What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after?
Since the very beginning, God's design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than "you and me against the world," God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of "you and me for the world."
Aaron and Jennifer Smith, popular marriage bloggers at HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com, transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ's redemptive love. Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. You will discover the signature marks of a marriage after God, find principles for building an unshakable marriage foundation, learn how to let God's story take the lead in your love story, and recognize the tools God has already equipped you with for a missional life together. Filled with helpful illustrations, this thorough and practical book will empower you and your spouse to dream, decide, and do as you step hand-in-hand into God's ultimate purpose for your marriage.
Your oneness is also meant for witness. God has purposed your remarkable, romantic, and redemptive relationship to be a powerful light to a dark and hurting world. This is your invitation to marriage as God intended - a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of God's love.
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About the Author
Jennifer Smith married Aaron, her best friend, in 2007. Their first few years of marriage were challenging in many ways. However, God helped reconcile their marriage relationship. Jennifer began sharing positive encouragement for marriage through Unveiled Wife.com in March 2011. She shares vulnerable stories from her marriage and things she is learning to inspire other wives along the way. With her husband's support and help, she has traditionally published The Unveiled Wife and self-published Wife After God, 31 Prayers For My Husband, 31 Prayers For My Future Husband, and more recently 31 Prayers For My Son and Daughter. Jennifer is grateful to be used by God in an extraordinary way to bring hope and the power of the Gospel to wives around the world.
Table of Contents
Part 1 What Is a Marriage After God? The Definition
1 God's Purpose for Marriage 25
2 The War on Your Effectiveness 35
3 Marks of a Marriage After God 51
Part 2 Building a Strong Foundation: The Preparation
4 Your Relationship with the Bible 73
5 Your First Ministry 83
6 Walking Autonomously Doesn't Work 101
7 A Good and Faithful Steward 115
Part 3 What's in Your Tool Belt? The Equipment
8 Our Tool Belt 139
9 Your Marriage Is Unique 147
10 What's in Your Tool Belt? 153
Part 4 Dreaming Together: The Application
11 Take Inventory 163
12 God's Will for Your Marriage 173
13 Dreaming Together 185
Part 5 Your Marriage for God's Purposes: The Impact
14 Ordinary People with Extraordinary Marriages 199
15 Stronger Together 215
16 Chasing After God Together 225
Dreaming Together Conversation Starters 234