I remember it like it was yesterday. The hush of the room. The quiet whispers of awe and delight that danced around the chapel as my beautiful bride made her entrance into the room and up to me. The smiles and tears. The joy and the happiness. The excitement. The beauty. The symbolism of a love that conquers all. The hopes and dreams found in two becoming one.
I wish I could say every moment after matched that moment. Truthfully, it hasn’t. Life has thrown curveballs into the my relationship with my wife. I’ve been selfish. She’s been selfish. We’ve yelled. We’ve miscommunicated. We’ve disagreed. We don’t do laundry the same way. Some days I think Kristin wants to bring about death for me before my appointed time, yet we hold true to our vows of “from this day forward… until death do us part”.
I’ve been a reader of Craig’s for a long time and I was excited to hop into this book on marriage. I was excited to see him writing with his wife Amy. I think any book on marriage coming from a singular perspective is a little void. There’s a balance and unity when marriage books are written by married couples. It brings a relevance to the text.
In From This Day Forward, Craig and Amy give us 5 “decisions” that we can make as married couples to help strengthen our relationships for the better. Seek God, Fight Fair, Have Fun, Stay Pure, and Never Give Up. It’s within these 5 decisions that we learn to focus not on ourselves but on God and on the core of our relationships.
From This Day Forward is practical and applicable. It provides a great medium for a husband and wife to sit down together and strengthen the core of their marriage.
Publisher’s Book Description
New York Times bestselling author and pastor Craig Groeschel is joined by his wife Amy for this groundbreaking book on marriage. Hard-hitting and humorous, refreshingly transparent—this resource will make good marriages stronger and save the ones that are hanging on by a thread.
You know the stats, and they are horrifying. 50% of marriages don’t make it. With those kinds of odds, is it even possible to have a great marriage? Craig Groeschel believes so, but not if you treat it like everyone else does.
In this groundbreaking new book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor Craig Groeschel and his wife Amy show engaged and married couples how to conquer the odds in a culture where “I do” doesn’t necessarily mean forever and find the joy, passion, and strength of a marriage built by God. Craig and Amy present the 5 commitments all spouses need to make in order to absolutely fail-proof their marriage. Starting right now—from this day forward.
- Seek God
- Fight fair
- Have fun
- Stay pure
- Never give up
If readers earnestly choose to do all five of these things, they’ll discover a richer, deeper, more authentic relationship and a more rewarding and passionate love life than they could have ever imagined.
About the Authors
New York Times bestselling author, Craig Groeschel, is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App. He is the author of several books including Soul Detox, Weird, The Christian Atheist and It. Craig, his wife, Amy Groeschel, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.