#Staymarried: A Couples Devotional: 30-Minute Weekly Devotions to Grow In Faith And Joy from I Do to Ever After

#Staymarried: A Couples Devotional: 30-Minute Weekly Devotions to Grow In Faith And Joy from I Do to Ever After

by Michelle Peterson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939754097
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 98,317
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHELLE PETERSON loves love! But once she got married, she realized that love was not something to find, but something to cultivate, nurture, and grow. After witnessing far too many of her dear friends experience the devastating pain of divorce, she set out to understand as much as she could about what it takes to make a marriage last and then to share that knowledge with everyone she knew.

Michelle began as the author of dozens of tweets ending with the hashtag: #staymarried, which evolved into what is now The #staymarried Blog and Podcast on which she works together with her husband to serve hundreds of thousands of couples around the world with her approachable encouragements and research-based tools. Michelle lives with her husband and their three daughters. Learn more at staymarriedblog.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

How to Use This Book 15

Week

1 Planning a Beautiful Marriage 19

2 For Better or Worse 24

3 Confession 28

4 Safety Net 33

5 Battle Buddies 39

6 To Nag and to Scold 43

7 Don't Fight over the Butter 47

8 Comparison Trap 51

9 Feed the Good Stuff 55

10 Love Is Not Like Chess 59

11 Laughter Is Not a Luxury 65

12 Walk with the Wise 68

13 In Sickness and in Health 72

14 Holding Hands 77

15 Slow to Anger 80

16 Cast Your Cares 84

17 Pay Attention 88

18 Get Beyond Yourselves 91

19 Marriage Is a Sanctuary 94

20 Sabbath 98

21 Ask for What You Need 101

22 Sweet Kisses 105

23 Apologize Like You Mean It 109

24 Gather 113

Week

25 Use Your Words 117

26 Be Reconciled 120

27 Forgive One Another 124

28 On the Defense 128

29 The Empathy Two-Step 133

30 Jumping Lights and Jammies 138

31 Handling Small Things 142

32 Open Your Ears 146

35 Come to Me 150

34 Can I Trust You? 154

35 House Rules 159

36 But First, Coffee 163

37 Bowling with Bumpers 167

38 Foreign Ambassadors 171

39 Baggage Handling 175

40 The Fullness of Life 181

41 Contempt Is a Sneaky Devil 185

42 A Fruitful Garden 189

43 Impossible Decisions 193

44 Let's Date! 197

45 Poured Out 201

46 Generous Love 205

47 The Hard Times That Remain 209

48 Direct Your Passions 213

49 The Wise Counsel of Friends 217

50 Support One Another 221

51 The Inner Struggle 225

52 Walt and Nancy 229

Resources 233

References 235

Index 238

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to the #staymarried podcast and reading their blog for some time, so I was thrilled when Michelle announced that she would be writing a book. Her couples devotional exceeded my expectations--this book combines personal anecdotes and relatable experiences, sound relationship advice based on research evidence, and pieces of biblical scripture. I particularly enjoyed the discussion questions at the end of each chapter that really help you reflect on the reading and connect with your partner. I feel very privileged to have gotten access to an advance review copy that I powered through on my own, and I am looking forward to reading this weekly with my husband. This is a great resource for couples in the early stages of their relationship or for those who are looking to reconnect or need guidance in a particular area. Although there are some Christian elements in this book, I think this could be a useful tool for couples of a different or no religious affiliation (although you may have to skip around some parts). The chapters are brief, accessible, and entertaining, which makes this a great resource for those who want to build up their relationship but don't have a lot of free time to read a heavy book together. I definitely recommend this book and plan to share it with friends and family.