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One Marriage Under God: Building an Everlasting Loveby H. Norman Wright
Synopses & Reviews
God’s Dream for Marriage Can Be Reality!
Who still treasures God’s dream for marriage? The institution of marriage has been assaulted with a vengeance, bringing high divorce rates, widespread cohabitation, and a sharp decline in esteem for traditional marriage; but a ray of hope burns steady and bright. By returning to God’s original intent for marriage, we can overcome all of this world’s attacks against it. One Marriage Under God, by bestselling author and educator Dr. H. Norman Wright, unfolds in a fresh way what God’s dream for our marriages really involves, and how to recover it—for good. Couples find hope, healing, and new joy in their God-ordained union.
What’s It Like Being Married to Me?
Stepping into someone else’s shoes never fails to bring fresh insight. Ever tried on God’s?
Bestselling author and educator H. Norman Wright cuts through the cultural confusion and clarifies the institution of marriage as God originally created it—a beautiful, committed, eternal bond. A bond that leaves only one option for anyone who’s ever said I do: Make it work, no matter what.
Wright considers the temptations and struggles facing today’s couples and offers practical, proven guidance steeped in God’s Word. You and your spouse will discover how to answer the call to be one, meet the challenge to love, and rise to the occasion of sharing your story with others.
One Marriage Under God will help you see things from God’s perspective. It’s the best thing you will ever do for your marriage.
Become a Marriage Keeper
Popular culture attacks it and your own doubts can plague it, but God’s original intent for marriage will forever remain. You can honor Him by choosing to preserve, honor, and nurture your own marriage as well as the marriages around you. God is calling forth Marriage Keepers to make a difference in society today.
One Marriage Under God explores thought-provoking insights:
• Whether you married the “right” or “wrong” person is entirely up to you.
• God has a good plan for every marriage.
• Your marriage needs to be recreated daily.
• Culture’s alternatives to marriage are destructive; God’s plan is flawless.
Your marriage won’t wait. Begin to build up today what God first brought together.
Story Behind the Book
“I have a real connection with this book. I even processed ideas and chapters while I was bass fishing! While that was scary, my hope is that it will disturb readers in a positive way, providing the hope that marriage really can be richly fulfilling. This book is different from the rest because each reader will discover the benefits of marriage done God’s way, be challenged to recreate their marriage according to Scripture, be motivated to apply several marriage change princples, be provided with skills to become a Marriage Keeper, and to take posititve steps to reverse our culture’s trends toward divorce and living together.”
—H. Norman Wright
"If you're married, your top concern should not be pleasing yourself, or even pleasing your spouse: it should be pleasing God. So says Wright, a popular Christian counselor and prolific author. In an encouraging and straightforward addition to his oeuvre, he marries together, as it were, sociological observations about the benefits of marriage with biblically-flavored self-help instructions for making marriage work. Drawing on studies like Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher's The Case for Marriage, Wright criticizes the prevailing marital mores in contemporary America. People who cohabitate before marriage are more likely to divorce, he argues, and cohabitating couples are more likely to be depressed and anxious than married couples. Marriage, on the other hands, tends to lower people's risk for heart disease, cancer, strokes and car accidents, and married couples are generally more financially secure than single or divorced folks. Some of Wright's refrains-such as his explication of male headship-have been sung countless evangelical nuptial how-tos. But much of this book is fresh. To wit, Wright's insistence that Christians be intimately involved in other Christians' marriages, saying to friends whose marriage is on the rocks, 'Let's intervene and help you find a better way.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
By returning to God's original intent for marriage, couples can overcome all of this world's attacks against it. Readers will be challenged to take positive steps to reverse the cultural trends of divorce and living together.
One of America's best-known Christian counselors unfolds in a fresh way what God's dream for marriage really involves, and how to recover it permanently.
About the Author
H. Norman Wright is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist whose private practice spanned thirty-five years. He is currently a research professor of Christian education at the Talbot Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Wright is the author of more than seventy books, including Quiet Times for Couples, Before You Say “I Do,” and Communication: Key to Your Marriage. He has pioneered premarital counseling programs throughout the country, is a certified trauma specialist, and conducts multiple seminars. Dr. Wright and his wife, Joyce, have been married forty-five years.
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