Blue Print for a Successful Marriage

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Author House, May 7, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 76 pages
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Marriage is a good institution in any society. The idea of two people coming together to form a union is brilliant. However, it is easy to get married but it is not easy to stay married. One obvious reason is the challenge of two different and unique individuals trying to live together under one roof and in one accord. This book is intended to be a blue print for a successful marriage. It is my heart desire to see married couples succeed. I have seen too many marriages failed in my life time. I have noticed several married couples struggle in their marriage even though both parties are good people. I have watched too many good people get hurt in their relationship and I have seen lives being messed up as a result of marriage failure. My natural instinct is to recognize the problem and fashion a solution to make our world a better place. That is why I am provoked to write this book.

 I am not a stranger to the marriage institution. I have been married for twenty four years and I have had my own share of marital challenges.  More so, I am a Pastor and a Lawyer. In that capacity, I have conducted many marriage ceremonies, I have been a marriage counselor to hundreds of married couples and I have represented many people on marriage matters in the court room. In short, I have seen it all. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Frankly, I am sick and tired of seeing too many people get hurt in their marriage and I really want to help. That is exactly what this book is all about. If you are looking for a practical, relevant and blunt book about marriage, this is it. 



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Dr. Joshua Joy Dara was born in Ipee, Kwara State of Nigeria, West Africa.  In 1980, he came to the United States to pursue higher education. In 1998, he became a United States citizen. He and his family now reside in Pineville, Louisiana, USA.

Dr. Dara earned an Associate of Arts degree from the Kwara State College of Technology and Basic Studies, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the California Baptist University, Riverside, California. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University School of Law, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned the Masters of Law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 Dr. Dara is licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Additionally, he is licensed to practice law before the United States Federal Circuit, United States 5th Circuit, United States 8th Circuit, United States Court of Claims, and the United States Court of International Trade.

In 1980, Dr. Dara was called into the ministry. He served under various Pastors and Ministry leaders all across Africa and the United States as Pianist, Organist, Music Director, Minister of Music, Associate Pastor and/or Armor Bearer. In 1990, Dr. Dara was ordained as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is now a Pastor, Teacher, Television Evangelist, Musician, Recording Artist, Attorney at Law, Notary Public, Business man and Community Leader. Today, he is the Pastor of the Zion Hill Church family in the city of Pineville, Louisiana, USA.  The church is one of the largest churches in Central Louisiana with more than 3000 members. Dr. Dara is a recipient of many honors, awards and recognitions both at home and abroad.

Dr. Dara is married to Elizabeth Joy Dara. They are blessed with five children.



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