Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, believes that one word can bring hope, light and life into any marriage: Cherish.
"Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another," Thomas says.
And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, the act of cherishing is needed now more than ever.
Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words.
Through personal stories and real-world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around - even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect.
So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage.
Also available: Cherish small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.
Thomas (Sacred Marriage), author of 18 books and Writer in Residence at Second Baptist in Houston., believes that the word cherish can transform a ho-hum marriage into a spectacular one. Thomas, who specializes in writing and speaking on the values that sustain marital relationships, is adamant about his belief that when spouses start to cherish each other, they take their intimacy to an entirely different level. For him, cherish is more than just a word placed strategically within a marriage ceremony; to cherish one's spouse means to showcase their excellence to others. The 13 chapters are full of practical recommendations that both partners can begin applying to build or repair a marriage. Often addressing the husband and then the wife, Thomas describes the fundamentals of the cherishing bond, such as the importance of each partner being seen as the only person for his or her spouse and strategies for being patient with a partner's sins. Readers will find instructions and inspiration throughout this helpful, clear primer on taking love to the next level and strategies for understanding their marriage partners through both happy and difficult times. This review has been updated to more accurately reflect the author's teaching position.
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Highly recommend even if not married
I'm not married. Actually I was a year and a half out of divorce when I read this book. But I heard an interview on the radio and thought it sounded interesting. Like most divorced people I didn't see me getting married again... EVER. But just in case I figured I could learn a thing or two for the next one. In my opinion this book helps in every relationship you have. As I read it, In different chapter I would find myself thinking about my relationship with my ex, my teenage daughter, certain friends or even coworkers. I have recommended the book to so many people. I believe it could save sour marriages and strengthen sweet marriages. The ideas in it are so simple and make sense. There were several Ah Ha! Moments for me.
I have never been a person to read a book twice. But I am about to read it again. I feel like I need a refresher on how to cherish.