As I read through Matt’s book, Marriage From Roots to Fruits, I felt hopeful. I thought of all the couples I have met along the way who looked at their relationship, present and future, with a sense of futility and hopelessness. The author gives details of God’s design for a healthy relationship, with very practical tools, filled with real life examples to encourage them along the path of healing and living victoriously.
The author uses his many years of experience as a gifted Christian licensed professional clinical counselor. To share ways of how to make a relationship work, the author explains God’s definition of marriage and how deeply God knows, understands, and cares for the struggle that can come with marriage. The author shows how God offers a path of healing, when we are able to find greater intimacy in Him.
The application of each chapter makes it easier for couples to understand God’s love for them, offering a path of healing and how to find that greater intimacy with each other and with Him along the way.
I have not read a book (manual) like it before. I believe it will help couples who are at the point of hopelessness and emotional pain to truly heal. I also feel it is very applicable for married couples who feel good about the relationship they have but want to have a stronger and deeper relationship with God and with themselves. Matt designed the book to be a tool for pastors and counselors, to use as a guide for premarital counseling, and to help hurting marriages. I feel that this book is a must-read for all caregivers.
I am genuinely excited about this book because I work with so many people with broken relationships. I will be using this book with my clients. It represents unique counseling insights with strong biblical applications, and the author does a wonderful job in expressing those ideas in a way that is understandable and applicable for those who are in need.
Will W Alejandro, M.Div. MA
Joshua Recovery Ministries Inc.