SKU: 802970 Covenant Hearts: Why Marriage Matters and How to Make It Last
Other books may offer marital counseling tips, but no other book delves as deeply into the big picture of why marriage is so central to both personal growth and the health of society.
Another Bruce C. Hafen, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter,day Saints, explains that we are witnessing the biggest cultural shift of attitudes about family life in five centuries. This remarkable collapse of marriage is inflicting toxic damage on children, parents, and society. And "when a confused culture confuses us about what marriage means," writes Elder Hafen, "we may give up on ourselves and each other much too soon. " Yet an eternal perspective "can help us transcend the modern chaos, until our marriage becomes the most satisfying and sanctifying ,, and the most demanding ,, experience of our lives. " We may begin by marrying mostly for comfort, but uncomfortable opposition always follows. Covenant Hearts teaches ways to learn from working through our natural problems rather than fleeing from them. Then our marriage will bring us joy ,, a much higher form of comfort. At that level, marriage mysteriously empowers personal growth and fulness, now and forever.