In his book “Strengthening Marital Intimacy” Ronald E. Hawkins states that couples can grow together by adhering to the teachings of the bible. The book places stress on the need for the couples to communicate, have firm commitment to each other and finally establish companionship. Other major concepts covered in the book are marital intimacy, wisdom, reality, God’s sovereignty, and sexuality. Dr. Hawkins maintains that true intimacy and commitment have the potential to turn a good marriage into an exceptional one. It is not sufficient to know the Word of God on an academic, rational level but in order to achieve success in a marriage it is essential to submit to the will of God and actually practice his teachings….