Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How Marriages Survive Infidelity: Author Jesse Birkey Offers The Key In 'Marriage: What's The Point'

Sandra Bullock, Ashlee Simpson, Tiger Woods, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, LeAnn Rimes - the list goes on and on. What do all these people have in common? The end of a relationship due to infidelity. We are all aware of these celebrity breakups. And nearly everyone has watched it happen to family and friends. As a society, this causes us to believe that infidelity always leads to the end of a relationship. Author Jesse Birkey disagrees and offers real answers in his new book, 'Marriage: What's The Point?'

Every year thousands of marriages end up broken and destroyed due to infidelity. As a group we are accustomed to infidelity causing the end of a relationship. But infidelity, as heartbreaking as it is, can be the catalyst that leads to a new, more fulfilling relationship. Jesse Birkey, author of 'Marriage - What's The Point?' doesn't just believe this is possible - he has lived through it and he, along with his wife Kara, have proved it.

"Nearly every day we read about another Scarlett Johansson or Christina Aguilera it seems," stated Mr. Birkey, "because celebrity divorce makes news. There are thousands of instances of divorce that don't make headlines however. This book was written for those of us who, while perhaps not famous or well-known, suffer through the same type of situation."

'Marriage What's The Point?' is the story of a powerful transformation of relationships, initiated by an instance of infidelity. Jesse Birkey married his school sweetheart, made a career as a firefighter/paramedic and had two beautiful children. His life was enviable and he found security in what he had until God allowed his most treasured relationship, his marriage, to be tested. It was this event that caused him to realize he needed a relationship with God. God restored his marriage, but even more importantly started him on a journey of understanding, true love and intimacy. He hopes 'Marriage What's The Point' can serve as an outreach for the hurting and broken and can serve as a message of hope in a world seemingly filled with divorce, failed relationships, broken dreams and broken hearts.

"Marital tragedy," stated Mr. Birkey, "with total transparency isn't something that is talked about very much. There is an overwhelming amount of hurt and devastation out there in so many marriages. I believe that there is power in a testimony. But if the tragedy isn't talked about with transparency then there can't be a testimony. I wrote this book because of the power in my wife and I's testimony. We believe that this book can bring hope to those who have none and healing to the broken. This book was written while walking a path marked by tragedy, despair, hopelessness, desperation, transformation, reconciliation, and complete Holy Spirit saturation. This is a story of restoration."

Jesse and Kara Birkey are available for media interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at jbirkey@marriagewhatsthepoint.com. They have appeared on The Authors Show, 'Home Keepers' with Arthelene Rippy, Michelle Wargo on 'Miracle Monday' 'Second Half Christians' with Gregory and Margaret Fisher and 'My Story Matters' with Angela Schaefers. 'Marriage What's The Point' is available at Birkey's website, Amazon.com and Family Christian Bookstores. 'Marriage: What's The Point?' is distributed by New Day Christian. More information is available at www.MarriageWhatsThePoint.com.

Jesse Birkey