Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: Growing A Strong Marriage:Vol. 1 Starting Strong DVD&Study Guide by:Various Contributors

About the Product:
Learn from candid interviews with famous Christian authors and
John and Stasi Eldridge
Gary and Lisa Thomas
Art and Lisa Terkeurst
Chip and Theresa Ingram
Gordon and Gail MacDonald
Les and Leslie Parrott
This unique video study series on growing a stronger marriage
is a great starting point for couples as they pursue deeper
communication and understanding with one another. Through
videos, discussion with other couples, and Bible study, this
resource will help men and women become rooted and
grounded together in Christ and committed to each other.
This volume covers the biblical foundations of marriage:
Starting Strong (DVD 1)
Session 1 - How We Met
Session 2 - Foundation in Marriage
Session 3 - Identity in Christ
Session 4 - Paths to Christ in Marriage

About the Study Guide Author:
 Amy McGowan holds a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies (Ouachita Baptist University) and a Master of Arts in Religion in marriage and family counseling (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). She has a passion to help strengthen marriages and teaches marriage enrichment seminars alongside her husband.

My Review:
 You don't have to tell me that marriage is downright hard. My husband and I have been married to each other, with this being our first and last marriage, for 20 years now---it doesn't get easier, but it definitely gets better. We recently the past year as a matter of fact have been working hard on our marriage, not that it was crumbling but there were definite cracks in the road that had went too long without repair. God took this time to walk us through some pretty heavy stuff, stuff that we didn't realize was weighing us down. We believe He did this so that we could shake it off completely and so we could drop it now and forever. And we thank Him everyday that He did this with us and for us. It was an eye-opening experience to say the least!

 Growing A Strong Marriage DVD&Study Guide, is an excellent way to begin the journey of getting back to God and to one another. There are six couples that head up the DVD portion of the program that may look or sound familiar to you and that's because either one or both of the speakers have written well known books that either you have heard of or read throughout the years. This study is Biblical principle at it's best! My husband and I know that without God at our center we are automatically doomed. Our marriage has had it's emotional ups and downs and when it did we were not in a good place with the Lord.

 Along with the DVD portion of the program or study, you can also purchase a study guide that walks you through each session that is a tremendous help. My husband and I did each session and listening to the speakers made it fun, because we knew exactly what they were talking about when they described issues in their own marriages. God should always be who you communicate with throughout the process of rebuilding your marriage, especially if you can no longer communicate with each other. I know in our marriage God is who turned everything around for us. We are thankful everyday for His intervention. He is an awesome Father that wants to see us work everything out, I can attest to that!

 If you are interested in purchasing this DVD/Study Guide for yourself or a group, you can do so at this link. This DVD/Study Guide are available for $19.99 and there are subsequent studies also available, as well. If you would like to learn more about this study or others that are offered, you can at this link.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.