My wife and I both came from difficult family backgrounds. After marriage, we determined to no longer accept broken relationships, dysfunction, and infidelity; instead, we made a covenant to become the first generational legacy builders, starting with a strong, faith-based relationship that would set the tone for our children.
The Friesens not only modeled the level of commitment and faithfulness it was going to take for us to keep our covenant, but they also displayed the fruit that comes from faithfulness to God's plan for marriage. Much of what we have seen and learned from them since 2003 is instilled in The Marriage App: Unlocking the Irony of Intimacy. We are confident that the truths from scripture shared in these pages will instruct you and encourage you as well. --Don Davis, veteran NFL player, New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion, Director of NFL Programs for Pro Athletes Outreach
People want to love and to be loved. Why should something so simple be so difficult? Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen brilliantly unpack how getting the love we want in marriage will never come from believing the myth "To your own self be true." With characteristic wisdom, wit, and insight, they reveal that the love we hunger for can only be found by encountering Christ's love for us and following His example of sacrificial love that puts the needs of others ahead of our own. This is a brilliant, insightful book on marriage by two of our leading authorities in the area of family ministry. I cannot recommend it more highly. --Rebecca Manley Pippert, speaker, evangelist, and author of Out of the Saltshaker
About the Author
As the lead resource couple at Home Improvement Ministries, the Friesens regularly speak at marriage, men's, and women's conferences in the US and internationally, as well as local family and parenting seminars, and have an ongoing ministry with several professional athletic teams. The Friesens have authored ten books and produced numerous DVDs on parenting and marriage.
Paul and Virginia's greatest joy in life is knowing that their children are walking in the Truth.