabel Haines