Bonnie and Dr. Jay were not looking for love when they met on a blind date set up by mutual friends. Both were survivors of divorce and both had not only taken time to heal, but were very comfortable with being single at this point in their lives.
Prior to their first meeting, each had made healing from previous marriages a priority. However, they had taken two very different paths rebuilding their lives. Faith was central for both. Bonnie became involved in a mission out of Ireland called Direction for Our Times. Dr. Jay had gone through the Co-Dependency Anonymous 12-Step Programs.
From their individual methods, both learned the importance of honesty and trust. Clarity was achieved in what they wanted/needed in a partner if it was in God’s plan for them. Established boundaries were in place. Neither was willing to compromise their values.
It is these summations of their individual journeys to healing the authors want to share, praying others will have a marriage beyond their wildest dreams. A marriage with purpose and passion, harmony and happiness, NO MATTER WHAT!
Why do some marriages/relationships thrive while others seem to just survive?
How do couples overcome difficult times, deepening the bond between them, falling more in love with each other?
Is it possible to completely trust another human being, especially after a difficult break up or divorce?
Is God the center of your relationship? Or is He only an afterthought?
Our spouses/partners should know us inside and out… the good, the bad and the ugly. So why do we hold back on fully revealing our true selves? Without truth, there is no trust. Without a foundation of trust, there is no glue to hold the couple together.
In Letting Purpose & Passion Drive Your Marriage, Bonnie and Dr. Jay Crandall share their personal experience in a journey toward creating a marriage filled with purpose and passion . . . a journey beginning with two people who worked on healing within before embarking on a new relationship.
Learn How To…
Develop a strong foundation of honesty and trust whether you are dating, newlyweds, or married for years.
In These Pages You Will Uncover…
Different paths of healing Bonnie and Dr. Jay took to arrive at the same place and fall in love.
God is central in a successful marriage. It DOES take three!
Communicating openly and honestly without judgment or going on the defense will create a deeper bond between the two of you.
Developing spiritual muscles together makes challenging times easier.
A checklist of wants/needs shared with your spouse (or written for yourself when dating) will open up the channels of communication right from the start.
Setting clear boundaries with family, friends and acquaintances takes your relationship levels higher.
Forgiveness requires taking your ego out of the situation.
Keeping love alive is easier than you think.
Invest in your marriage and the returns will grow geometrically, exceeding your wildest dreams!