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Best-seller Bulletproof Marriage participates in The Wedding Expo

In order to reach as wide an audience as possible with information on intelligent love and how to manage marriage successfully, Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce, has booked a large stand at The Wedding Expo which will be held at the Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014. Visitors will learn why relationships fail, be offered valuable insights on intelligent love and discover how to safeguard their relationships and protect their marriage.
The book, which has sold 1.8million copies world-wide and 20,000 copies in South Africa since its launch this year, will be available at a special show price. A DVD of the Love School's first event in South Africa will also be on sale. A range of leaflets to help safeguard, protect and bless marriages and relationships will be available, and trained counsellors will offer wisdom from their personal experience on living happily ever after.

Bulletproof Marriage has changed countless lives and rescued many marriages at a time when relationships are crumbling because people do not have a tool kit to manage the inevitable problems and challenges which occur when two different people from diverse backgrounds join together in marriage.

People don't get married out of hate. This truth is the opening sentence in the international best-selling book written by counsellors Renato and Cristiane Cardoso. Bulletproof Marriage addresses the true meaning of love suggesting that people feel they have fallen out of love, not because they married the wrong person, but because of what they are doing wrong. If problems accumulate in a relationship without being resolved, they result in a suffocated, crushed and helpless love. Good feelings end up giving way to anger, indifference and even hatred. The authors write: You can salvage your love, and even learn to love someone you have never loved. The first step is understanding that the only way to love a person is to get to know them on a deeper level. Love is not a feeling. It is knowing the other person, admiring everything you learn about them, and seeing their flaws in a positive light.

The authors explain that unfortunately, many couples never learned to love each other. A feeling, passion or some other influence brought them together, but they never learned how to study or explore each other, or discover what makes them happy. In ignorance they make mistakes in their relationship and the resulting problems cause people to withdraw even though they were in love when they married.

Bulletproof Marriage stresses that happy marriages take work and should be treasured as something precious, particularly these days when marriage seems "old fashioned", anti-marriage arguments are prolific and the divorce rate soars with inevitable negative consequences for families and society.

Comparing marriage with a successful business, the authors write: Having a happy marriage is an art - the art of problem-solving. Those with better problem-solving skills will be more successful in their marriages. In order to bulletproof your marriage, you have to begin by making the decision to become an expert problem-solver. Problems are normally bypassed, ignored or postponed rather than resolved in a relationship. The book suggests ten steps to problem-solving which include listening, asking questions, focusing on the facts, exploring ideas, proposing a solution and agreeing an action plan.

The book offers sections on understanding marriage: emotion vs reason; taking marriage apart and putting it back together and bulletproofing it. Each chapter suggests a relevant task to be completed which helps couples identify problems and find workable solutions. Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce includes a list of 27 tools which will help couples repair and maintain their marriage. This information helps couples assemble their own toolbox suggesting "it is useful to have these tools handy as you never know when they may be needed".

Bulletproof Marriage will be at stand D9 - D12. The expo is open to the public on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014 from 9am to 5pm.

For further information, please contact Nametso Mofokeng at the UCKG public relations department on .

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God's press office