When I first started blogging I was not aware of who else was pouring their hearts over the web. I began searching for other women who had a passion to encourage others, while giving positive resources for marriage. One of the very first places I landed was Women Living Well. Every day I jumped on to read the words Courtney would post. She became a source of inspiration for me. Her zeal and love for God was evident, I liked that a lot. Over the course of about a year I connected with Courtney and we became friends. Her encouragement […]
Reviews of Christian Marriage Books & Movies
I started reading marriage books to improve the condition of my relationship with my husband. I felt led to write reviews that included how each resource helped my marriage to encourage other couples to use some of these tools to promote growth in their relationships and to give better understanding of what each resource is. I want to urge all husbands and wives to nurture their marriages by choosing the right resources based on their needs.
Most of the resources and reviews I provide on Unveiled Wife are specifically promoted to help women in their role of being wives. My passion is to encourage wives to invest into their marriage through these resources because the content in them is empowering and life changing. Last year I became a mom. I realized very quickly after my son was born, that my role as a wife and as a mother both needed significant investment. These two roles work together in tandem to fulfill God’s beautiful design for my family. Neglecting one or both of these roles would dramatically […]
The first thing that captured my attention with this book was the title, Beyond Ordinary: When A Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough. It immediately resonated with me because one thing that my husband and I have prayed for since our wedding is an extraordinary marriage. However, with all the hardships presented in marriage it can be difficult to believe in extraordinary. I was so excited to read what Justin and Trisha Davis would share about, regarding marriage being beyond ordinary. I must also point out that I love the cover of this book! It brilliantly depicts a marriage story of a […]
Have you ever come unglued? You know… that moment when life just seems to be out of control… raw emotions flood your entire being… overwhelmed, frustrated, uneasy, agitated … and you either stuff it all inside… or explode!?! In Lysa TerKeurst’s new book Unglued – Making Wise Choices In The Midst Of Raw Emotions she candidly shares stories of when she has become unglued, stories that any wife or mother can easily relate to!
This is the final chapter review for The Meaning Of Marriage – Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller. I have really enjoyed this book and the depth that is exposed regarding marriage and singleness according to God’s Word. I highly recommend that this book be on everyone’s bookshelf! Also, if you want to catch a glimpse of some of the chewy morsels from this book, please check out the other chapter reviews! You can easily navigate to them via the buttons at the bottom of this page! Chapter 8 – Sex and Marriage […]
Chapter 7 – Singleness and Marriage Why does Timothy Keller address singles in a marriage book? “The answer is that single people cannot live their lives well as singles without a balanced, informed view of marriage.” (192) I agree with Keller on this. So many times people, whether single or married, have a distorted view of relationships. I believe it is important for everyone to educate themselves on marriage, specifically God’s intentions for marriage, whether they get married or not.
Chapter 6 – Embracing The Other This chapter is written by Kathy Keller, TImothy’s wife. She graciously addresses the often times controversial issue of gender roles in marriage. She begins by stating, “..the differences between men and women will become an unavoidable issue in every marriage.” (170) Every husband and wife enters marriage with some sort of expectation for gender roles, based off how they were raised, other contributing elements in one’s culture such as friends or even television shows, and personal preference. No matter what one’s views are regarding gender roles in marriage, I absolutely agree with Kathy as […]
Chapter Five – Loving The Stranger Do we all marry strangers? I believe love for another is the main motivator in people willing to commit a life long union in marriage. However, marriage has its way of revealing more about a person in depth. The question “Did I marry a total stranger?” may cross one’s mind as they are rudely awakened by shortcomings or failures in their spouse, things which could only have been seen after the vows. “We begin to feel that we did not really know the person after all. And this presents us with the challenge of loving […]
Chapter Four – The Mission Of Marriage The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18 The Bible begins by acknowledging that marriage is a friendship. The entire world had just been created, a marvelous wonder of epic creativity, yet God knew that life would still not be good for man without the element of companionship. God gave woman to man as a gift of companionship. “That is why even in paradise, loneliness was a terrible thing. That is why we should not be […]
Chapter 3 Review – The Essence Of Marriage Essence: The most important ingredient; the crucial element. (thefreedictionary.com) Keller explains in this chapter that the most important ingredient in marriage is love. However, not just passionate, emotional feelings of love, but the commitment and covenant of love derived through actions. He states on page 78: “But when the Bible speaks of love, it measures it primarily not by how much you want to receive it but by how much you are willing to give yourself to someone else.” The essence of marriage, he says, “is a sacrificial commitment to the good […]
Chapter 2 – The Power for Marriage Every marriage faces challenges. This chapter explains why we face challenges and how to get through them without experiencing damage to the relationship. Keller opens with a passage of scripture: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” – Ephesians 5:21 A person who submits to another out of reverence for Christ is filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is what empowers that person to humbly serve another. The power for marriage is the power of the Holy Spirit working within one’s life. Keller explains on page 51, “Only if […]
The Introduction I don’t want to hesitate to tell you that The Meaning Of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy and Kathy Keller is an excellent book and a great resource to encourage growth in marriage. I decided to review this book in parts in correlation to the chapters, that way you can follow along with me and see how this book impacts my marriage!