Drawing on his years of experience as a pastor, couples counselor and minister of the arts, Dr. Stevens has written an insightful book firmly grounded in counseling methodology, and biblical foundation presenting practical information for couples still growing and maturing. The vignettes are gripping, full of wisdom and biblical teaching for couples and singles seeking to understand what people need to have for a lasting and growing marital relationship. This book is enlightening and timely as a valuable resource for lay people, pastors, ministers and Christian counselors, who help couples work out their responsibilities and reconciliation. Through Stevens’ very encouraging book, we are reminded of Ephesians 4:29, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” .
Jean Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Human Services
Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Dr. David Stevens’ writings on marital challenges and successes have testified to a divine calling which he answers with great sensitivity and responsible spirituality. One hallmark of his works is the absence of unnecessary complexity matched with the presence of assured accessibility. Dave has grown beyond his previous achievements to give us “Marriage: Catching a Second Wind” which is well launched on biblical creation principles developed with inspired imagination and pastoral caring. You won’t want to miss his treatment of inter alia, “Say It” as well as his penetrating hands on “China Cup” illustration in “You Must Move On.” The reader should find this work a touching experience as well as a welcomed blessing.
Reginald G. Smith D. Min.
West Broward C.O.G. Plantation, FL
Once again as in his other books, Dr. David Stevens has done all of us, but especially those of us who are married, a great service by writing this much needed book, "Marriage: Catching a Second Wind"
Like a skilled navigator and an experienced guide, Dr. Stevens shows us how to make the second half of marriage the best half.
With these guidelines, any marriage can indeed, "catch a second wind" and soar to the next level.
Bishop Timothy j. Clarke
First C.O.G. Columbus, OH
"Congratulations to Pastor Stevens who has so thoughtfully packed this book with sound practical, clinical and Biblical concepts for building healthy marriages. I have enjoyed reading it and will add this book as a resource in my practice counseling marital couples."
Rev. Carol Smith, MSW, ACSW, LCSW "Timely advice for those of us who want to go the distance in marriage" Pastor Paul E. Sheppard Speaker, Enduring Truth radio broadcast