God’s Design for Marriage: Marriage Edition
Married Edition: Intended for already married couples to read and discuss together. For couples who are preparing for marriage, please use the Pre-Marital edition.
Your Marriage Can Be AMAZING!
Many couples are resigned to the following equation:
marriage = dull + boring + lifeless
But is that really what God designed marriage to be? Absolutely not! When He talks about marriage, He describes it as joyful and exciting:
As a young man rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. (Isa. 62:5)
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. (Song 1:2)
Remember, Jesus is married, too. Is He dragging His bride on a journey of dull, boring, and lifeless blah? Maybe you’re thinking, “We don’t know how to make our marriage great.” You can learn! This book will lead you through it.
Douglas Goodin has been learning and practicing the contents of this book with his wife Krista since 1992. He loves being married, teaching about marriage, and preparing men and women who are about to marry. This book is the culmination of many hours spent studying, praying, and counseling. You will not find here a sermon on paper. It teaches, but it also gets the prospective bride and groom talking to each other about the crucial matters of marriage.
Doug enjoys living with his amazing wife in Colorado Springs, CO. When he is not chasing her around, he spends his time chasing his three kids and being the senior pastor of Front Range Alliance Church. He is also the founder and president of Cross to Crown Ministries and the New Covenant School of Theology. He is the author of Exalted: Putting Jesus in His Place. He blogs at www.crosstocrown.org.