Margaret Phillips has written a beautifully crafted, simple read, entitled The Marriage Ark: Securing Your Marriage in a Sea of Uncertainty. In a tidal wave of difficult marriages, and the struggles that couples face, this book is a source of encouragement.
Throughout the pages of this thoughtful book, Margaret weaves the reader through a myriad of detailed and impactful illustrations surrounding Noah’s ark. She takes aspects of this timeless story and applies them to a couples marriage and circumstances they are facing.
Margaret addresses topics in marriage that are important building blocks. Her discussions on vows, communication, intimacy, and the differences between males and females all bring the reader to a better understanding of the importance of having Christ as a cornerstone in marriage.
Each chapter contains applicable Conversation Starters to further engage couples in their walk together. These guided discussions around topics that may be difficult, offer couples actionable steps they can take to improve their marriage.
As a wife of nearly seventeen years, I appreciated the reminders in this book. Margaret’s background as a counselor comes through in her specific examples and her wise words. Her ability to link Noah’s plight on the ark with the frustrations surrounding marriage was a wonderful application.
This book is a welcome addition to any library that is looking for a resource and tool to improve communication in marriage. A great gift for the new bride, or a beautiful book to pass on, The Marriage Ark will give readers a stronger faith and improved understanding of the gift of marriage.