I don’t know how many of you have read or heard about a book called “Marriage is beautiful” by Kalu Igwe Kalu. Turns out the author is a good friend of my husband. When Kalu first published this book last year he had given my husband a copy of it along with his previous book “Pursue your Passion”. I read both the books at that time, enjoyed it and then forgot about them! (*I know….I’m awful, right?) Anyways, to make a long story short, the book on marriage went on to become a huge success and the author traveled to the US multiple times organizing marriage seminars. Kalu came back to Nigeria and met up with hubs again. He had organized a Marriage is Beautiful Gala for couples in Nigeria and we were invited! The event was called The Game Changer In your marriage. It was a really well organized event with experienced guest speakers who shared with us their personal experiences and lessons learned in the school of marriage.
For me it was an opportunity to have some alone time with my husband. After 15 years of marriage and three kids, marriage had become kind of mundane. The romance was bogged down by responsibilities and financial constraints. We had forgotten how to laugh. Our 15th wedding anniversary will be on the 17th of this month of November. This Gala was like an early celebration of our anniversary. It really refreshed us as a couple and reminded me of the man I married. Once again I saw that shy but fun-loving, charismatic man I fell in love with all those years ago! And as a bonus we won a 3 nights, all expenses paid stay, at The Luxury City Hotel in Nigeria! Wonderful anniversary gift, I say! Right?!
What I especially like about the book and the Gala was that Biblical Principles of Love and Marriage were the cornerstones of it. The author has rightly understood that Marital Bliss can only be based on the foundation of Christ-like love. When you love Christ you see everything and everyone around with the eyes of Christ and a heart full of love. When this love filled eyes behold your spouse, all you see is what Christ sees in them. And true love is respectful and honorable. It is far easier for a woman to submit to a spouse she loves.
I was truly blessed both by the book and the gala. I am currently in the process of re-reading the book. And if I have anymore epiphanies I will be sure to share them with you. Till then…..may the love of God reign in your lives and marriages.
You can find Kalu Igwe on Facebook where you will find more stories about how this book as changed marriages.