Our church is hosting a marriage enrichment conference on Saturday, 25th February, with Jim and Lesley Ramsay leading.
Lesley and Jim have been married for 41 years ... 40 of which have been spent working alongside one another in pastoral ministry! They have 4 adult children, and 9 gorgeous grandchildren. They now live in Terrigal where Lesley enjoys reading novels and making quilts, Jim enjoys sudoku and the quest for the perfect lemon meringue pie, and they both enjoy the beach.
They have asked us to read Christopher Ash's book Married For God to prepare for the day's teaching.
I got my copy today from Pilgrim Books, which is now located in the All Saints Cathedral Church Hall in Bathurst.
I am one of the odd people who like reading the acknowledgments in books [and also stay to the very end at the movies].
Christopher Ash's thankyous didn't disappoint, and i like the way he ended them:
Above all I want to thank my dear wife Carolyn for showing me so much of the joy and purpose of marriage in practice as well as in theory.
Thankyou for your patience with an imperfect husband who pontificates about marriage while he ought to be getting on and living it.
Looking forward to the rest of the book and sharing the marriage enrichment day with my wife, Joan.