Many couples marry believing their marriage will be a bed of roses; that love for each other is all that counts. But we have to remember that roses grow on bushes full of thorns. And often when a rose is picked, we get pricked. And what happens when we are pricked? Hurt and pain follows. Marriage can be one of roses and violets.
A well-balanced marriage is one that can adjust to the understanding that both exist. No one can have everything just like they want it. Every married person must do the best they can in making room for flexibility in their marriage. The marriage institution was designed of Heaven to be a blessing to man; but, in general sense it has been abused in such a manner as to make it a dreadful curse.
Most of men and women have acted in entering the marriage relation, as though the only question for them to settle was, whether they loved each other. But they should realize that a responsibility rests upon them in the marriage relation farther than this. God does not promise us ease, honor or wealth in His service.
This book looks at the various personality types and how to understand each other in a marriage relationship.
David Farmer received his Ph.D. in Christian counseling form Christian Bible College and Seminary in Independence, Missouri. He is currently working toward a doctor of ministry. In 1997 he was ordained into the ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is also author of Power Witnessing: How to Reach Different Personalities for Christ (Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1999).
He and his wife, Kathy, have three children, Tonya, David Jr., and Charles Newkirk. They also have two dogs, Alpine and Tabby.