From the Publisher
The Fulfilling Marriage teaches powerful principles of marriage that have been a tremendous benefit for me and my wife. It will be a wonderful help for me in counseling other couples and for the pre-marriage class that I teach. — Pastor Steve Adamson, Maricopa Community Church, Arizona.
My husband and I of ten years are having serious trouble. I just love reading The Fulfilling Marriage and I just laugh, it is great! Things seem to be better. You put the Word into words that are easy to understand. Thank you so much! — Kelley from Missouri.
The Fulfilling Marriage is a real marriage-saver for us. It has strengthened our relationship tremendously. — Tanja from Idaho.
It really hit home with me. Billy Crone has the gift. — Gary from Canada.
The Fulfilling Marriage is a riot! The encouragement and truth have a definite impact. — Jennifer from Canada.
We're going to use The Fulfilling Marriage and the video for our ministry. We really enjoyed it and think it's going to be a wonderful, inspiring series. — Marge and John from Florida.
Rev. Crone deals with many topics that are "right on" the issues affecting married couples today. He does so in an insightful and humorous fashion. I have purchased numerous copies to hand out to newlyweds and to clients of my law practice who have marital troubles. — Michael from California.
My wife and I were so blessed by your book that we've begun to share it with others. We truly thank you. — John from Virginia.
My husband and I love each other, but we've grown apart. You have helped me learn to forgive. Thank you for your wonderful book. In Christ, — Martha from Florida.
Read an Excerpt
When it comes to defining what love really is, you
only have two options: There's the right one and the
wrong one. The wrong definition of love comes from
society. Society says that love is a feeling. But where do they get this mistaken idea that love is just a mere feeling? Hey, great question. Thanks for asking. You see, in the Bible there are four different Greek words for love. And our society only pays attention to the first three. Let me show you what I mean:
StergoA love of complacency and satisfaction. (I
love my job.)
PhileoA love of fondness or affection. (I love my
ErosA love of passion. (Where we get the English
Of those three Greek words, which one do you think
is the most popular with our society? It's "eros" or
passion, isn't it? You see, the average person today thinks that love is merely a physical pleasure or a fabulous feeling. And, folks, there's nothing wrong with passion, in the confines of marriage, that is. It's not only a wonderful emotion, it's a powerful force. In fact, passion is so powerful it's usually what causes people to get married. But the problem is that although passion can get you married, it cannot make a marriage last. Why? Because passion is built on feelings. And the problem with feelings is that they don't last. They're up one minute and down the next. Therefore, if you try to build a relationship on passion, then guess what's going to happen? Your relationship is going to be up one minute and down the next.