Classic Marriage

About the Book: Classic Marriage

Is your marriage a classic? A classic is something of high quality and lasting value. In a marriage there will be hours of maintenance work, tinkering, breakdowns, meltdowns, blowups, cute photo ops, wear and tear, overhauls, memories, vacations, celebrations, and repairs. There will be moments where you haul yourselves back to “the garage” for work. Like a trusty old truck, a classic marriage isn’t perfect, but who can put a price tag on it?

As the odometer climbs, everyday challenges leave behind rust and ripped upholstery. Dings and scrapes come with the memories. The odors left by spilled milk and stale French fries replace the new car smell. But even with a few sputters and an occasional stall out, that baby is still moving down the road. Welcome to real life!

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Biblical inspiration, honesty, and self-deprecating humor from the front seat of adventure with Michelle and Phil.
  • Tips to get under the hood and keep your marriage on the road to a long future.
  • Tune-up questions in every chapter to work on your communication.
  • Tools for how to tinker with overheated emotions and repair broken hearts.
  • Witty comments from Phil – with a chance of dad jokes.

Get behind the wheel of your own love story, roll the windows down, and feel the wind in your hair as you keep that classic on the road!


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Classic Marriage: Staying in Love as Your Odometer ....
Rayburn, Michelle and Rayburn, Phil


Classic Marriage: Staying in Love as Your Odometer ....
Rayburn, Michelle and Rayburn, Phil

Free Downloadable Tune-Up Time Discussion Questions

Free Photo Booth Printable Signs

Free download of the fun printable signs to make your own "photo booth" style images to share on social media. Post on someone else's anniversary with custom blanks to fill in with a sharpie, or print some ready-to-go versions. There are 9 different signs in the collection!

Be sure to include the hashtag #classicmarriage with your post so we can celebrate with you!

Free Digital Greeting Cards to Share on Friends' Posts
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Marriage Resource List

In addition to our book, we want to provide a list of resources couples might find helpful. Some we have read, some we have not.

Additional resources added often! Please check back.


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