The Monday of everyday life inevitably comes after a restful Sunday ] fifty-two times a year. Just as the idyllic moves into the mundane, so a couple quickly moves from the honeymoon to the work of a marital relationship. Small or large, every marriage has rough spots. Fifty-Two Mondays acknowledges that the everyday or married life can begin to divide what God has put together. In this age of irreconcilable differences and no-fault divorce, couples are trading marriage for separation at a staggering rate. Regrettably, Christian couples are no different. Fortunately, God is still the Author of hope. You can enjoy the kind of marriage God intended with your mate, even on the Mondays, because God has not left us in the dark. Instead, He provided the perfect guide to marital success in the Bible. Fifty-Two Mondays provides a fresh understanding of the biblical principles and practical application needed to fully enjoy life as one. Dr. Marianne de Deugd has been a full-time Christian counselor for over twenty years and currently serves as the director of Royal Palm Ministries Counseling and Training Center in Fort Myers, Florida. She has obtained a doctorate of ministry in counseling, as well as masters degrees in counseling and biblical counseling. Dr. de Deugd is certified by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, Peacemaker Ministries, and Prison Fellowship. Marianne is a frequent speaker, seminar leader, and author. She draws extensively from the experience gained during thirty-four years of marriage to her husband, Bill. Marianne and Bill have four children, and have successfully navigated over 1700 Mondays.