Book Pick of the Month for March 2014:
Chosen by Matthew Reed, Former Worship Leader
The Meaning of Marriage
By Timothy Kelly with Kathy Keller
Reviewed by Janetta Williamson
Only read The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller, if you are serious about being single, getting married, or staying married. This is all about relationships and spirituality. It covers the single life, the couple phase and married life as it matures. It is about marriage, commitment and God's wisdom for our living.
There is no getting away from the Bible in this writing. Everything presented here is based upon specific principles from the Old Testament and the New Testament. All personal growth includes growing spiritually as well. All solutions are based on Biblical principles.
The author presents the issues very logically. He uses questions and then answers them very clearly There is no guessing his meaning. He recognizes all the hardships surrounding love. He uses his marriage of 37 years to candidly give examples of couples struggling to incorporate these principles into a solid Christian marriage.
It is not too early to read this book. I invite singles to read this too, as there is encouragement here as well. I believe that couples looking to marry would benefit, for it offers a firm foundation for married life.
It is not too late to read this book. I found it helpful after 47 years of marriage and yet, intimidating, but I could see how these principles would have been helpful in earlier years of my marriage. I was pleased where we succeeded and I have a plan for areas where there is still struggle. I feel my life would have been a lot less complicated by following the plan laid out in The Meaning of Marriage.