Your Intercultural Marriage is a timely guidebook to navigating your intercultural marriage journey. Using personal stories from her own marriage as well as other couple's intercultural marriages, she shares the blessings and challenges you may encounter. This book helps individuals and couples address vital issues like planning the wedding and honeymoon, deciding where to live, overcoming language and communication barriers, parenting, intimacy, food, dealing with in-laws, responding to illness and grief, and much more. Written from a Christian perspective, this book empowers intercultural couples to identify conflicts, work through them, and build stronger marriages on the firm foundation of Christ. Paperback. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.
Author and speakerMARLA ALUPOAICEI (Dallas Theological Seminary) serves as the Director for Leap of Faith Ministries, an intercultural marriage support ministry in Frisco, Texas. Marla has authored or co-authored over twenty books and Bible study guides, including Taking the Intercultural Leap, Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca, and In the Flow: Spiritual Insights for Living a More Creative Life, as well as numerous nonfiction articles and poems. Marla has fifteen-plus years of ministry, teaching, and speaking experience with a variety of organizations. Currently she works as a staff writer for East-West Ministries, a grace-based church planting organization in Addison, Texas. Marla and her husband, Catalin, whom she met while on a missions trip to Romania in 1998, have been married for 7 years and currently reside in Texas.
In an increasingly global and connected world, marriages between spouses of different countries and cultures are on the rise. Marla Alupoaicei, herself wed to a Romanian, helps couples sort through such issues as food, finances, family, and such hidden problems as different understandings of what it means to be on time. Marla combines real-life stories with expert perspectives and biblical insight for a helpful guide both for those just starting out on the intercultural adventure and those in the midst of it.
You'll get practical and biblical advice for handling the most common intercultural conflicts, including:
- Planning your wedding
- Understanding each other's values
- Different views of time
- Agreeing on food
- Managing finances
- Raising children
- Handling illness and grief
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