Marriage That Works

God’s Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers

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God's Prescription for a Great Marriage

Everyone wants to experience a great marriage that lasts. The most effective and satisfying way to achieve that worthy goal is by consulting the One who created marriage in the first place. With compassion, transparency, and engaging storytelling, author and pastor Chip Ingram unpacks what marriage really is, why God created marriage, and the unique roles both a man and a woman play in their marriage.

A marriage that works, says Ingram, is more wonderful than you thought possible and harder than you imagined--but it's worth the work. You'll learn the power of making a covenant with your spouse and fulfilling your design in an atmosphere of respect. The result? The spiritual, psychological, emotional, and physical oneness you were designed to have with one another.


"If you are looking for a practical, biblically based picture of marriage, you need look no further."--Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author, The 5 Love Languages

"Chip Ingram has provided couples with a practical, relevant tool to enhance their relationship to make it all that God intended it to be."--Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; president, The Urban Alternative

"To love God and love each other extravagantly is exactly what we were made for. Our marriages would look radically different if we let these truths change us."--Jennie Allen, author, Nothing to Prove; founder and visionary, IF:Gathering

"Chip Ingram writes from the uncompromising biblical foundation of God's design for marriage. This book is a fresh approach to a continuing need."--Mark L. Bailey, president, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Chip Ingram casts a vision for marriage as God intends it. Better yet, he shows readers how to achieve the kind of marriage they've always dreamed of."--Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

"This is not just another book on marriage. Chip cuts through political correctness to get to the heart of Christlikeness by challenging both men and women to greater sacrifice in their relationship with one another."--Kyle Idleman, author, not a fan. and Don't Give Up


Chip Ingram is the teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many books, including Culture Shock, The Real Heaven, The Real God, The Invisible War, and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren and live in California.


Endorsements

"At Focus on the Family, we hear from couples every day who are struggling in their relationships and desperately seeking healing in their marriages. Through personal and pastoral experience--along with a keen understanding of biblical teaching--Chip Ingram casts a vision for marriage as God intends it. Better yet, he shows readers how to achieve the kind of marriage they've always dreamed of."

Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

"This is not just another book on marriage. Chip cuts through political correctness to get to the heart of Christlikeness by challenging both men and women to greater sacrifice in their relationship with one another."

Kyle Idleman, author, not a fan. and Don't Give Up

"If you are looking for a practical, biblically based picture of marriage, you need look no further. Chip Ingram has nailed it. I highly recommend Marriage That Works."

Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author, The 5 Love Languages

"A deeply life-giving marriage is not some elusive thing we strive for but can never achieve. To love God and love each other extravagantly is exactly what we were made for. Chip's wisdom and experience are evident on every page of Marriage That Works, and our marriages would look radically different if we let these truths change us."

Jennie Allen, author, Nothing to Prove; founder and visionary, IF:Gathering

"My friend Chip Ingram has provided couples with a practical, relevant tool to enhance their relationship to make it all that God intended it to be. You and your mate will be blessed as you live out the principles in this book."

Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; president, The Urban Alternative

"Chip Ingram writes from the uncompromising biblical foundation of God's design for marriage. His challenges for men and women are strong and yet sensitive; principled, but practical. This book is a fresh approach to a continuing need. Each chapter has a set of study questions which will make this book very useful for personal or small group application."

Mark L. Bailey, president, Dallas Theological Seminary

"I quote Chip Ingram frequently. This is one of my favorite quotes of Chip's: 'Marriage is not a debate to be won; it is a dance to be enjoyed.' That's so true! In Marriage That Works Chip shows us how to enjoy the dance. His practical illustrations from his own marriage coupled with the truth of God's Word will help improve and transform your marriage."

Dave Stone, pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY


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    Chip Ingram

    Chip Ingram is the teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many books, including Culture Shock, The Real Heaven, The Real...

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