Confessions of a Happily Married Man: Finding God in the Messiness of Marriage

Confessions of a Happily Married Man: Finding God in the Messiness of Marriage


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Discover God in the messiness of your marriage, as popular marriage and family columnist Joshua Rogers offers spouses hope with real-life stories from his own marriage and helps you see how God is at work in the ordinary and extraordinary of your relationship.

Confessions of a Happily Married Man is a husband's painfully honest account of his first ten years of marriage. It offers a window into the perspective of a man who went from "hello" to "I do" in nine months and then figured out how hard marriage could be.

When Joshua Rogers thought back on the marriage books he had read or sermons about marriage he had heard, it occurred to him that he could only remember one thing about them: the stories. That's why this book is anchored by stories that other couples will relate to and can easily learn from. The stories are cringe-worthy, humorous, inspiring, heart-breaking, and full of wisdom--but the author isn't telling the reader what to do with that wisdom. He's letting the reader learn along with him as he's gradually becoming more self-aware, increasingly grateful for his wife, and surprised to discover what God is doing in the middle of it all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546014218
Publisher: Worthy
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 727,750
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joshua L. Rogers is a husband, a father of three, an attorney, and a writer. He has been published at, the Washington Post, Christianity Today (, and (a ministry of Focus on the Family). He has also garnered two Evangelical Press Association awards. Over the past fourteen years, he has served as both a civil and criminal prosecutor. You can read more of his writing at and follow him @MrJoshuaRogers on both Facebook and Twitter.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction: The Story We Absolutely Had to Tell xvii

1 In the Beginning 1

2 Reality Sets In 23

3 Stunned by My Reflection 35

4 Prayer Pressure 53

5 Grace and the In-Laws 75

6 Naked and Ashamed 95

7 For Better or Worse 117

8 Fully Submitted 139

9 The Last Word (From the Author's Wife) 149

Epilogue 161

Appendix A Look at Your Own Marriage 165

Appendix B How to Do the Integrity Interview 175

Acknowledgments 180

About the Author 184

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