Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv which is considered the second largest church in the United States and has nineteen locations in five states. He’s also the author of several books including The Christian Atheist, Soul Detox and Weird. His latest book “From this Day Forward” is a joint venture with this wife Amy.
As a Pastor who does a lot of weddings, I am always looking for material to give to a young couple just starting out. From This Day Forward speaks to all of the daily choices that couples make together that can both strengthen their lives together and strengthen their walk with God. Craig and Amy list out “5 Commitments to fail-proof your marriage.” The “five things” are no-brainers, simple in theory, but probably become easily ignored or forgotten as marriages mature.
1. Always seek God first
2. Fight fair, stay away from back-stabbing and gossip, remember, you’re a team.
3. Have fun together, go on dates, vacations and do things you enjoy.
4. Keep the marriage bed pure, both in your hearts, but also with your bodies and lastly…
5. Never give up, fight for your marriage, make it the number one priority.
This book isn’t huge as books go, it’s a nice size paper back and as a veteran author, Craig has an easy to read and easy to follow style. Craig and Amy both share applicable stories from their own marriage that clearly help illustrate the points. I also want to mention, I said above that this book would be a good gift for a newly married couple, but there is so much here I think this book would be great for people who are perhaps struggling in their marriage, people who just want a pick-me-up and even for people who are “thinking” about getting married soon.
Thank you to Zondervan for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.