What exactly does it take to make marriage strong?
Ron and Jody Zappia were on the brink of divorce. It was their first year of marriage and already things were falling apart. They desperately searched for anything that would help. And then, suddenly, everything changed.
Today, the Zappias lead The Knot Marriage Conference where they present seven transformative principles that saved their marriage. The Marriage Knot teaches these same principles to new audiences. Full of wisdom, humor, and refreshing transparency, The Marriage Knot unpacks the choices successful couples make.
Marriage, like a knot, has to be kept tight. Left to itself, it loosens over time and can completely unravel.
This highly practical book focuses on the everyday decisions you can make to rejuvenate and restore your marriage. Delving into topics like communication, sex, conflict resolution, and more, it offers the tools you need for life-long marriage health.
Whether you’re engaged, newlyweds, or seasoned marriage veterans, this book will help make your marriage strong, no matter what pressures attempt to unravel it.
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About the Author
RON ZAPPIA is the pastor and founder of Highpoint Church, a multi-site church reaching thousands in the western suburbs of Chicago. His teaching ministry, Highpoint Ministries provides comprehensive teaching from God's Word through radio broadcasts that air on over 400 stations around the United States. A graduate of Bowling Green State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ron and his wife Jody live in Wheaton, IL with their three daughters: Allie, Erin, and Emily.
JODY ZAPPIA is the wife of Pastor Ron Zappia. After a successful career in corporate America she left to become fully engaged in ministry at HighPoint Church, leading the Women's Ministry for many years. Jody brings wisdom, humor, and much needed transparency into the conversation of marriage.
Table of Contents
1 Choose to Grow Spiritually 27
2 Choose to Love Unconditionally 47
3 Choose to Serve Sacrificially 65
4 Choose to Please Regularly 89
5 Choose to Persevere Persistently 109
6 Choose to Communicate Respectfully 125
7 Choose to Bless Abundantly 147
A Cord of Three Strands 167
Small Group Discussion Questions 173
About the Authors 183
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Strengthening your marriage through the words of God and the authors' interpretation. This marriage self-help book is based on the authors’ long marriage. They are forthcoming about the hard work relationships take and what may help or guide them. My favorite Biblical passage is used by the authors which is Ecclesiastes 4: God’s vision for the bond of marriage. They explain what that passage means, such as that two are easier kept from the cold when they can share their body heat rather than trying to combat the cold alone. I found the overview of the seven choices of the marriage knot to be particularly helpful. I liked that they were presented as choices instead of something that must be done. The choices are recognized as hard things that do not happen overnight. It notes that we lives in times where we expect instant gratification and have answers at our fingertips from Siri or Alexis. Marriage doesn’t work that way. The authors do not shy away from dealing with the aspect of sex. They state, “When it comes to sex, men see it one way and women see it another! No question about it. What we want to do in this chapter is to take a moment and ask the more important question, ‘How does God see it?’” The tenets found in this book may be a bit strict for some readers but the authors support their assertions with quotes from the Bible. If you are looking to grow your relationship with one another through God, the Bible is the best resource. The authors give their interpretation of how such old ideas apply to us. I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.