The Visionary Marriage
A Biblical Perspective
Includes a Seven Day Plan for Cultivating Vision for Your Marriage
The Visionary Marriage is a concise theology of marriage that is immensely practical. Included in the book is a seven day guide for a husband and wife to work through together as they seek to glorify God by strengthening their marriage.
Jerry Marcellino says of this: This compact treatise fills a real need in the evangelical world. In our wonderful age of booklet publication proliferation, amazingly, few have been penned on this vital topic. Therefore, once again, Ray Rhodes meets a real need for today’s Christian home. This tool can be used in a variety of ways: pre-marital counseling, marital counseling, marriage retreats, small groups and even for evangelistic purposes! You will want to grab enough copies to give away for refreshing every Christian marriage with whom you have regular access.
“In order to hit a target, you must first be able to see the objective. The Visionary Marriage provides couples with real help by spelling out God’s plan for a husband and wife from the Bible. This warm book combines pastoral insight and practical ideas with clear instruction from God’s Word, to help your home honor God.”
— John Crotts, author of Mighty Men and Craftsmen
“Ray Rhodes has given Christian men just the marriage primer for which we have been waiting: succinct, practical, and eminently biblical. This is truly a treasury of godly wedded devotion for husbands and wives to share. Read together and be blessed.” — Dr. David Bailey
- How to Use this Guide
- A Seven Day Plan
Part One: The Vision
- 1) God has authority over marriage and all things
- 2) God created marriage for companionship
- 3) Marriage is for procreation
- 4) Marriage provides an arena that encourages fidelity
- 5) Marriage is a presentation of Christ
- 6) Conclusion
Part Two: Afterthoughts
- 1) Church and Marriage
- 2) More Application Questions to Consider
- 3) Jump in Front of the Truck
- 4) A Word About Books
About the Author
RAY RHODES, JR. is pastor of Grace Community Church of Dawsonville, GA and president of Nourished in the Word Ministries. He has served four congregations during over three decades of pastoral ministry. Ray has theological degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Lori and they are blessed with six daughters and three grandchildren. Ray has long been a Spurgeon enthusiast! His doctoral thesis focused on the marriage and spirituality of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon. Most recently, then, he is author of Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon.