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!
Winner of the Golden Scroll Award for Christian Living Book of the Year 2021
Winner of the Christian Market Nonfiction Book of the Year 2021
Finalist in Next Gen Indie Book Awards 2021 in Relationships (Non-fiction)
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Free Downloadable Tune-Up Time Discussion Questions
Free download of the Tune-Up Time discussion questions from each chapter. You'll receive two PDF files: one is printable and the other is sized for viewing on a mobile device.
Free #classicmarriage 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.
Books for Married Couples
Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti: Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences by Bill and Pam Farrel
The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make: Bringing Out the Best in Your Relationship by Bill and Pam Farrel
Red-Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle by Bill and Pam Farrel
Marriage Off Course: Trusting God in the Desert of Unwanted Separation or Divorce by Penny and Clint Bragg
Your Marriage, God's Mission: Discovering Your Spiritual Purpose Together by Penny and Clint Bragg
Don't Go To Bed Angry by Deb and Ron DeArmond
Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Married Couples by Carey and Dena Dyer
Live Pure and Free: The 90-Day Game Changer by Dave Howe
No More Perfect Marriages: Experience the Freedom of Being Real Together by Jill and Mark Savage
Happily: 8 Commitments of Couples Who Laugh, Love & Last by Kevin Thompson
Marriage Conferences and Retreats
Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together by Jim Burns and Doug Fields
Ready or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage by Scott Kedersha
Before You Say "I Do"®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples by H. Norman Wright and Wes Roberts
Spiritual and Personal Growth Resources
Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions in Today's Language
updated by James Watkins
Real: Owning Your Christian Faith by Daniel Darling
The Grace Impact (Devotional) by Nancy Kay Grace
Fix Her Upper: Reclaim Your Happy Space by Rhonda Rhea and Beth Duewel
Worry Less So You Can Live More: Surprising, Simple Ways To Feel More Peace, Joy, And Energy by Jane Rubietta
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