Reader TestimonialsBy Jason Coleman
They staunchly agreed that divorce is not an option….
“Jason and Debby Coleman, authors of “Discovering Your Amazing Marriage,” say their first few years together were the worst. Infidelity, sickness and financial issues threatened their union. But that was almost 24 years ago. Since then, they have developed an amazing marriage. What is the secret to their success? Most importantly, they put God first. Secondly, they know that love is a choice: An amazing marriage versus a mediocre one requires sacrifice and work. Regardless of the problems, they staunchly agreed that divorce is not an option. They also reflected on the spark that initially brought them together and demonstrated thankfulness for each other every day. Discovering Your Amazing Marriage will inspire you to cultivate key elements to ensure a long-lasting marriage.
I was impressed by Discovering Your Amazing Marriage because of the depth and breadth of each chapter. Their comprehensive discussions and examples will aid readers in their everyday lives. I was also struck by their willingness to share so much of their personal lives. Jason and debby Coleman have four children and they are active in the local church where they focus on children and adolescents. They have been leaders in the Awana ministry for almost 20 years and have participated in missionary tripos to Rio de Janeiro. The Colemans celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2009. They have also written Discovering Your Amazing Marriage Small Group Study Guide. Discovering Your Amazing Marriage is highly recommended for single people considering marriage and for married couples.
~ Danita Dyess for Readers’ Favorite
Provides the Necessary Tools….
“A healthy home must have a healthy marriage. You cannot separate the two. Sadly, too many marriages are struggling to survive. Discovering Your Amazing Marriage can help. Jason and Debby Coleman provide the necessary tools to transition a marriage from surviving to thriving. They understand – they’ve been there! Invest in your marriage by going through their book and the workbook. You will not regret it!”
~ Pastor Barry Bandara, author of Dream House: Blue Prints to a Healthy and Happy Home
It doesn’t have to be that way…
“I just read the first chapter of Amazing Marriage by Debby and Jason Coleman and it brought tears to my eyes. Marriage is MUCH more than people realize which is why the divorce rate is so high and/or people just “accept” their unfulfilling/boring marriage as is and sigh and say well this is just the way things are. It doesn’t have to be that way!”
My heart is pounding…
“I listened to a radio interview…My eyes are watering and my heart is pounding! It’s been a long time since I’ve been that blessed with the richness of a couple’s honesty in their journey of becoming one!” I can’t think of how you could have blessed our Lord more than this special, special ‘telling’ of your marriage of trust and humility and teachability and transparency.Sweet Jesus, bless this precious couple and everyone who reads their story of love for you and for one another!
~ Diane S.
Their marriage was pushed to the limits…
“Jason and Debby have been through a lot. Their marriage was pushed to the limits with regular disagreements, health challenges, and infidelity. And yet somehow this couple travelled past the challenges and continued on their marriage journey – and now they are stronger, happier, and more committed than ever…They explore key issues that can be emotionally difficult for couples, such as communication, respect, love, sex, and devotion…”
Readers identify with the couple…
“Overall, this is a simple read written in common language that the audience will appreciate. The personal voice will help many readers identify with the couple…”
Your life is shaped by the choices you freely make…
Being a writer as well (and brother of the author), I started reading this book with a critical eye, paying attention to writing style and the overall structure and pace of the book. By the third chapter, I was reading to learn. The book is well written, and grounded in the personal, sometimes painful, experiences shared by the authors. The overall theme – that our lives are shaped by the choices we freely make – is punctuated with solid Biblical teachings from a Christian perspective. The perfect review for one of my books would be that “the book kept me up well into the night.” That same review would work also for this book, but you’ll be up well into the night loving your spouse.
~ Jim W Coleman, author
I was ready to file for divorce…
I found my own story in reading Amazing Marriage with just the right amount of scripture. I had been married 13 years, I had the spouse who didn’t think anything was wrong when I said I needed help, myself being a very emotional needy person…I would tell you I was no longer “in love” with my husband and I was ready to file for divorce. Silly to think it was only my husband that needed to change.
After reading this book of encouragement, honesty, and hope…how amazed was I to learn that to be “in love” is a choice, a choice I almost allowed resentment and forgiveness take away from me. I have read many books on marriage and most I never finished for one reason or another, Discovering Your Amazing Marriage is not only inspirational from the stand point that you aren’t alone but also a tool I will use to be sure my marriage never becomes mediocre again and that at any given time my husband could always answer going forward that he is the most important person to me. Thanks you two!!!
