“When are the two of you going to write a book together?”
My wife Melissa and I have been asked this question many times over the last few years. I’m excited to announce that we have finally written a book together! On Feb 1st, we release: 5 Things to Pray for Your Spouse: Prayers that Change and Strengthen Your Marriage.
Our new book is part of the “5 Things” series with the Good Book Company. Melissa herself already published an earlier installment in the series: 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids.
In 5 Things to Pray For Your Spouse, we have created a guide for daily prayers divided into 21 different scriptural categories. These categories include things like:
- Praying God will produce spiritual fruit in my spouse
- Praying my spouse will honor God in their labors
- Praying my spouse will share their faith with others
- Praying when we are suffering trials
Then, for each one of these categories, we provide a passage of Scripture and then suggest five different ways to pray through that passage for your spouse (thus the title of the book!).
I am excited about this new book for a number of reasons. For one, we all know it’s tough to pray. It doesn’t come naturally to any of us, and we can always use tools that can help us.
But, on top of this, we all need help strengthening our marriages. The health of the church is connected to the health of Christian marriages, and prayer is one of the best ways to strengthen those marriages.
We were blessed to have our friend Nancy Guthrie write the foreword, and are thankful for these other encouraging endorsements: [Read more…]