Saturday, October 11, 2014

Worthy of Her Trust by Stephen Arterburn and Jason B. Martinkus

    Trust is very foundational to any relationship. It is especially foundational to a marriage. It is a basic building block that should be in place. If it is shaky or missing the foundation is broken.
        Trust must then be regained.
        For men the issue often is in the sexual area, is the thesis of this helpful book. Unknown to her is that schoolyard view of that pornographic magazine. Or that computer picture you came across “by accident”. You know which one. The one that made you eager to explore more until you view females in a way they are not meant to be viewed.
        Martinkus along with Arterburn bravely open themselves to scrutiny, and we. a reader, are better for it, especially we men who are married.
        Our wives need to feel a part of our lives. When we don’t hold ourselves accountable to them we miss so many blessings.
        Although this book is geared toward marriage I feel each young man should read it. Maybe it should be handed out as a discussion area in a premarital class. It has the subtitle what you need to do to rebuild sexual integrity and win her back.       

      If it isn’t too late this will help you walk the walk. If you have gone across the line this book will help you establish and reinstate boundaries.
       I received this book free from the for this review. All opinions expressed are that of the reviewer and not the publishers. I was not required to give a positive review.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski

       If we could take a year off and seek to know an existential moment would we take it? And what would we find? Existential is defined as something affecting one’s existence.
        Since we are, according to the author, both body and spirit, we need to take time to develop our spiritual body, the unseen part of us. Action and contemplation need to be balanced.
        Yankoski asks us to go in depth in three areas: with self, with God and with others. As presented here it takes time. In this age of instant gratification it is a discipline learned.
        This subject is not for the person who likes easy, no sacrifice answers. But it is needed for those who want a rich mystic experience.
        I was sent this book free from for review. I wasn’t sure what I was getting. I was not required to give an interview gushing with praise. I found this book to grow on you. There are things to think about, if you are honest with yourself.
Being well written and progressively stimulating it becomes hard to put down. It is worth the time spent in digesting it. It is not written in a scholarly manner so anyone can interact with it.