The From This Day Forward Experience is an exciting and fun weekend event for couples to fine tune, refocus or even reboot their relationship. For couples who are already married it will give you insights and tools to fail proof your marriage. For engaged couples, or those thinking about marriage in the near future, you will get the pre-marriage care and info you need to launch into the fail proof marriage you've dreamed about.
The choices you make each and every day determine not only your relationship with God but also the quality of your marriage. The decisions you make today will determine the marriage you will have tomorrow. In From This Day Forward, you will discover five commitments that will absolutely fail-proof your marriage:
We used From This Day Forward and had Donna Mount as our officiant, and she was absolutely amazing! The ceremony was the one thing I never had to worry about – I knew everything was under control and that Donna would handle any issues that came up so I could relax. The
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD is a story of trust and expectations. As one married couple deals with baggage from the past, another newly engaged couple deals with the future may hold!
I was a big fan of Cokie's last book, We Are Our Mother's Daughters, because I admired and enjoyed how she wove her experiences in with more historical examples of how women have lived and loved over the last century. I eagerly anticipated her and her husband's new book, From This Day Forward. I actually enjoyed this more than her first book - she and Steve give us the transcripts of many conversations they had over the months as they labored on this book and those talks are a delightful window into their marriage. The chapters alternate between their conversations about chunks of their lives together from when they first met and progressed from a college relationship to getting married to their times abroad and their struggles with careers, religion, and children. Unlike many authors, they do not gloss over the hard times but seem to give the reader an accurate picture of their marital, domestic, and career triumphs and struggles and the lessons they learned. The personal chapters alternate with historical examinations of marriages including famous ones like John and Abigail Adams to little-studied ones like commonlaw marriages among slaves in the last century. The chapter on the Adams marriage was a particular favorite since I am an American history buff who had no idea what a large role Abigail played in her husband's success nor had I any clue the kinds of turmoil that early American women suffered through since most books focus on the politics and military side of the revolutionary period. The interwoven narratives are crisp and relative to the Roberts' account of their marriage and they provide pleasant diversions from the chronological memoir of Steve and Cokie's marriage. A unique and enjoyable way of combining social history with personal memoir!