Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Redemptive Heart (Lifestyles & Culture )
REVIEWED BY: Ann Currie
MY RECOMMENDATION: No
AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK:Redemptive Heart
WEB ADDRESS: http://markwgaither.wordpress.com/
BLOG DESCRIPTION: Practical resources written from a biblical worldview for those struggling in troubled marriages and those who want to help them.
MY REVIEW: This is a blog geared toward both those in troubled marriages and also ministries who want to help that group. As described, the blog is strongly Christian based.
Many posts are about books and seminars, many written or sponsored by the writer. The writer discusses issues that he sees bringing stress into marital relationships such as sex addiction, porn, wayward spouses, etc. His posts are short and full of biblical references.
I found most of his posts to not be long enough or frequent enough to offer either solace or help. If I were in a bad marriage, after reading the blog, I think I would feel more guilty (even if the problems were not my fault.) But there are always books offered that will show you the way to forgiveness and salvation. Or, if things are dire, a seminar to make you see the light.
Overall, the blog is weak. The posts are few and far between, maybe once or twice a month. It is much more a vehicle for products than a source for the soul.
--The problem of divorce
--Redemptive divorce seminar success
--Swindoll’s New Testament Insights
--A little porn is ok?
--A kinder gentler porn?
Ann Currie publishes My Life a Bit South of Normal: www.abitsouthofnormal.com/
and also, Silver Pieces: The Strange and Peculiarstrangeandpeculiarsilver.blogspot.com/