Saturday, October 24, 2009

Your Intercultural Marriage by Marla Alupoaicei

This book is an eye opener, and a question and info guide to most everything concerning intercultural marriages. Marla Alupoaicei writes from personal experience as her husband is from Romania. She met him while on a mission trip there. Marla discusses many topics I never thought about, from foods to beliefs about grief and death. She even writes about the different cultures of "time." That one got me.


Marla also lists other books to read, websites, and scriptures in each chapter and a new one for me, movies to watch and discuss. How cool is that? The questions she asks will prompt much discussion. This book is a good reference for counseling, couples and as a resource. It helped me to see intercultural marriages in a new light and the work involved to keep it strong.



Marla Alupoaicei
Author and speaker Marla Alupoaicei serves as the Director for Leap of Faith Ministries, an intercultural marriage support ministry in Frisco, Texas. Marla has authored or co-authored Bible study guides, including Taking the Intercultural Leap, Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca, and In the Flow: Spiritual Insights for Living a More Creative Life, as well as numerous nonfiction articles and poems. Currently she works as a staff writer for East-West Ministries, a grace-based church planting organization in Addison, Texas.Marla and her husband, Catalin have been married for 7 years and currently reside in Texas.



I reviewed and received this book with the Blog Tour Spot. I recommend this one. To check other reviews click here. You can find this book on Amazon.

11 comments:

Diane said...

Sounds interesting and informative. Thanks! :O)

Karen said...

Hi Diane. Hey thanks for hopping aboard! It was a good read. She talked about things I had never even thought of thinking. :0 Hope you have a great Sunday.

Kathryn Magendie said...

It does sound interesting - as it is, even cultures within the states can affect marriages - so imagine different countries!...

Marla Alupoaicei said...

Hi, Karen! Thanks so much for your excellent review of my book. I really appreciate you taking the time to read it and post a review for your readers. You are a blessing!

Marla Alupoaicei

Karen said...

Kathryn, you are so right. Even the questions are good for couples of the same "culture."

Marla, I really did like your book, and so much research involved, too. Thanks for stopping by. God bless your ministry and writing.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sounds like a fascinating study.

Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

Hmmm...very interesting! Thanks!

Melinda said...

Sounds like an interesting book ... and very needed. Thanks for the info about the Blog Tour Spot. I'm going to check that out.

Karen said...

Angie and Bina, yes it was interesting. I want to see some of the movies she suggested, too.

Melinda, oh yeah, check that out, it's lots of fun, if you have the time.

Julie Gillies said...

This book sounds SO interesting, Karen. (I won't even mention how DELICIOUS I find the cover...) I've always had an interest in people and culture, so I think I'd enjoy reading tihs.

Thanks for a great book review! :)

Karen said...

Yep, yep, I think you would like it. :)