In my last post (Marriage Isn’t for You (Or your spouse)), I shared some resources for marriage which Amy and I have found helpful. But there were two I left out which would be of great benefit to you if you are 1) a couple seeking to rebuild a marriage after infidelity or 2) you are a pastor or counselor seeking resources to help you help others.
The first is a book by Jeff Colon, President of Pure Life Ministries, called From Ashes to Beauty. Jeff knows first-hand the wreckage sexual sin will bring to a home and he and his wife have been powerful examples of what a life surrendered to God looks like. God used Jeff’s sermons and presence at Pure Life while I was there to help turn me around and his wife, Rose, was Amy’s counselor-by-phone. The book, From Ashes to Beauty, offers sound spiritual truth and practical advice essential for rebuilding and revitalizing a marriage, particularly if it is one affected by sexual sin. I can’t recommend this book enough!
The second is for husbands. It’s called The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo. What I liked about this book is how it challenged me on every page to take responsibility for my marriage and give me practical, biblical tools with which to do so. Every chapter contains an exercise of some sort geared towards making you think through and act upon your role as a Christian husband.
Check out these resources. You’ll be glad you did.