Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers➽ [Download] ✤ Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers By Chip Ingram ➲ – Heartforum.co.uk When it comes to marriage these days, anything goes No wonder you can find a book on marriage from every perspective or no perspective How can you experience a great marriage that lasts What works Thi When it comes to marriage these days, anything Works: God's ePUB ✓ goes No wonder you can find a book on marriage from every perspective or no perspective How can you experience a great marriage that lasts What works This book answers that question by shining a light on the biblical design for marriage In a world of sexual and relational confusion, isn t it time to consult the One who created marriage Author and pastor Chip Ingram, with his characteristic compassion, transparency, and engaging storytelling, discusses what marriage really is the biblical model a man s unique role in marriage a Marriage That PDF/EPUB or woman s unique role in marriage the bigger picture of why God created marriageA marriage that works, says Ingram, is wonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined but worth the work Couples will learn the power of making a covenant with their spouse and fulfilling their design in an atmosphere of respect, resulting in the spiritual, psychological, emotional, and physical oneness they long to have with each other.

Chip Ingram is the teaching pastor and CEO Works: God's ePUB ✓ of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many books, including Culture Shock, The Real Heaven, The Real God, The Invisible War, and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren and live in California.

Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers
  • Chip Ingram
  • English
  • 22 January 2018
  • 080107455X

10 thoughts on “Marriage That Works: God's Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

  1. Stephanie says:

    An incredibly practical, biblically sound marriage resource Very easy to read Powerful application questions at the end of each chapter Valuable for engaged couples, as well as for seasoned marriages I received this book for free through Goodreads, but was not obligated to write a review.

  2. Shirley Alarie says:

    Valuable message for any Christian marriage.Author Chip Ingram s book, Marriage That Works, stems from his own 30 plus year marriage He mixes his personal experiences and growth with Bible references and scriptures to create a marriage guide for today s Christian couples.With a basis of marriage as defined in Ephesians 5 21 33, Ingram lays the foundation for what a biblical marriage entails Ingram tackles the word submission the word that makes many modern day women cringe The marital rol Valuable message for any Christian marriage.Author Chip Ingram s book, Marriage That Works, stems from his own 30 plus year marriage He mixes his personal experiences and growth with Bible references and scriptures to create a marriage guide for today s Christian couples.With a basis of marriage as defined in Ephesians 5 21 33, Ingram lays the foundation for what a biblical marriage entails Ingram tackles the word submission the word that makes many modern day women cringe The marital roles of women and men are described using the brilliant and effective analogy of dance partners equal, yet different.The call to love our spouse with Godly, sacrificial agape love sets the bar high That is the unconditional choice to give another person what he she needs when they deserve it least and at great personal cost.Living a biblical marriage requires a concerted effort on the part of both husband and wife and requires God to be at the center The second half of Marriage That Works describes the actual How Tos for both wives and husbands It addresses what living a biblical marriage looks like and the specific actions that each spouse can and should take to attain it.Having a good marriage is an ever evolving process and having a Godly marriage is no different Marriage That Works God s Way of Becoming Spiritual Soulmates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers is a good guide for those seeking this goal.How this book affected me My marriage is blessed, but we also have normal daily struggles This book helped me gain the perspective of bringing God even deeper and into the center of my marriage Also, the reminder of what a husband needs and the submission lesson are valuable to my quest of being the best wife possible to my husband.Who would enjoy this book Marriage That Works is a guide for married heterosexual couples It s appropriate for newlyweds as well as seasoned marriages but can also be used by engaged or dating couples This book would make a good gift for a young Christian couple whether married or dating.Our Christian Book Reviews The book reviews at Finding God Among Us focus on Christian books adult and children, fiction and nonfiction We re proud to be included in the Top 50 Christian Book Review Bloggers I chose to read an ARC from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group This review is my honest opinion

  3. Benjamin Liles says:

    Even though, as a married man, I can and will benefit from Chip Ingram s newest book Marriage That Works, it s also for those who are single and waiting for their spouse When I say this it s because of the fact of how do we maintain God s vision of holiness in our lives Are we to maintain God s standards and yet fail to live as a holy and pleasing people to Him I have to say through Chip s book and knowing my wife, Tanya, has heard of him and likes the way he teaches I thought I d give him a Even though, as a married man, I can and will benefit from Chip Ingram s newest book Marriage That Works, it s also for those who are single and waiting for their spouse When I say this it s because of the fact of how do we maintain God s vision of holiness in our lives Are we to maintain God s standards and yet fail to live as a holy and pleasing people to Him I have to say through Chip s book and knowing my wife, Tanya, has heard of him and likes the way he teaches I thought I d give him a chance For me that s paid off big I have been married to my wife for almost ten years It may not have been an easy ten years, but they have been the best years of my life and I m not sorry for her in the least Through my marriage I can and have seen how far I have fallen short in my life and walk with God So, it s surprising to me that when I see Chip say things like, both people should submit to one another out of love and respect maybe not using those express words, but they are there , it means both people in marriage can be people God will use That s part of the reason I haven t posted anything for some time this month I wanted to not only have time to read this wonderful book, but to also implement some of those things towards my lovely wife It s practical in what Chip writes And it lets your spouse know where your heart is when you talk to her about your day, letting her know where you re at and how she can best pray for you It s not always easy for me to share my heart, even with her, but doing so lets her know I m willing to grow and even pray for her as well Besides, it s a hallmark you want to grow with her in your walk with Christ With all of that said, this is truly a great book I loved the thoughts and the advice he gives as both a pastor and as a teacher I can only hope that some day, God allows it, that I can be that same guy who helps others in their walks with Jesus Christ So, overall, I would recommend this book highly to others who want a stronger marriage, and want to make their marriage holy in the eyes of God I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Books for a fair and honest review of the pages within it

