Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments
Change begins with seeing day-to-day interactions from a different perspective. Marriage Matters says, take simple steps to love one another more effectively, then learn how to take those steps over and over again. Interactions that used to devolve into pointless annoyances and fights can become an opportunity for God’s activity and love to become increasingly evident and powerful. The principles in this book will take your marriage to extraordinary places and lead you into a deeper relationship with an extraordinary God.
Don’t settle for an ordinary marriage, learn to live out God’s extraordinary love in your most intimate relationship.
“Winston Smith show us how the transcendent purposes of God are at work in the midst of the seemingly mundane moments of our marriage. There is perhaps no greater garden in which the fruit of the Spirit grows in our lives than the garden of our marriage. Winston helps us see how God is at work in every aspect of our marriage to bring our need for His grace in our lives to the surface and in the process, to conform us to the image of His Son.” — Bob Lepine Co-Host, FamilyLife Today
“Winston Smith reminds us that there are no ordinary moments in a marriage. With a wonderful understanding of the grace the Lord exhibits in small things, Smith gives us the resources to understand our heart s response to ordinary moments with our spouse in order to create an extraordinary marriage.: — Bryan Chapell, author of Each for the Other: Marriage as It’s Meant to Be
Marriage Matters is a biblical look at the spiritually formative aspects of marriage; true to Scripture, insightful, and convicting in all the right ways. Winston Smith has written a fine volume on the way God uses marriage to shape our souls. — Gary Thomas, Author of Sacred Marriage and Pure Pleasure
About the Author
Winston T. Smith, M.Div., is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has extensive experience as a marriage and family counselor. He is also the author of Who Does the Dishes? Decision Making in Marriage.
Table of Contents
- Marriages Change in Ordinary Moments
- Ordinary Moments Reveal Our Problems with God
- Worship: Extraordinary Love for God
- Living in Jesus’ Extraordinary Love
- God’s Dream for Your Marriage
- Person or Object, Honor or Manipulation?
- Honesty is Important
- Being Honesty About Yourself
- Speaking the Truth to Your Spouse
- God is Up to Good in Conflict
- Moving Forward in Conflict
- Foundations of Forgiveness
- Forgiveness in Marriage
- Understanding Your Role
- Intimacy in Sex
- Growing in Grace
- Your Actions Make a Difference
- Knowing Your Story