Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Marriage After God- Review

Let me just start by saying it has been a privilege to be a part of the book launch for the newly released, TODAY, book, Marriage After God, Chasing Boldly After God's Purpose for Your Life Together by Aaron and Jennifer Smith!  As Bloggers at their sites UnveiledWife.com and HusbandRevolution.com, Aaron and Jennifer have been spreading encouragement through the Word of God and their own lives to thousands of people for years.  As authors of books like 31 Prayers for My Future Husband and Husband After God, they are already well known in the world of husbands and wives and how to better those relationships.

This new book is different though.  It is not a marriage-help book.  It is a God- help book!  And a great one at that!

Marriage After God tackles looking at marriages through God's eyes and seeing the purpose He created for them.  It is about building your marriage in such a way that it can be used to glorify God and do HIS work!

"Your marriage is God's, and He desires for it to be done His way and for His purposes." 

Yes, that has to start within the walls of your house, but it certainly should never stop there.  Aaron and Jennifer explore how to build your marriage, see where your strengths lay, and then learn to dream together and chase God together!

In 16 chapters broken into 5 parts they discuss-
  • What is a Marriage After God? The Definition
  • Building a Strong Foundation: The Preparation
  • What's in Your Tool Belt: The Equipment
  • Dreaming Together: The Application
  • Your Marriage for God's Purposes: The Impact 

Each chapter is followed by questions for reflection for you and your spouse to discuss.  In addition, throughout the reading they will often ask you to stop and think about a few questions as they challenge you with information.  One of my favorite parts of the book though are the dreaming together converstaion starters at the end of the book!  They are a perfect way for you and your spouse to begin to explore what the Lord may have for you and your marriage on mission for him.  Make a copy of them and head out on a date night, or a few, to discuss and pray over them. 

As always, the foundation of the Smith's book, Marriage After God is God's Word!  Scripture is quoted throughout and is the backbone to all of their thoughts and ideas.

How refreshing to read a book that isn't just a name it, claim it self help marriage book, but instead one that reminds us of the gift of marriage and the responsibility that comes with that gift!  How challenging it is to know that God can and will use our marriages to bring honor and glory to Him if we will just allow Him to!  Howchallenging it is to look closely at our own marriages to determine how God is going to use US!

Will you allow Him to use you to glorify Him?

I challenge you to grab a copy of  Marriage After God, Chasing Boldly After God's Purpose for Your Life Together and get started!


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