~ Stacy S.
Excellent book on marriage…
When the authors contacted me and asked if I would like to review their book, it sounded as if it would be quite interesting. Beings my church has been having a series that is dealing with this exact same topic, the more I got to reading it seems as if my pastor has read this book. It is amazing how as Christians one could write a book on marriage and another preach on the same subject and have the same ideals.
In this day of disposable dishes, diapers, and fast food it seems that too many people seem to think it’s alright to have a disposable marriage. He don’t like what she does or her friends, She thinks now that they are married she can change him into what she thinks he should be. When one is single they are 1 and 1, He has his friends and hobbies, she has hers. When they are married 1 + 1 = 1. (Gen 2:24 And the two became one flesh.) Think back when you first met your future wife or husband. The woman dressed up, the man put on the smelly aftershave and you all had some wonderful dates. Now that one is married what is there to say you still can’t date your wife. Seems once the ring is on the finger and the words I Do are spoken things change in a heartbeat. That should not be.
This is an excellent book for everyone to read, whether one is newly married, been married a few years or if you are one of the few that has been in the same marriage for 50+ years. From making plans together to include both husband and wife, to working outside the home, to learn how to communicate with each other and how to protect each other from infidelity. How about intimacy. Yes God created sex to be good between a husband and a wife. I like the way the author wrote the first part of this chapter. I have to say he hit the nail on the head. There is so much to this book that one just needs to get it and read it. Read it together as husband and wife. If this is your first marriage or your second take it to heart and save and protect the marriage you have .
I read the book in one afternoon, but it is a book that I will dig back into. Though the book is based on Christian principles and solid biblical teachings if you feel that this would deter you from the book, skip over those parts but do not pass the book up. You can still benefit from the book.
~ Lynn, amazon.com
Biblical perspective on marriage…
Do you have an amazing marriage? If you don’t, would you like to have one? After twenty years together, Jason and Debby Coleman have discovered how to keep their marriage going strong, and they want to share their ideas with us. Discovering Your Amazing Marriage is written from a Christian perspective with a Biblical view of every topic. These include communication, forgiveness, resolving conflict, protecting against infidelity, and agreeing in advance that no matter what, you’ll stay married.
Jason and Debby share some of their struggles and how they learned how to handle them while making their marriage even better. And they share how God views marriage, and what He expects from us once we take our vows.
The advice the Colemans share is sound, and for the most part, healthy for a marriage. But in the area of infidelity, I felt some of their advice was fear-based, as a result of their own infidelity issues, and a strong marriage didn’t need such safeguards.
Even if you’re not a Christian, the Colemans believe you can benefit from this book. Just skip over the Biblical perspective sections if they don’t pertain to you. But don’t just read it – put these ideas into practice, and you can’t help but have an amazing marriage, too.
Reviewer: Alice Berger, amazon.com
A must read for couples searching for an amazing marriage…
“Discovering Your Amazing Marriage” curls your toes with excitement in anticipation of having a blissful marriage. It then tosses you back into the tug and pull of reality, exposing you to a double dose of real life marital issues. The authors don’t leave you there alone just to sink or swim. They give concrete how-to’s gleaned from their own lives, that any readers would be grateful for.
Jason and Debby Coleman give all of themselves and then some in being as candid as can be. Can there be more? That kind of truth telling will resonate with readers and create avenues for rapprochement among couples who are waging marital battles for years with no end in sight.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that “Discovering Your Amazing Marriage” could potentially become the recommended book of choice by sundry marriage counselors.
This dynamic duo come packing with a whole lot of nuggets. It’s like Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura combined, with a dash of Joel Osteen for good measure. Reading this book will not only allow you to discover your amazing marriage. You are also discovering yourself!
~ Cyber Journalist, amazon.com
The power of communication…
Discovering Your Amazing Marriage is an amazing book. It is a must read for anyone who is married or plans to marry. My favorite chapter is the one about communication. Communication is a key factor in keeping your marriage amaing. What many people may not realize is that communication comes in many forms. Words, voice, touch, eye contact, and what can be to me most important, body language. Without good communication any relationship can suffer devistating consequences.
