|Tyndale House Publishers
|5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)
About the Author
Chris & Jenni Graebe are lifelong learners intent on discovering the core rhythms of thriving relationships. Chris and Jenni are the cohosts of the Rhythm of Us podcast, where they interview countless couples to discover what makes relationships thrive. They live deep in the trees of Franklin, Tennessee, with their five children.
Table of Contents
Introduction: We Won't Get There by Accident 1
Part 1 Naming Where We Are 13
1 The Future Us: Starting with a Vision 15
2 In My Head: Falling Out of Rhythm 27
3 Letting Go: From Ruts to Rhythms 37
Part 2 The Core Rhythms 53
4 Words Matter: The Rhythm of Speaking Life 55
5 Team Us: The Rhythm of Serving 67
6 Step into the Painting: The Rhythm of Slowing Down 87
7 Stay Awake and Alive: The Rhythm of Seeking Adventure 101
8 Fresh Eyes: The Rhythm of Staying in Awe 131
Part 3 Finding Your Unique Rhythms 155
9 Uncover Your Values: Naming What Matters Most 157
10 Uncover Your Rhythm: Moving Toward Life-Giving Habits 163
11 Uncover Your Vision: Imagining the Future You 171
12 Putting It All Together: Craft Your Rhythm 175
Epilogue-A Brand-New Day: Grace for the Journey 181
A Blessing for the Journey 187
Journaling Pages 189
What People are Saying About This
I absolutely love The Rhythm of Us. It’s inspiring. It’s empowering. It’s equipping. Jenni and Chris cast a clear vision for a thriving marriage that is biblical, beautiful, bountiful, and—because of grace—achievable. Written with an “us too,” not a “how to” tone, you’ll find yourself delightfully eager to create your own transforming “rhythm of us” with your spouse!
No matter where you are or what you’ve gone through, The Rhythm of Us is for you. It can help you make a good thing great or help raise a struggling relationship to a healthier rhythm. A must-read for any couple!
Chris and Jenni have written a must-read for any married couple. . . . The Rhythm of Us gives a practical road map for a thriving marriage. We loved it!
I have always believed that marriage books are the hardest to write because anyone who is or has been married knows exactly how much work a good marriage requires. People want real answers and practical solutions to building a healthier, happier marriage and aren’t interested in a bunch of well-meaning platitudes or clichés. In The Rhythm of Us, Jenni and Chris Graebe have written what I truly believe is one of the greatest marriage books I have read. It’s honest and real, full of practical tips and exercises that will help strengthen your marriage and help you and your spouse grow closer as you learn how to find your rhythm as a couple. You will be challenged and encouraged as you turn each page of this book and end it feeling like you’ve just made a wise new couple friend you can’t wait to have over for dinner.
Chris and Jenni’s winsome book is chock-full of wisdom, complete with practical steps to help you find your way into the unique rhythms that will make your marriage flourish.
Marriage has been the source of both our deepest struggles and our deepest healing. Chris and Jenni offer their own hard-won wisdom, reminding us our good/hard relationships are so worth fighting for.
This isn’t just another marriage book. The Rhythm of Us is an invitation—or maybe the word is activation—of the thriving marriage you long for. Chris and Jenni have placed some incredibly powerful tools in the hands of the reader, life-saving questions, practices, and rhythms that will have you dreaming of the marriage you desire and what it looks like to pursue that dream in the here and now.
If marriages ever needed renewal, it’s now, and the path to renewal begins with rhythms. In The Rhythm of Us, Chris and Jenni warmly welcome us into their home, their struggles, and their committed journey to create a healthy marriage amid the demands of life, children, and never-ceasing distractions. We love this book and believe it will encourage you to stay the course, get creative, and find a vision of “us” that brings out the best in your marriage.
I have always admired Chris and Jenni and their obvious connection. After reading this book, I understand why they are one special couple: Their marriage is clearly based in healthy rhythms! Its a must-read for any couple that is seeking a great marriage. I love this practical and profound guide for a great marriage. Im so thankful Chris and Jenni have shared their secret sauce with all of us! This is an excellent resource for any couple just beginning or those married for many years. This admirable couple understands the ups and downs of marriage and offers a profound yet practical way to grow together through healthy rhythms.
No matter your season, married or single, this book is for you! It’s a brilliant guide on creating rhythms for a healthy, life-giving marriage. God’s desire for us is strong relationships, and this book gives amazing tools on how to cultivate, nurture, and protect that.
It only takes a few minutes to realize that Jenni and Chris have a special relationship, and their advice and intentionality are a gift to other marriages. We’re all trying to figure out a rhythm that allows us to thrive as individuals, spouses, and families—and this book will be invaluable as we navigate the days and years to come. I’m so grateful for a resource that I can confidently pass along to others, knowing that it will quickly become a favorite!
Jenni and Chris welcome us into real-life relationship, opening the conversation to everyone from a his and her—as well as an us—perspective. This isn’t a right-way or a do-this-and-get-that handbook but an invitation to learn about, practice, and lean into relationship rhythms that are as powerful as they are gentle. The Rhythm of Us addresses marriage, but its insight and tips prove beneficial to all our relationships.
The Rhythm of Us comes through a distinct door that separates it from most writings on marriage. It’s not only biblical and honest but is actually doable. The Rhythm of Us gives us practical handles to see our marriages transformed. These pages create what the Graebes call “Team Us,” igniting the next exciting chapter of any marriage.