About The Book
Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share the principles and Scripture they have learned to lean on and preach at Lakewood Church.
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to have the marriage you dreamed of? Interestingly, this is the question Clayton and Ashlee ask young couples before they get married and married couples in crisis. If they answer yes, then there is hope for the couple. If they humble themselves and are willing to commit to the work ahead, they will have a successful marriage.
Hope for Every Marriage is a book designed for couples who desire to have the best marriage possible. Every marriage has the potential to be incredible when God is at the center.
In Hope for Your Marriage, Clayton and Ashlee share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale pitfalls; keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage; practicing healthy communication on sex, conflict, and forgiveness; declaring life over your marriage; and leaving a God-honoring legacy.
Hope For Your Marriage aims to explore the true meaning of what it means to be married as it debunks certain myths/beliefs carried ignorantly into marriage by young couples, which invariably, lead to crisis. Through the personal experiences of the authors, they point their readers to a direction filled with hope as they use their personal stories to encourage couples both young and old by exploring in this book, the nature of the efforts required to not only sustain a marriage, but to lead it to thrive in love, trust, and constant joy. Their advice, though simply illustrated, hinges on their personal experiences, experiences with others through counseling, and more importantly, the Word of God.
Hope For Your Marriage, as the title implies, aims to do just that, inspire hope in marriages where love, trust, and joy need to be rejuvenated. In this simple but objective piece, Clayton and Ashlee lead a trail of positive anticipation that gently but surely nudges their readers toward the place where willing spouses in collapsing relationships can find excellent outcome if they put their heart into it.
Hope For Your Marriage may not be a counseling material, but it is a brilliant guide to simple practices that will not only restore hope for your marriage, but will also help rekindle love and trust where they need be.
*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for providing a free copy in exchange for my opinion.
About Clayton & Ashlee Hurst
Clayton and Ashlee Hurst are the directors of Marriage and Parenting at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Joel Osteen. Their ministry focus is building families and strengthening marriages through the hope and power of Jesus Christ. Clayton and Ashlee have been married for over 20 years and have two daughters and one son.