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Staying Power (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          It is a very interesting thing to me just how long my wife and I have been married. For a total of eleven years together, as a married couple we've been through some amazing things together. It takes a lot for couples to even begin to stay the course, as it may be, any more. In this day and age, what with Coronavirus (COVID-19, a SARS-like disease) spreading and killing some, things are even more tough and difficult. What will help in a time like this?

          For starters, couples who claim that Jesus Christ is their center ought to be able to prove it with His Holy Spirit. As Paul says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires" (Galatians 5:22-24, New American Standard). 

          In regards to the Kents and Lamberts who have written this wonderful book, I find it a fresh breath in helping married couples remain so: married and able to traverse rough waters. The Kent's alone prove that things can hit at a wrong moment in time, as in the case with their son who was facing murder charges. Sometimes things happen and we either deal with them in the light and grace of God's mercy, or we falter and lose hope. 

          My take on this book is that it is a great tool for married couples to both read together as well as on their own. That way both people can have their views on what will work, and areas that need to be worked out. It is my hope and prayer that with this review of Revell's latest book, which I received complimentary, is both fair and accurate. 

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