Jason and Debby are very honest and forthcoming with true experiences that they have been through. This makes the book real. They have been where many of us have been and have lived through some of the most major challenges that marriages face and have survived. This book is very encouraging and as I read it, I thought of many things that I could do to help make my marriage amazing. I have tried to use some of their advice and feel like it has made a differene in my life.
One of the last things they said in the book is that the most important decision you need to make is the decision that you need to do something. If you would like to have an amazing marriage make that decision now and order the book. You won’t regret it!
~ J. Halcomb, amazon.com
A great beginning for couples to consider…
As a single man who hopes to one day transition into a family man, I think a book like DISCOVERIG YOUR AMAZING MARRIAGE is a must read for anyone that is either considering marriage or have already made the commitment to another. What I loved the most about the book was the way that it was designed to encourage and not judge or even tell you what your relationship should be like. What it does do, however, is outline the steps that have helped others through trials and given examples of what can be hurdles that couples have to deal with.
For the authors, Jason and Debby Coleman, it would seem that a great deal of their success has come from their stance as Christians. Biblical references can be found throughout the book, but that should not deter anyone who doesn’t see themselves as a person of faith from reading it.
The most important lesson I took away is one that the scriptures teach us all: the importance of loving one another and being true to who we are and the people we care about. If we do that, DISCOVERING YOUR AMAZING MARRIAGE shows that no matter what comes our way, we will be able to endure and be victorious.
~ C. A. Webb, “Conversations Book Club”
Love is a choice…
The Amazing Marriage sets itself aside from most marriage help books by reminding everyone up front that love is a choice. Like all major choices, it should not be entered into without much care and thought, and it will take much care and thought to keep the marriage working. The authors come from a place of struggling to help others learn the lessons they have learned without the heartbreak from stumbling through the errors they have made. Like all good self-help books, the authors have emphasized that it is the choices we make that determines our outcomes. It is refreshing to see a blend of scripture-based advise, real-life anecdotes, and reality therapy blended into one useful source.
~ Rory Miller, amazon.com
Solid biblical advice…
This book is an easy read. The book flows smoothly. It is packed with a broad spectrum of marriage issues that couples need to think about and work on. Solid Biblical advice combined with practical couple advice. A worthy read.
~ Greg Moore, Marriage Counselor
Every soon-to-be-married couple should receive this book as a gift…
So, I think to myself, another Christian book, better yet another Christian Self Help book. Then I get really mean spirited and say well maybe it will be really bad (like tell me how to be a good little Christian, as long as I do not expect the authors to follow). Then I think, no, I must be fair no matter how idiotic it may be. Then I open the book and I read the first page, then the first chapter, the first half then I find the last page. What is this? Where was the self righteousness, the do as I say not as I do? I can tell you…. Not in this book! The authors do well to teach us how to respect and love one another as the bible asks. The authors do well to interpret the teachings of the bible as a whole and not broken down into small passages. I believe that every soon-to-be married couple should receive this book as a wedding gift. It will save a long road and a mistake they may regret. Love is fleeting, should it not get all the help it can.
~ Albert Robbins III, amazon.com
They acknowledge marriage is a sacred vow…
Jason and Debby have been through a lot. Their marriage was pushed to the limits with regular disagreements, health challenges, and infidelity. And yet this couple somehow traveled past the challenges and continued on their marriage journey-and they are now stronger, happier, and more committed than ever.
How did they do it? Is it possible? In Discovering Your Amazing Marriage Jason and Debby sincerely and honestly take a look at themselves in order to share the insights they’ve learned over time. They explore key issues that can be emotionally difficult for couples, such as communication, respect, love, sex, and devotion. They acknowledge marriage is a sacred vow and they encourage couples to look toward spiritual influences for comfort and help during difficult times.
Many books out there on marriage use studies or well-known psychiatrist names to promote the advice within. But, here, the insight comes direct from a couple that has and continues to face the challenges and great rewards of marriage. The end result is this book, a firsthand account of Jason and Debby’s journey into learning, exploring, living, and experiencing the true joy that marriage affords. With this book they hope to share those life experiences with others so as to help couples around the world obtain a more fruitful and loving partnership.
~ Sara T. (pre-release review)
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