Making Your Marriage a Fortress: Strengthening Your Marriage to Withstand Life’s Storms

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A mighty fortress is our God; such comforting words relevant for every generation. Understanding us best, he instituted the sacrament of marriage as a representation of his love for his people/the church. By Making Your Marriage a Fortress, couples are essentially representing God and his unwavering love toward his undeserving people. We’re humans, not divine, so we can be expected to mess up and misrepresent marriage and what God created it to be. Gary Thomas, an author of nineteen books that focus on human experiences but connect them to their intended purposes within God, has interviewed couples who have struggled with issues not uncommon to neighbors, friends, or yourself. Each problem is from the couple’s perspective, then examined throughout its entirety to show how our thoughts of what’s “correct” are usually far from what’s right, and the saying proves true – “when you make plans, God laughs” and then realize how better they are with him.

I appreciate the Bible scripture throughout the book and how Thomas shows its relevancy in any situation, joyous or traumatic. Going through traumatic experiences is understatedly not fun, but it is clear that if a couple can set aside themselves and focus on God, they can overcome much more.

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Author Gary Thomas
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Zondervan
Publish Date 04-Oct-2022
ISBN 9780310347453 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category Religion