Title: The Marriage Playbook
Author: Rev. George Lasley III and Stephanie Lasley
Pages: 116 pages (E-book)
Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing
The institution of marriage is like a successful basketball playbook.
We all tend to need spiritual and marital guidance. The institution of marriage is like a successful basketball play- book. Each year brings new challenges. There is a lot of planning involved. Marriages cannot base its future on past success or past failures. The Marriage Playbook offers spiritual and practical advice by using basketball as an analogy. Many people enjoy watching or playing basketball “for the love of the game”. We should have the “love of the game” spirit for our marriages.
The book seeks to encourage all spiritual couples to love as Christ loves. As marriage counselors, we enjoy seeing the art of love protected and achieved through the Holy Spirit.
Written by marriage counsellors themselves, The Marriage Playbook helps one navigate the ups and downs of a marriage. It provides boundaries for marriage, addresses complex issues and takes along the bible as guidance to proceed with the insights.
Children, further studies, future plans, relationship dynamics and alike are some important aspects around which we shape our expectations in a relationship and when not met with them by our partner it leads to apathy, passive aggressiveness and a broken heart. This book essentially helps you confront your and your partner’s expectation around these issues beforehand in a smooth manner so that you don’t arrive at the later situation. And even if you do the content is still comprehensive and powerful enough to drive you through this.
The end of each chapter is complemented with a worksheet to achieve this objective. Each couple is different and so are their roles and dynamics. But what this worksheet does essentially for each couple is smoothen the communication. About your roles, expectations and so on. It features questions like: “what are your marital roles?” “Will your team succeed the way it is currently constructed?” to help both the partners be on the same page. You get to communicate, introspect and come to a conclusion on your roles and how to go on about your relationship or marriage together.
Very insightful and helpful, this book not only enhances marriages any kind of romantic relationships.