The Heart of Marriage

Stories That Celebrate the Adventure of Life Together

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"Whether you're a blushing bride or blowing out the candles on your fiftieth anniversary cake, The Heart of Marriage will take you to a new place in your most significant relationship on this earth. The words on these pages will make you laugh, cry, nod your head in understanding, and hold on to the hand of the one you love a little bit tighter today . . . and for a lifetime."--Holley Gerth, bestselling author of You're Already Amazing


The best marriages are not perfect. Marriage is about walking together through all of life's ups and downs, its challenges and triumphs. And no relationship offers more chances for personal and spiritual growth, love and support, and just plain fun.

Collecting true stories from some of today's best writers, Dawn Camp invites you to reflect on the heart of marriage. With beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is perfect for the good days, the hard days, and all the days in between.

With stories from

· Crystal Paine
· Lisa-Jo Baker
· Alexandra Kuykendall
· Holley Gerth
· Shaunti Feldhahn
· Renee Swope
· Richard Paul Evans
· Kristen Welch
· Mo Isom
· and many more


"An incredible collection of stories that are brimming with love and compassion, challenge and inspiration, humor and passion."--Mary Carver, coauthor of Choose Joy

"A wonderfully encouraging book to pick up and read again and again. This one is a keeper!"--Dee Kasberger, artist, RedLetterWords.com

"The Heart of Marriage stands apart as a collection of marriage stories that will make you laugh, cry, and remember why you fell in love and got married in the first place."--Brad & Tami Miller, TandemMarriage.com

"A glorious kaleidoscope of true tales, reminding us that every marriage is unique because every marriage is created between two unique people."--Christie Purifoy, author of Roots and Sky


Dawn Camp is an Atlanta-based writer, wife, mother of eight, and editor and photographer of The Beauty of Grace and The Gift of Friendship. She lives with a camera in one hand and a glass of sweet tea in the other, and blogs family, faith, and Photoshop at myhomesweethomeonline.net and also contributes to incourage.me.


Endorsements

"Whether you're a blushing bride or blowing out the candles on your fiftieth anniversary cake, The Heart of Marriage will take you to a new place in your most significant relationship on this earth. The words on these pages will make you laugh, cry, nod your head in understanding, and hold on to the hand of the one you love a little bit tighter today . . . and for a lifetime."

Holley Gerth, bestselling author of You're Already Amazing

"In The Heart of Marriage, Dawn Camp has put together an incredible collection of stories that are brimming with love and compassion, challenge and inspiration, humor and passion. Just as marriage is a complex relationship, with layers of mess mixed up with layers of beauty, this book is also a multifaceted look at a life shared by two people. By featuring stories from writers with varied perspectives and experiences, Dawn has created a meaningful mosaic of marriage that will encourage the heart of every married person, from the honeymoon to their final days."

Mary Carver, coauthor of Choose Joy

"Ecclesiastes 4:12 says that a cord of three strands cannot be quickly broken. In The Heart of Marriage, Dawn Camp has gathered story after story of marriages that reflect this truth. It's a wonderfully encouraging book to pick up and read again and again. This one is a keeper!"

Dee Kasberger, artist, RedLetterWords.com

"There are lots of great books that can teach you how to have a great marriage--the how-to of marriage. But there are not many books that can remind you why working hard to have a great marriage is so vitally important--the motivation behind a great marriage. The Heart of Marriage stands apart as a collection of marriage stories that will make you laugh, cry, and remember why you fell in love and got married in the first place. After thirty-plus years of being married and working with countless other married couples, we can wholeheartedly recommend this much-needed book and look forward to The Heart of Marriage inspiring couples in their marriage journeys for years to come. Well done!"

Brad & Tami Miller, TandemMarriage.com

"The best marriage books tell stories because stories penetrate the deep places where rules and regulations cannot go. Dawn Camp has gathered a glorious kaleidoscope of true tales, reminding us that every marriage is unique because every marriage is created between two unique people. This is a book for the newlywed and the one celebrating a hard-earned anniversary. This is a book for the disillusioned and the starry-eyed. The stories in this collection are as varied as the marriages behind them, but together they offer needed wisdom for the always good but sometimes difficult work that is the making of a marriage."

Christie Purifoy, author of Roots and Sky


The Author

  1. Dawn Camp

    Dawn Camp

    Dawn Camp is the camera-toting, homeschooling mother of eight children and the editor of The Beauty of Grace and The Heart of Marriage. She is a featured blogger at (in)courage, and her beautiful photography has graced their monthly calendar....

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