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Marriage is SPECIAL!
Marriage is God’s invention,
a Divine Reality which humans get to enjoy

To help you see God’s Vision for Marriage we have prepared 'MARRIAGE HORIZONS - Creating Marriages That Work'.
To help you navigate through difficulties in your marriage we have 'MENDING MARRIAGES - Putting Lives and Relationships Back Together'.
Both of these books (currently available only as e-books) are packed with easy-to-read wisdom and insight. They are practical, clear and exciting in their spiritual significance.

Marriage Horizons ebook.'MARRIAGE HORIZONS - Creating Marriages That Work'

This Christian Marriage Book does for Marriage what 'Family Horizons' does for Family.
Clearly written and yet impressive in its scope, ‘Marriage Horizons’ makes marriage SO clear that anyone can understand. You will be empowered by these pages, not only to succeed in your own marriage, but with wisdom that will help many others. 

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As with his 'Family Horizons' book, Chris again uses ‘horizons’ as a metaphor for our vision. Starting with the Natural Horizons, the book investigates such things as the “Romanticised Ideal” and key issues of a “good” marriage, as it can be enjoyed by those who do not know God’s best. Chris even goes so far as to show how a “Natural Horizon” marriage can be improved on, even though he wants his readers to move on to the Divine Horizons.

The bulk of the text is devoted to a comprehensive investigation of the Divine Horizons, digging into a host of Biblical truths that expand our view of marriage and how it works.
The material is divided into six sections, called “views” of the Divine Horizon.

View #1. Starting with God's view of marriage Chris Field presents more than a dozen key concepts that come from a Godly perspective of marriage. These include: a good marriage is not dependent on marrying the “right” person; and human sexuality is special.

View #2 looks at God’s Operational Instructions for Marriage, revealing the design and function of husband and wife. The issues of love and submission, which are so clichéd in Christian thinking today, are given thorough inspection, with some significant discoveries.

View #3
investigates Structure and the Divine Model for Christian Marriage. Marriage is not what we make of it, but is meant to follow the structural pattern and the model upon which it is built. These issues prove to be very significant in making a marriage work well.

View #4 integrates five Bible Truths, to see how they confirm each other with regard to marriage. Since some Bible teachings about marriage have been muddied with compromise and suggested alternative interpretations it is enlightening - and amazing - to bring the Bible teaching together into harmony. Chris calls these five truths the “Five Wedding Trumpets”. You will enjoy this investigation of Bible teachings.

View #5 delves into the sins against the marriage, by both husband and wife. While the issue of adultery is looked at specifically, under the heading “The Folly of Adultery”, there are several other key sins against the marriage that tend to go overlooked. This section is both sobering and helpful.

View #6 brings focus to the issues of how well people are prepared for marriage, including some insightful considerations in assessing a person’s
readiness for the challenges of marriage. The Cheese Test provides a springboard for considering what would be relevant tests of the heart of a husband and wife, even before their marriage. And speaking of the “heart”, that subject is also investigated in this section, since ‘the heart is the heart of the matter’.

After giving such comprehensive investigation of the Divine Horizons, Chris concludes with promotion of the Faith Horizons. He keenly promotes the idea of couples pressing in for God’s best, through faith. He applies the process of “apprehending” to marriage, to prompt husbands and wives to claim God’s best for their marriage.

Chris chose to give ‘MARRIAGE HORIZONS - Creating Marriages that Work’ a positive theme, leaving out the “how to fix the problems” material for a separate book, ‘MENDING MARRIAGES’‘MARRIAGE HORIZONS’, then, is the perfect starting place for understanding marriage as God designed it. Even those seeking help to fix their marriage will be wonderfully well served by the insights this wonderful book brings together.
‘MARRIAGE HORIZONS’ is a masterpiece of compelling Biblical truth, simply and clearly presented and evenly handled. It is recommended reading for all, whether in a marriage, intending to enter marriage, or likely to assist others who are married.
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'MENDING MARRIAGES - Putting Lives and Relationships Back Together'
This insightful, no-nonsense text is for those dealing with damaged reMending Marriages ebooklationships, either their own or those of people they help.
In clear and helpful language Chris reveals the key ingredients needed to successfully restore a marriage and the individuals damaged by marriage failure.
This book is for those who want to get straight answers and clear advice.
'MENDING MARRIAGES' complements Chris’s other book on marriage, 'MARRIAGE HORIZONS', yet it also stands alone, for those who do not read both books.             
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This insightful, no-nonsense text is for those dealing with damaged relationships, either their own or those of people they help.
In clear and helpful language Chris reveals the key ingredients needed to successfully restore a marriage and the individuals damaged by marriage failure.
This book is for those who want to get straight answers and clear advice.
'MENDING MARRIAGES' complements Chris’s other book on marriage, 'MARRIAGE HORIZONS', yet it also stands alone, for those who do not read both books.

Section One.
Chris starts by providing an Overview of Godly Marriage. In the first section, a definition of marriage is provided:

Marriage is a unique, irrevocable, legal bond created by God between a man and a woman who commit themselves to each other for life-long union. 
This union confers on them exclusive sexual privileges and offers them loving relationship, mutual co-operation and personal investment in each other. 
Marriage is a divinely ordained structure and process in which the man and the woman fulfil their unique, divinely created responsibilities which they are to follow in the fear of God, with God's gracious endowment and for God's glory, thus conferring on them God's personal blessings through each other as they create an effective and meaningful social unit with unique, multi-generational significance.



Marriage involves relationship issues and structural issues. Confusion about the relevance of these issues contributes to some marriage difficulties. After investigating responsibility and support, Chris presents the Basic Skills for the Marriage Marathon.
Section Two.
In the second section of 'MENDING MARRIAGES' Chris looks at Failure in Marriage, pointing out five key areas where people mess things up. They are: 
          Rejecting Your Part In The Marriage Structure
          Building The Wrong Thing
          Building On Yourself
          Refusing To Show Grace
          Devaluing Marriage.
Section Three
Chris points to several issues under the heading, 'Where Things Go Wrong'. Many people who have difficulties in their marriage will relate to one or more of these. The list includes:
          Mindset
          Personal baggage
          Family pain
          Soul ties.
Section Four.
To further help people identify what they are struggling with in a difficult marriage, Chris next discusses a range of Seductive Ideas. Such thoughts as: ‘I Married the Wrong Person’, ‘Even God Could Not Fix My Marriage’, and ‘My Situation is Unique’, lead people into deeper problems, even though the ideas seem appealing when we are under pressure.
Section Four is a very helpful part of the book as it explores what to do about problems in a marriage. Chris has identified four keys that he has seen people apply effectively around the world. This section not only explains these things but provides application resources as well, including a comprehensive prayer through the Steps to Release.
Final Section.
To provide the icing on the cake, the final section, called ‘The Winning Way’, presents a range of guidelines which can be applied by husbands and wives to strengthen their marriage. Humility, prayer and growth are included, with directives for fitting in with the relational and structural issues discussed at the beginning of the book.
The wisdom distilled throughout this book will give ample resource to couples and individuals who wish to resolve problems in their marriage. For those wanting even more, the book 'MARRIAGE HORIZONS - Creating Marriages That Work' adds additional insights not included in 'MENDING MARRIAGES'.
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