What Kind of Advice Would Married Couples in the Bible Give to Couples today? The Bible provides a rich history about couples who experienced every imaginable hardship and obstacle. Now, their experiences come to life in How to Build a Lasting Marriage Marriage a practical book for couples who want to build an enduring marriage based on Biblical truths.
How To Ensure That Your Christian Marriage Is Built Upon God’s Word
Within this book, I used the analogy of marriage as a dance, with God as the Master Choreographer. God is the original creator and inventor of marriage so He is the one who knows and teaches His children the intricate steps of the magnificent marriage dance. Each chapter of the book covers a particular aspect of married life, explaining what the Bible has to say about that aspect and how it can be applied within Christian marriages today.
The topics start off with the basic step of having a relationship with God. This is the strong foundation on which everything else is built. From there it goes on to incorporating prayer and Bible reading into your marriage. When you make a regular habit of reading God’s word and joining hands together in prayer, you will find that your spiritual intimacy will grow. We then discuss finding the rhythm of effective communication and learning to resolve conflicts. The all important topic of how to handle finances is also tackled, along with a section on intimacy and romance. Being that a marriage between two people who love God and love each other is the ideal setting in which to raise a healthy family, the topic of children could not be overlooked. Household duties and chores, and the challenges of balancing marriage and a career are also topics within this book. And lastly, we cover the joy of blessing others as every Christian is blessed in order to be a blessing to others.
At the end of each chapter there are a few questions for reflection which will help you to process and digest the points that have been discussed. Throughout the book, numerous Bible verses are quoted or referred to and you are encouraged to have your Bible at hand to look up the relevant passages and discover God’s truth for themselves.
Every married couple wants to be happy. As they exchange their vows on their wedding day, their minds and hearts are filled with thoughts, dreams and expectations of a happily-ever-after future. This is good and right, but what few anticipate is that it will require a large amount of perseverance and determination on the part of each spouse. A happy marriage is not going to happen automatically or easily. Right priorities need to be carefully set and meticulously maintained. And both spouses will need to be fully committed. After all, it takes two to tango, and in the context of a Christian marriage, it is a dance for three, as Jesus stretches out His arms, inviting each spouse to take His hand and learn the joyful, ordered steps of the magnificent marriage dance.
About Alexis G. Roldan
Alexis G. Roldan believes people in general are hurting today more than ever. Depression is at an all-time high, stress and anxiety are through the roof, and it seems as though more and more people are taking medications just to cope with their everyday lives. Alexis sincerely cares about others and wants to help. He frequently attends seminars given by experts in the field of human psychology, and has invested in many books and courses over the years. He has become an expert in knowing what makes people think the way they do.
As a Christian, Alexis believes that we can all benefit from strengthening our relationship with our creator. His belief is that God created every one of us in His own image, and has a purpose for all of our lives. Because of this, Alexis values and respects everyone. He sets an example by never judging anyone, no matter what their beliefs or personal preferences may be. This has allowed him to help others without prejudice.
For years, Alexis has been the go-to guy for family and friends whenever they’ve experienced any challenges in their lives. That, plus a strong desire to help others, inspired him to write books for people seeking advice. If you are facing any issues in your personal or spiritual life, or with any relationships, Alexis is a guy you can turn to. He has helped so many others resolve their problems and overcome challenges in their lives, and he can help you too.
You CAN build a strong and lasting marriage! Even if you have pre-marriage counseling with your pastor, this book is an excellent and richly rewarding experience for both of you to share! –The Publisher
To build a strong, lasting marriage Christian couples need a solid, scripturally based foundation. Called Together is an excellent resource that includes both pre- and post-marital counseling for couples considering a lifetime commitment.
Working through key topics ranging from finances to parenting, Called Together encourages honesty and open communication, tackling tough issues faced by all couples in the first year of marriage.
Whether you are considering marriage or remarriage or you counsel those who are, Called Together supplies down-to-earth advice and biblical wisdom on how to:
- Be certain that God has called you together.
- Interact constructively in verbal and nonverbal ways.
- Prepare a realistic budget.
- Relate sexually to your partner.
- Plan a God-honouring ceremony.
- Have a sensational honeymoon.
The delicate subject of remarriage is also addressed, as well as intercultural and interracial marriages. You will receive help and hope for virtually every marital conflict or situation.
Start building your everlasting marriage today!
About the authors
Steve and Mary Prokopchak have been married for 37 years. They have a heart for those desiring marriage, for those who are engaged and for those who have said “I do.” Their long-term dream is to see a significant decrease in the divorce statistics throughout the nations. They teach and train in Biblical marriage principles all over the world and love to share from their mistakes. It is their belief that as individuals are healed, marriages are healed.
From a woman who strayed to the other side of the marital fence -and returned to find forgiveness and restoration – comes this practical book about predicting and preventing an extra-martial affair. Based on the principle that the grass is aways greener when its watered, this book focuses on howto grow a beautiful marriage in your own backyard by establishing six protective “hedges” around it.
From the Back Cover
“Hello, my name is Nancy, and I am a cheater. I’ve never cheated on a tax return or a final exam, but I did cheat on my husband. That’s why I’m an expert on infidelity-because I have lived it.” -from the Introduction
Aided by the secrecy of the Internet and cell phones, extra-marital affairs are on the rise-and Christian couples aren’t exempt. While cheating on one’s spouse may still be socially unacceptable, it is more prevalent now than ever before.
From a woman who strayed to the other side of the marital fence-and returned to find forgiveness and restoration-comes this practical book about predicting and preventing an extra-marital affair. Based on the principle that the grass is always greener where it’s watered, this book focuses on how to grow a beautiful marriage in your own backyard by establishing six protective “hedges” around it.
“[Nancy] has a delightful way of teaching without preaching. A must read for every Christian couple!” -Allison Gappa Bottke, Author, speaker, and founder of The God Allows U-Turns Project
Nancy C. Anderson and her husband, Ron, recently celebrated their twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. Together they conduct couples’ retreats and marriage seminars to help others to predict, prevent, or pardon infidelity. Nancy is a contributing author to several books and the co-author of a variety of dramatic sketches.
I know it’s not an ‘e-book’ per se, but still delivered electronically: This month, ChristianAudio is offering the You and Me Forever audiobook by Francis and Lisa Chan completely free. Just head over to ChristianAudio’s website, create an account if you don’t have one (it’s free) and then confirm to add this audiobook to your library. Then, download their free audiobook app and listen. The app is very well designed and includes all the audiobooks in the library.
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Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives.
Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a healthy marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.