From questions of cohabitation to dealing with a “face-off” with your spouse, this fast-moving chat covers a host of issues that can puzzle and sometimes challenge individuals and couples who are either thinking about getting married or who have already tied the knot. Bob responds to questions like these: What if you want children but your spouse isn’t interested? How can in-laws avoid playing favorites? If all your friends are married, and you’re still single, how can you relate to them without feeling strange?
Using “True North” as a metaphor for the kind of guidance that we can get from prayer, Bob talks about the role of humility in marriage, how it helps us deal with differences in approach and in religious belief. He cites examples from his own experience of being separated from his wife while he was teaching in Japan, and affirms that there’s no better foundation for a marriage than a deep commitment to spiritual growth.