What is the most important thing you can do to make a great marriage?
The Bible gives us a clue when it says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1). In other words, the more you allow God to be the Lord of your marriage, the more rewarding and earthquake-proof it will be.
Bible-based Marriage and Family Therapist Doug Britton writes that after successfully counseling couples, he often asks what one thing helped most. The most common answer couples give is learning practical ways to center their marriage in the Lord and how to pray together as a couple.
Couples add that when they center their marriage in the Lord, they are much better prepared to discuss their communication patterns, forgiveness, finances, intimacy, and other key areas of marriage.
In Making Christ the Cornerstone, you will discover —
- How your Christian walk affects your life together
- How to tune up your own walk with Christ
- How to set spiritual priorities in your marriage
- Key ways to pray together every day
- How to escape being uncomfortable when praying out loud
- Ways to make room for Jesus in your daily lives
- Suggestions for ways to connect with other Christian couples
- How your individual spiritual gifts can work together
If your spouse is unwilling to center your marriage in the Lord —
Don’t be discouraged, angry, or bitter. The insights in this Christian marriage book will help you become the best possible spouse you can be, and they will help you leave your husband or wife in God’s hands. God is faithful. As you grow in him, he will bless you in ways you cannot imagine.
Making Christ the Cornerstone is practical and easy to read
“Make it personal” questions are scattered throughout this book to help you put its biblical advice into practice. It is practical, comprehensive, and easy to use.
Memory verses invite action. Each chapter in Making Christ the Cornerstone begins with a memory verse, since memorizing God’s word changes our hearts and helps us follow his ways.
It is ideal for individuals, couples, and small groups
Making Christ the Cornerstone is perfect for a six-week study by individual couples or in small group settings.
Guidelines for small group leaders and discussion questions for each chapter can be found at the back of the book. (Read more about using this book in a small group or church marriage ministry.)
This book is part of the “Marriage by the Book” series
You can study Making Christ the Cornerstone on its own. In addition, you may be interested in the other books in the “Marriage by the Book” series. Although these books bulid on each other, each book stands as a complete book by itself.
The eight books are —
- Laying a Solid Foundation
- Making Christ the Cornerstone
- Encouraging Your Spouse
- Extending Grace to Your Mate
- Talking with Respect and Love
- Improving Your Teamwork
- Putting Money in its Place
- Celebrating Intimacy and Romance