“Better than marriage advice-marriage hope”
Marriage books tend to fall into the same trap as parenting books––touting formulas for proven ways husbands and wives can overcome conflict and achieve marital bliss. This prescriptive approach often oversimplifies both the problems that confront couples and the solutions for navigating deep trials, leading us to set false expectations and thus bank on false hope.
Together through the Storms takes a different, refreshing approach. Jeff and Sarah Walton share the real and ongoing challenges they’ve faced as a couple and highlight how God addresses these difficulties through his Word. Using the book of Job as a guide, Jeff and Sarah show husbands and wives how to shift our perspectives on suffering and how we view one another––not as enemies who need to change, not as perfect partners who complete us, but as flawed companions who are being shaped by a Sculptor to reveal more of the image of Christ in us.
Jeff and Sarah preach this truth as a couple still pressed under the weight of chronic illness, parenting struggles, and residual grief over past experiences. Reading their reflections brought back memories when our marriage hit a series of devastations, including years of infertility and longing for children. Their words speak with compassion toward those tender spots that we encounter as couples, and spur us to depend all the more on God’s grace, both during long-lasting trials and in the day-by-day battle to love one another unconditionally.
Whatever storm is threatening your marriage, however irritated or disappointed or furious you are with your spouse, you can open this book and find concrete hope. Jeff and Sarah don’t offer a 5-step plan to conquer marital struggles. They give you something far better––a compass directing you and your spouse to Christ.