ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.
- July 29, 2018
-- ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI.— In light of all the news about domestic abuse, senseless murders related to abuse, author, Devine Matthews sensed an urgency to move forward with publishing a book. This book was passed onto her by her dearly beloved friend, Pastor Mary Crawford before she died.
Pastor Crawford had a community organization called "Beyond the Abuse." She was very passionate about helping and educating women about domestic violence. It is because of the tragic loss of those that were very dear to her, she set out to help as many women as possible throughout her lifetime.
"It truly breaks my heart and I am disheartened every time I see or hear news about young girls and women who have been physically abused or killed due to domestic abuse," Matthews said. "This book contains rich and valuable information that I believe will be life saving for many!" She continues, "This book is dedicated to Mary and all those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence."
Things You Don't Know About Dating & Marriage That Could Hurt You is a book that contains practical and spiritual insights, references on dating and powerful advice in the area of marriage success. Pertinent information is shared with regard to warning signs/ red flags to be aware of when considering a partner. A domestic abuse survivor shares her story, a 40-year-old virgin shares her testimony and Devine who has been married for 25 years shares her advice on how to have a successful marriage.
Devine is an author, freelance writer, director, producer, songwriter, television and radio host, screenwriter, playwright and evangelist. She moved to California in pursuit of her dream of going into the entertainment Industry. However, that dream was put on hold after she and her family became homeless. Through this ordeal, Devine and her husband founded 4 His Glory Ministry, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless families. Through her challenges, she embraced her determination, passion and dedicated her life to helping others which has led to featured articles in the Detroit Free Press, Woman's World Magazine, Christian Examiner, A Christian Place Magazine, Inland Valley News, and PRWeb. She was a contributing writer for the book about family life titled, "Happy Wife, Happy Life." Devine wrote, directed and produced a powerful and compelling short film titled, "Reach Your Dream,'' that was selected for premiere screening review at the Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. She also successfully produced two popular television shows, Youth Unlimited Show and Gospel TV that aired on Time Warner Cable Television for six years.https://vimeo.com/user87868258/review/282213278/4b110e58b9