About the book:
The Blessings of Unity offers insight and ideas for creating godly unity in our marriages centered around two key concepts:
1) Abiding in the Vine and walking in the Spirit, and
2) Learning and applying the concept of unity.
Unity is achieved when a man and woman strive for agreement with God by processing His will on every decision and in every issue. Through Biblically-centered discussions of discord, division, unity, discipleship and prayer, and through exploring Biblical examples of unity, Richard Case offers husbands and wives practical and spiritual advice for working together in unity in the Spirit, so they can more perfectly present themselves to God for His divine approval.
Author Richard T. Case has taken a different approach in his new book, The Blessings of Unity. According to Case, many of the organizations/resources meant to strengthen marriages today fail to properly equip couples with the tools they need to find collective happiness. Without those tools, the husband and wife continue to live their lives in a relationship, which leads them away from a Spirit-filled union with their spouse.
In The Blessing of Unity, Case writes about the necessary steps couples must follow to be successful in creating a godly unity in marriage. Before he presents the tools, Case instructs couples to “evaluate their marriage’ scoring it one to five in different areas. Having a starting point and understanding “you will be able to see where the Lord would transform your hearts and begin to reveal His new truth” This is the first step in building godly unity in your relationship.
Case describes several causes of discord and division couples may experience in their marriage – adultery, dissensions, uncleanliness, envy and self-ambitions – are some. They can lead to selfish behavior and create a breakdown in the marriage.
He goes on to provide a definition of unity and its blessings using Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. Basically, when a couple supports each other (working toward a common goal), they are unifying and working together as God planned for couples to do in a marriage.
Case shares his experience, in The Blessings of Unity, from doing more than 14 years of marriage retreats. The book is not a long read and manages to provide useful tools for couples seeking to strengthen their marriage and creating godly unity.
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