  4. Karl Dumas says:

    I think that most people start their married lives with the idea that the honeymoon phase is going to last forever Spoiler alert it doesn t always work that way The good news is that there is a way to make your marriage, if not perfect, then at least better than it will be without putting in the work In his book Marriage that Works God s Way of Becoming Spiritual Soulmates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers Baker Books, 2019 , Chip Ingram starts out with a few disclaimers Things like t I think that most people start their married lives with the idea that the honeymoon phase is going to last forever Spoiler alert it doesn t always work that way The good news is that there is a way to make your marriage, if not perfect, then at least better than it will be without putting in the work In his book Marriage that Works God s Way of Becoming Spiritual Soulmates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers Baker Books, 2019 , Chip Ingram starts out with a few disclaimers Things like the fact that he s not a professional marriage counselor, and although he serves as a pastor, his family of origin was not ideal, and his marriage is far from perfect But he has managed to learn about marriage according to God looks like, and he shares some of those lessons with his readers This book is not for someone looking for the easy way out In fact, a good marriage requires a lot of hard work on the part of both husband and wife Along the way Chip takes a look at some commonly misunderstood scripture verses, and puts them in context You know the ones I mean, the pesky verses in Ephesians 4 22 23 that suggest that the man is the boss, and the woman is supposed to be submissive and subservient Of course, if you read the whole passage Eph 5 21 33 it becomes a lot clearer, and when you use scripture to interpret scripture, God s plan is evenfully revealed A marriage that works is not an accident, it s not a guarantee it s the result of living according to the plan that God has laid out before us Both husband and wife need to be willing to make the effort Thinking about getting married This might be a good book to read ahead of time Thinking about divorce That s not part of God s plan, and this book might help you avoid it Things not going quite the way you had imagined them Maybe some time spent together in this book might help.I received a copy of this book from the publisher as a member of their blogger s program I was not required to write a positive review 5 5

  5. Rebecca says:

    See my full review at is the first non fiction book I have read in a very long time I usually don t read non fiction as I find it takes longer to get through But when I received the email about reviewing this book, I had a feeling I needed to do it I am not saying my marriage is on the rocks, just the opposite, my husband and I have a wonderful relationship and I am loving being married to him We started out with me reading this book aloud to him, but this di See my full review at is the first non fiction book I have read in a very long time I usually don t read non fiction as I find it takes longer to get through But when I received the email about reviewing this book, I had a feeling I needed to do it I am not saying my marriage is on the rocks, just the opposite, my husband and I have a wonderful relationship and I am loving being married to him We started out with me reading this book aloud to him, but this didn t last long as we found we would go days without reading it So, I ended up reading the rest of the book on my own and my husband plans to finish reading it soon One of the things I liked about this book was that within the first few pages, Chip states, The world doesn t need another marriage book that will give you psychological inventories, inspiring stories and conventional advice pg 11 And while the book did have a little of all 3, it was not the main focus This book held my attention and offered many good points, as well as discussion questions at the end of most of the chapters for the reader to reflect on Towards the end of the book he makes this statement, Marriage is an irrevocable commitment of unconditional love towards an imperfect person It is holy, and it is permanentYou need the certainty of the covenant to bind you together when nothing else does pg 222 This is marriage and I just love this statement because it reflects the heart of God as well as a deep desire within

  6. Randi Sampson says:

    What does it mean to have a Christian marriage This book helps break it down for us in a way that makes sense I love how effortlessly this book breaks many things down First we take a look at what God s design for marriage is I think having this idea will help us all to have the type of marriage we hope for After understanding what God had in mind, we get a chance to see the individual roles of men and women in marriage Yes, this book talks about submission, a word so often seen as a negat What does it mean to have a Christian marriage This book helps break it down for us in a way that makes sense I love how effortlessly this book breaks many things down First we take a look at what God s design for marriage is I think having this idea will help us all to have the type of marriage we hope for After understanding what God had in mind, we get a chance to see the individual roles of men and women in marriage Yes, this book talks about submission, a word so often seen as a negative, simply because of the lack of understanding of what that really means in a healthy, Christian relationship I love how this book really lays down what it isand what it isn t too I think this can be really eye opening to many I also found the sections talking about the evolution of modern men and women to be really interesting too Lots of great historical and cultural information there to really make us think There are sections for men and women, all with questions to consider at the end of each chapter Personally, I think it s great to read ALL sections to really get the bigger picture and support your spouse in their role as well While this book may be great for married couples, I also think it can be great for people who are engaged or single as well It can help to lay down that foundation to start a marriage off on the best foot possible when it does come Overall, this is a really interesting read and one that is certainly worth checking out I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration All thoughts are 100% my own

