"GPS to a Joyful Marriage", is a book that contains the basic information Rick and Sandee use in their seminars. It gives couples the necessary tools to direct them through the difficult times and supplies essential maintenance to keep the love alive. "GPS to a Joyful Marriage" can be purchased at www.crosslinkpublishing.com/shop/gps-to-a-joyful-marriage/.
Sandee has also written a seven week bible study for couples, "GPS to a Joyful Marriage Bible Study for Couples", that compliments the book. To order, go to www.sandeelester.com or contact Sandee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Resurrection Power for Marriage; Daily Supplement for a Healthy Marriage",is Sandee's latest book in ebook form. This book will supply you with daily inspiration and encouragement for your marriage and for your relationship with God. Filled with personal experience and bold honesty, the book also includes biblical insights as tools for a healthy marriage.
Ephesians 5:25-30 says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church.” These are very powerful verses that strongly suggest the utmost devotion to one’s wife. Nothing (but God Himself) should be held in higher esteem than a wife. These verses compare a husband-wife relationship to that of Christ and the church. Jesus gave Himself up for the church, in death, that we could be blameless. Giving one’s life for another is the ultimate sacrifice, the ultimate love, as Jesus showed us. This expresses God’s amazing love for us, and Ephesia
Last week in my article on thankfulness, I touched on the struggles many of us face during the holidays. It can be a depressing time for a number of people who would prefer to sleep through these jolly times. I feel compelled to share, again, on another avenue to depression that is a major part of this holiday – what we eat. I know I have shared numerous times in the past about the power of sugar and how it causes depression in me. Last week I discovered another food that gives me the same reaction – so it’s not just sugar. I’ve known that any foods causing sensitivities or allergies can create inflammation in your body - the whole reason I started this food journey. What I didn’t know was that inflammation depletes your serotonin levels which causes depression. I’ve been aware that nuts upset my stomach, so I eat them in very small amounts. Last Sunday I bought some fresh-off-the-tree pecans that I couldn’t keep my hands off of. I ate way too many for two days in a r