Visionary Marriage: Capture A God-sized Vision for Your Marriage

Visionary Marriage: Capture A God-sized Vision for Your Marriage

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by Rob Rienow, Amy Rienow
     
 

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After years of counseling engaged and married couples, the Rienow's realized that most Christian couples did not have a biblical mission and purpose for their family. The couples had leared some things about communication, sexuality, and conflict resolution. But they didn't know WHY God had brought them toether. Visionary Marriage will reveal that God does have a plan… See more details below

Overview

After years of counseling engaged and married couples, the Rienow's realized that most Christian couples did not have a biblical mission and purpose for their family. The couples had leared some things about communication, sexuality, and conflict resolution. But they didn't know WHY God had brought them toether. Visionary Marriage will reveal that God does have a plan and a purpose for marriage and family in the Bible. The focus is on the big-picture purpose for marriage, and the goal of being seccessful once understanding the purpose. The Rienow's give insightful marriage advice meant to draw a couple closer to God and to each other. The book includes practical discussion on topics faced in every relationship. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to be used as food for thought or for group discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614840473
Publisher:
Randall House
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
863,865
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Rob Rienow married Amy in 1994 and have been blessed with six children. Their most important ministry is encouraging each other to be more like Christ and seeking to impress the hearts of their children with a love for God. Together they founded a ministry called Visionary Parenting (visionaryparenting.com) that seeks to inspire families to impact the world for Christ, and equip churches to build biblical family ministries. Rob has served as Family Pastor at Wheaton Bible Church and has also authored other books including God's Grand Vision for the Home and Visionary Parenting. Rob is now speaking and writing full time. The Rienows live in Wheaton, IL.

Amy's first ministry is loving her husband and nurturing faith and character in her children. She has worked as a licensed clinical professional counselor and served in many capacities in her local church. Amy is the author or Shine: Embracing God's Heart for You (Kregel).

Read an Excerpt

A moment ago you turned back the clock to consider the question, "Why did you get married?" Here is another question, "Why are you still married?" The way we answer these questions determines, in large part, the success of our marriages. These "why" questions are purpose questions. They are mission questions. Many, if not most, Christian couples get married without a clear Christian purpose for their family. We were definately in this category when we were married in 1994. We were ignorant of what a Bible-driven, Christ-exalting, Gospel-expanding marriage was all about. We weren't stupid, just ignorant. We did not know, and despite graduate degrees from Christian colleges, we had not been taught all that God had said in the Scriptures about His purposes and plans for marriage and family. We were oblivious to the fact that many of our views about marriage, family, and children had been derived from secular culture instead of God's Word. We had studied and considered what the Bible said about the church, evangelism, worship, missions, money, morality, salvation, the end times, heaven and hell. But we had little to no theological understanding of God's purposes for the family. Amazing! God created the family as the fundamental institution upon which all human life and civilization rest, and yet we never gave it serious theological thought. It is our prayer that through the Scriptures we will explore in this book that God will give you a passionate, compelling, unifying mission and purpose for your family!

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