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Book Release: Building a Solid Foundation for Intimacy
Interview by Taashi Rowe
Q: What inspired you to write a book about marriage?
A: I became interested in the topic because as a pastor I have been doing a lot of counseling for years. It’s also the part of my ministry that I enjoy the most—sitting down with people who are struggling in their marriages and helping them. I believe the deterioration of our society as a whole is leading to a lot more broken families and our churches are not exempt.
Q: When you talk about intimacy in the book, what do you mean?
A: I talk about all types of intimacy in the book. Companionship is the first and primary form of God-given intimacy. There is also sexual, intellectual, emotional and experiential intimacy. Sometimes we neglect one or more forms of intimacy but all of these are really necessary for a successful marriage.
Q: Why do you think so many marriages fail?
A: I believe that a lack of intimacy is one of the core causes. But any one of the following—a lack of communication, explosive anger, lack of boundaries, finances and an inability to properly deal with in laws and step families—can deal a lethal blow to any marriage. That is why I share tips in the book on how to deal with each of these issues.
The book is available in hard copy or as an e-book at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and outskirtspress.com/Etienne.
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