The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness: The Key to Marital Success
GOLD WINNER OF THE 2023 ICBA
Adult Christian Non-Fiction Category!
— ICBA JUDGE PANEL
Marriage, although a wonderful blessing, can be quite challenging at times. Since no two people are exactly the same, it is natural that conflicts can occur.
Dr. H. Irving Wilson delves into the meaning of marital oneness through the words of scripture. While most people think marriage is a union of two, it is actually begins as a union of three. The union of three consists of the husband, the wife, and God. The husband and wife become one through God. Without God, nothing is possible and with God, all things are possible. In order for a marriage to withstand the stresses of life, the marriage must stand on the firm foundation of God.
Although the first miracle of Jesus occurred at the Wedding in Cana, this was not the first wedding. God performed the first wedding in Genesis 2:22-24 when he created Adam and Eve and united them as one.
In this amazing book, all aspects of marriage are discussed through the advice of a Pastoral Counselor and Marriage & Family Life Coach, and researched through the words of God. Learn how to serve God by serving each other in marriage. When the husband and wife faithfully and selflessly give to each other and obey the commandments of God, God blesses the marriage and strengthens the bond. Happiness and Longevity can go hand in hand when the keys to marital success are followed. The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness is a great reference to always have on hand when things get bumpy, and just to read as a reminder of God's purpose for your life, marriage and love.
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Four Times Christian Book Award Winner: Illumination Book Awards, Inscriptions Christian Books Award, Ames Book Award, and Carolina Christian Writers Awards.
In recent decades, the application of biblical principles that generate marital joy and happiness has diminished. Younger generations at large have aligned their marriages more with the precepts of the world than of Christ, leaving couples unfulfilled and unhappy. Steadily, the holistic nature of the art of married love has been lost as to being the fabric of Christian marriages.In The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness: the Key to Marital Success, Dr. Wilson unveils the key to marriage fulfillment: understanding and walking in marital Oneness. Organized into three parts, he first examines the field of knowledge on Oneness in marriage from a unique, faith-based perspective. Second, The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness offers an in-depth discourse on the synergy of the three facets of marital love from the Song of Songs, making practical applications from Scripture, clinical experience, and empirical research. And third, it discusses organizational and interactional aspects of covenant marriage with coherent and functional pathways to marital joy, happiness, and enduring success.As a Pastoral Counselor and Marriage and Family Life Coach, Dr. Wilson spent years compiling summary records that consistently showcased the needs of his clients and the successful interventions in their marriages. He felt the need to be a part of a movement for marital reformation by introducing an ancient yet fresh and exciting Christian perspective to marriage satisfaction: Oneness, the essential meaning of marriage. This book invites couples on a journey with a clear and refreshing pathway in pursuing marital joy and happiness as One.
Readers' Favorite Book Reviews:
The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness: The Key to Marital Success by Dr. Hobson Irving Wilson offers a wealth of advice as he pairs his points and topics with biblical sound examples and Bible verses. His many years of experience both as a husband and a marriage counselor shine through in this helpful book This is a quick read filled with some great advice for both every day and long-term living. Great for newlyweds as well as those who have been together for decades. I've read similar books, and something that stood out for me about Wilson's approach is his use of a wealth of Bible verses to back each of his points and to provide biblical examples of people who lived out these traits.
I loved seeing how The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness was laid out, and seeing everything presented in such a straightforward and easy-to-follow way. This book was easy to read, and the advice is given by Dr. Hobson Irving Wilson in ways that are easy to apply, starting today and that will last a lifetime. These are things that will help both the marriage and qualities that will also help as a family in matters of parenting and presenting a unified approach to leading a household, as well in other relationships outside the home by living godly examples that lead to a more biblical centered life. This book would make a wonderful gift or addition to any home and shows great wisdom and insight into what makes a biblical marriage special.