  7. Maryann says:

    Chip Ingram is one of my favorite radio pastors I have listened to his program, Living on the Edge, for well over a decade I have always appreciated the way in which he would lay a strong theological foundation and then build practical forms of application upon it.If you are also someone who has listened for a while, the information of this book will not be new However, I very much appreciated having it in book form While I do learn and absorb from listening, I find having a physical book to Chip Ingram is one of my favorite radio pastors I have listened to his program, Living on the Edge, for well over a decade I have always appreciated the way in which he would lay a strong theological foundation and then build practical forms of application upon it.If you are also someone who has listened for a while, the information of this book will not be new However, I very much appreciated having it in book form While I do learn and absorb from listening, I find having a physical book to refer back to is extremely helpful.If you are not someone who has listened to Chip s program, this book is full of helpful information on how marriage should be structured and lived out He very clearly outlines the strengths that God has gifted to both men and women and how those qualities can and should blend together in the dance of marriage God has communicated what marriage is, how it works, the roles and responsibilities for husbands and wives, and why his instructions are so important He did this not only for the sake of marriage but also for his larger, overarching plan to reveal Christ s love to the world and his commitment to the church That s why this book exists Marriage that Works, Introduction I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review All opinions are my own

  8. Ellie | Complete and Equipped says:

    Marriage That Works was created with the purpose to break down what is written in Ephesians 5 about the roles of both husband and wife The book starts with God s purpose for marriage as all marriage books should cover and then begins to break down what exactly a husband and wife are made to bring into their marriages, despite culture s push for us to do the opposite.I liked the book because it was a helpful tool to diagnose where I had strayed from my purpose and role as a wife, but at the Marriage That Works was created with the purpose to break down what is written in Ephesians 5 about the roles of both husband and wife The book starts with God s purpose for marriage as all marriage books should cover and then begins to break down what exactly a husband and wife are made to bring into their marriages, despite culture s push for us to do the opposite.I liked the book because it was a helpful tool to diagnose where I had strayed from my purpose and role as a wife, but at the same time, it seemed very comparable to other books on marriage I did appreciate that Chip placed an emphasis on organizing his book around scripture and not the other way around as some Christian books tend to do.Overall, I think it s worth a read if you are engaged or married and interested in diagnosing some weak places in both you and your spouse together don t diagnose your spouse for them Disclosure I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers www.bakerbooks.com bakerbooksbloggers program The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255

  9. Deborah Flora says:

    A marriage that works, says Ingram, iswonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined but it s worth the work Absolutely I agree completely.This book is encouraging and fights for commitment to and in marriage It cheers for thriving marriages, not merely surviving It points us to Jesus and to each other Chip Ingram shares from his life experiences and lessons learned along the way He shares intentional steps for men and women alike in cultivating a life together A marriage that works, says Ingram, iswonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined but it s worth the work Absolutely I agree completely.This book is encouraging and fights for commitment to and in marriage It cheers for thriving marriages, not merely surviving It points us to Jesus and to each other Chip Ingram shares from his life experiences and lessons learned along the way He shares intentional steps for men and women alike in cultivating a life together Marriage encapsulates so many things and a variety of areas This book does a good job of pulling all the threads together and weaving a life of beauty through our failures, frustrations, fighting for our marriage, and flourishing in it all

  10. Sarah Carter says:

    Marriage That Works is a book that looks at giving couples an idea of what a Biblical based marriage should look like, The chapters are mainly divided between what a husband should learn and what a wife should learn He occasionally brings his wife into the book to tell the topic from her perspective I think he should have done thatin the sections about wives While it s a good overall book, it doesn t deal with the nitty gritty parts of marriage life In the end, he describes how to tack Marriage That Works is a book that looks at giving couples an idea of what a Biblical based marriage should look like, The chapters are mainly divided between what a husband should learn and what a wife should learn He occasionally brings his wife into the book to tell the topic from her perspective I think he should have done thatin the sections about wives While it s a good overall book, it doesn t deal with the nitty gritty parts of marriage life In the end, he describes how to tackle some of the hard parts of marriage, but it s actually the hard seasons that every marriage will go through when they have children The book lacked a lot of practical examples and advice and could have dug deeper about what to do during the times when marriage does get hard bad communication, selfishness, infidelity, faith struggles, etc

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