Marriage today is not what it used to be. Many marriages end in divorce because of an inability to resolve basic marital problems. This is even more prevalent in the United States than in many other parts of the world. For that reason, learning how to save a marriage today is of paramount importance to millions of couples every year.
Marriage Today was launched in April of 1994 by Jimmy and Karen Evans. Manta lists its location as: Marriage TODAY, 4501 Merlot Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76004. In less than two months, the number of marriages that failed has nearly quadrupled. Jimmy and Karen have published a book to teach “how to save a marriage today” through their experience. The book is titled, “How to Save a Marriage Today: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Your Marriage”, and contains many helpful chapters such as, “What To Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To”, “asons & Answers”, and “days that destroy marriages”.
The Evans’ main focus in their book is how to restore broken marriages. They believe that one of the most vital keys to a successful marriage today is to use assets judiciously to create more assets for the marriage. This is not the old “my husband’s money and my money is our own” approach. The new mindset is more like “our money is our marriage’s wealth”. In other words, spouses must pool their assets and live together in harmony – or be prepared to divorce.
Many marriages end because one or both of the partners will get married, get a house, have children, and live together. If this marriage is still viable, the goal is to learn how to divorce mutually and live together in harmony once again. If, on the other hand, a marriage has failed, there is no hope for repair unless one of the partners has made complete amends. Unfortunately, many marriages end because one partner was more willing to forgive than the other.
The author of this book is a marriage and family therapist with thirty-two years of experience helping couples and individuals in their journey to repair their marriage and create a new normal life together. She teaches “couples how to negotiate from a place of strength”. Her main point is that one spouse must be willing to make concessions and compromises in order to create a healthy relationship where each spouse is satisfied in the relationship. This book provides practical advice that couples can implement immediately.
One thing that stands out about this book is the author’s discussion of the changing marriage demographics. Couples are marrying later, they are staying together longer, and the ratio of married couples has changed dramatically. Even if the couples have been together for many years, when it comes to marriage ratios, it is safe to say that the future is changing. This book provides important tips to help couples not only survive but also thrive in their current marriage relationships. Couples will learn how to create balance within their relationships in order to avoid future marriage problems.