With a resounding yes, I can excitedly say that you can be happily married for a lifetime—and yes, you can achieve peace and harmony in your relationship.
Marriage really does work!
During my many years of study, I came across our ancestors’ teachings concerning relationships. This book is a collection of my interpretations of these teachings. It’s like having a manual or blueprint that will show you how to navigate your marriage. What I truly love about these suggestions is that they are simple, gentle, and kind, but at the same time, they have the most profound, positive effect that you could ever imagine. This book will be immensely helpful for couples at every stage of their marital journey. It will help them improve their marriage and resolve challenges that are preventing their relationship from being harmonious. With marriage, as with anything else in life, we need to know how to proceed in order to succeed. I have applied these teachings in my own marriage, and I have seen for myself that they can renew and revitalize a relationship. I have interviewed many couples and observed that these suggestions worked successfully for the majority of them. Sadly, the divorce rate is astoundingly high, and only a small percentage of couples who remain married can say that they are truly happy. When it comes to consecutive marriages, the divorce rate appears to be even higher! What are we doing wrong? Different ideas, methods, and suggestions have been put forth by our modern-day “relationship gurus,” but not many of them seem to help people create a successful marriage.
Numerous books have been written about marriage, but how can we know which ones are helpful? This is that one good book that will save you from having to read so many others just to learn a few good points. Even more important, this is the book that will help your marriage reach its full potential. After all, who knows us better than the One who created us? The names of actual people in this book have been changed to protect their privacy. Readers are responsible for how these suggestions are applied in their own marriage. You may notice that in this book I repeat certain ideas. That’s simply because it is so very important that you understand and implement this information. I’ve tried to keep my writing clear and concise, without any superfluous words, so my suggestions can be clearly understood. I want with all my heart for your initial intentions regarding your marriage to be fulfilled. I am confident that after reading this book, you will be empowered with the knowledge to create a loving, peaceful, and harmonious marital journey.
You can live happily married for a lifetime.
With love and gratitude,
In the Beginning
There they stand, under a canopy of vibrant flowers—the dashingly handsome groom and his glowing bride with her long, white gown. They gaze into each other’s eyes, oblivious to everyone else in the room. Their guests are bathed in the aura of their overflowing love. Then, a beautiful, golden light that seems to descend from the heavens envelops them, surrounding them completely. Suddenly, a booming yet comforting voice emanates from the light, saying, “You are now united as one.”
What if you knew without a doubt, as does our romance-novel couple above, that when you get married, your soul bonds with that of your beloved? Our ancestors knew it. When they became newlyweds, they learned that marriage was a Sacred Vow, a bonding of the souls. Guided by their wise elders, they built strong family units that were fundamental to their survival and, consequently, a peaceful society. At some point in history, our ancestors stopped sharing this important knowledge with the generations that followed. Over time, these marital treasures were forgotten, and married couples no longer had the guidance they provided. Fortunately for us, this timeless wisdom is being revealed once again through esoteric teachings from sources such as kabbalah and Edgar Cayce (known as America’s Sleeping Prophet). This knowledge will help you find the obstacles preventing your relationship from reaching its full potential, and understand how to correct them. We all want to know how to handle our marital challenges efficiently so that our relationship will be strengthened and not damaged. In this chapter, you will learn why misunderstandings happen. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 will prepare you for chapter 5, “The Mighty Challenge,” which explains how to resolve and defuse any disagreements or discord that might arise. Chapters 6 and 7 will guide you in reigniting the passion in your relationship to make it last happily for a lifetime.