Planning and purpose set a foundation for success.The Marriage Challenge: 52 Conversations for a Better Marriage (2nd Edition)
It’s true in relationships as well as in any other endeavor. The problem is that most relationships aren’t planned and have no purpose. The heady, intoxicating feeling of love is not sustainable and it’s not meant to be. The spontaneous thrill of a new relationship needs to transition to an intentional, purposeful plan.
This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating that plan, in the form of a marriage retreat. It walks you through the what and how of getting away and creating the foundation that will make your relationship strong, flexible, and purposeful.
Take charge of your relationship and find a purpose you never knew you had.
Relationships are hard work, but they’re worth it.
Too often we focus on how to not be a bad spouse, how to not hurt feelings, how to not get in trouble. But then our focus is entirely on what NOT to do.
What if we shifted our focus? What if we looked at what we ought to do, to have a healthy relationship? This book offers one conversation a week, for an entire year, to help you move toward a better relationship. You can’t change everything overnight, but, working a bit at a time, you can improve your relationship.
One hour a week for a conversation can change your relationship from “what not to do,” into “what you’ve always wanted.”
It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
People of Purpose (2011) Sample Pages
One of the basic drives for all of mankind is the desire for significance. We all want to be a part of something that really matters. As James Wood takes us through this study of Ephesians, we discover that God has moved all obedient believers from their meaningless and lost condition into the riches of a full and purposeful relationship with Him. He has invited us to join Him in a great battle against the evil forces of this world. He adds meaning to our families, our jobs, and our place in His church.
God has always had great plans for you. Take hold of the fullness of life that God offers through His Son, Jesus.