The Mystery of Marriage: A Fellowship of Love by Hieromonk Gregorios, Elder of the Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mount Athos. Trim size: 10.5x17cm, 72pp. This book examines, on the basis of Holy Scripture and the writing of the Holy Fathers of the Church, the Orthodox understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage. In addition to explaining the sacrament itself, Hieromonk Gregorios spends considerable time on the spousal relationship, both prior to and after the marriage, with a view to helping couples understand how to establish a strong and lasting bond of love under the lordship of Jesus Christ.
I would love to see every young person read this book before marriage and it is also great for newly weds and also those who have been married for a long time. It helps us to understand (according to the spiritual laws in effect) why our marriage might not be so perfect (based upon our past sins). It gives great perspective and renews the desire to struggle in blessed marriage for the salvation of our souls and the benefit of our blessed families.