I love a good book about Christian marriage. So, when From This Day Forward by Craig and Amy Groeschel became available for review, I immediately applied. Thank goodness I was chosen for this one. I had heard that this couple was writing a book about their marriage and what has worked for them.
Here is some info about Craig and Amy Groeschel:
bestselling author, , is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App. He is the author of several books including and . Craig, his wife, , and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma."
I just love this couple. They have the sweetest testimony. In their book, they go through "Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage". These commitments include:
- Seek God
- Fight Fair
- Have Fun
- Stay Pure
- Never Give Up
I think my favorite part was about staying pure even after marriage. Just because you stay "pure" until marriage doesn't mean you remain "pure" by God's standard. It is about keeping your mind, body, and soul pure as well. Shielding one another (you and your spouse) from those dangers of impure thoughts and actions. For instance, watching certain things on TV can put thoughts into your head.
I also enjoyed the section about "Having Fun". After being married for more than 10 years, sometimes I forget to enjoy my husband and do fun things with him. The day-to-day things of life just become so routine. We need to enjoy our spouse and do things that they like to do too.
Here is a summary of the book: