Pillars of Joy in Marriage
Looking at Marriage in Heaven’s Eyes
About the Book
Dr. Nxumalo has since operationalized her passion by penning a how-to-do manual: “Pillars of Joy in Marriage” to revitalize marital relationships in the physical, emotional and spiritual domains. Her book contributes to an army of authors who endeavor to win the silent “battle of the mind” against the marriage institution by:
Sharing her story how God’s GPS has guided her own marriage journey through the years.
Dispelling the illusion of euphoric happiness in marriage.
Assuring readers of an attainable joy in marriage despite turbulences the enemy throws at us.
Urging couples to look forward to the coming of the “Bride-groom”- Jesus Christ, the true Prince Charming, who will take His Bride - the Church, to the never-ending honeymoon in a death-free world made new and where pre-sin condition is restored.
There is a lot to like in Dr. Nxumalo’s manuscript. There are 1) her wholesome and practical approach to marital success 2) her very incisive overview of the significant differences between happiness and joy 3) her insistence on the reader’s attention to the “how-tos” of success 4) her use of both Scriptural and personal illustrations 5) language richly flavored with the royalty elements of her native South Africa and 6) a writing style that reflects her cheerful and progressive personality. It’s a good read impressively done!
—Calvin B. Rock, Ph.D.
Dr. Nxumalo writes about marriage as ministry, drawing from a wellspring of poignant, riveting, but everyday examples cumulating a 50-year marriage. The book’s voice, humorous and humbling, is that of a girlfriend, a mature Christian, a cosmopolitan world citizen well-schooled in the vicissitudes of this life but with a focus on life eternal. Dr. Nxumalo gives advice that is memorable and assessments that are measurable--a must read for marital success.
—Attorney James C. & Dr. Valerie B. Lee
I have been in ministry for over 30 years and read a lot of material on marital relationships, but Dr. Nxumalo’s approach really held my interest and came from a totally new perspective of investing in your marriage capital was new and refreshing. Well done!
—Pastor Sam & Rowena Davis
Thank you for the opportunity to edit Pillars of Joy in Marriage, a guide that promises to help readers examine themselves and their marriages to determine what behavioral and spiritual adjustments to make to create a fulfilling, God-centered relationship. With a great deal of advice, numerous personal testimonies, and plentiful relevant Bible verses, your how-to instruction is grounded in spiritual principles and has authority.
—Editor for WestBow Press
About the Author
Nozipho N. Nxumalo, is a retired consultant of the Ohio Department of Education and a graduate of Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She holds a doctoral degree in Educational Administration, Policy & Leadership and a cognate area in quantitative research methodology; M.Sc., in Counseling Psychology, Alabama A & M University; B.A., (double-major) Psychology & Social Work, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL; and a post-graduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Life (CMFL) from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. She is a 50-year veteran in the marriage journey and has invested her experience enriching others, through symposia in family dynamics, marriage retreats, key note speaker at weddings, and mentoring young couples.