Married People: How Your Church Can Build Marriages that Last
Married People How Your Church Can Build Marriages that Last Author:Ted Lowe, Doug Fields Is marriage really the church's business? There's no doubt marriage is messy and comes with plenty of baggage. But is a couple's marriage really anyone's business but their own? Of course. Marriage doesn't affect just a husband and wife. It affects their kids, their community, even the health of the church your church. When marriages are strong,... more » attendance, tithing, volunteerism, even the quality of worship tends to go up. When marriages are weak, the opposite usually happens. In Married People: How Your Church Can Build Marriages that Last, Ted Lowe and Doug Fields show how the church is uniquely positioned, despite being overcommitted in time and resources, to be in the business of building marriages. For every ministry leader pastor, age group minister, family minister, even the dedicated volunteer this book offers a vision and a step-by-step strategy for empowering marriages and strengthening the church in the process. __________ Years ago, my wife and I had the great benefit of learning about how wonderful a marriage can be from Ted Lowe and the amazing events he produced. That he's partnered with Doug Fields and created a book to help other marriages is absolutely awesome!
Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Start and Stuff Christians Like If you think marriage ministry is outdated, boring, preachy or feminine, then please read Married People. Ted Lowe and Doug Fields do a masterful job of crafting a relevant, fun and engaging marriage ministry strategy for the local church. I know of no other book like it. My hope is that churches will implement their approach and everyone will be FOR marriage.
Ted Cunningham, founding pastor, Woodland Hills Family Church, Branson, Missouri, and author of Fun Loving You and Trophy Child Every church is filled with couples struggling in their marriage. We want to help couples have an amazing marriage, but most of our time, resources, and energy are given as a reaction to marital crisis. What I love about Married People is the holistic vision it provides every church and pastor to gain influence with married people and create irresistible environments for them to grow in their love for God and each other. We can't change a human heart, but we can provide the space and opportunities for God to transform married couples. This is a must-have resource for all churches.
Justin Davis, pastor, Cross Point Church, Nashville, Tennessee, and co-author of Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good Enough As culture shifts and marriages continue to struggle, the church at large is desperate to find its voice in engaging, equipping and empowering today's marriages. Married People: How Your Church Can Build Marriages that Last gives words to start conversations and reignite passion within the church to be a voice for this generation and generations to come.
Trisha Davis, co-author of Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn t Good Enough and co-founder, RefineUs Ministries« less