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Something is wrong with our culture’s understanding of marriage. In a world where marriages end and families split, what does God say about relationships? And what does the Bible teach about maintaining healthy marriages and reconciling broken families?

The 19-volume B&H Marriage and Family Collection offers you the tools to help your marriage and your family not merely survive—but flourish. The books in this collection provide practical relationship advice, all from a biblical perspective. You’ll learn about wise parenting, love and sex, wedding planning, dealing with divorce, and caring for aging parents. And you’ll get it all from the best Christian counselors and most experienced pastors.

Whether you find yourself in a healthy relationship or whether your family is tearing itself apart—the B&H Marriage and Family Collection can help you mend fractured relationships and strengthen existing ones. Give your marriage and your family the chance to thrive with the practical advice and rich wisdom offered by the most seasoned counselors the Church has to offer.

The most pressing marriage and family issues of our time require urgent advice from Christian pastors and counselors. That makes the B&H Marriage and Family Collection a vital tool for pastors, teachers, parents, and children—and anyone seeking advice for restoring and maintaining healthy relationships.

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  • Contributions from top counselors and pastors
  • A biblical perspective on marriage and family issues
  • Practical insight for both strong and broken marriages and families
  • Title: B&H Marriage and Family Collection
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Volumes: 19
  • Pages: 4,710
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1001 Ways to Introduce Your Child to the Bible

  • Author: Kathie Reimer
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 316
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There is no higher calling than to teach your child about God and his Word. Kathie Reimer has written the ultimate guide in 1001 Ways to Introduce Your Child to the Bible. Included is a brief synopsis of each book of the Bible and the major people, places, stories, and Scriptures from each book. Added to that are hundreds of activities to make learning fun and informative. Each chapter closes with a devotional thought for parents and teachers. With tips for adults and 1001 fun learning activities for children, this book is an invaluable resource for helping children hide God’s Word in their heart.

When my children were growing up, I was always looking for ways to share God’s Word with them so they could understand and remember it. Kathie’s book is so helpful by offering practical, fun, and easy ways to do this. In this book she is able to make learning the Bible very easy for everyone.

—Dennis Raney, spokesman and author, Campus Crusade’s Today’s Family Life

Once again Kathie Reimer has gathered up her insights and gifts as a pastor’s wife, mother, and noted Bible teacher to help us as parents to put a ‘sweet taste’ in the mouths of our children for the things of God.

—Dr. Jay Strack, Evangelist, President, and Founder of Student Leadership University, and author of Good Kids Who Do Bad Things

Aging Gracefully: Keeping the Joy in the Journey

  • Author: David L. Petty
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 147

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Sooner or later, you realize it. You are getting older. But that realization is only the beginning. How you handle this reality is what’s important to making these years all they are meant to be. This is what David Petty will help you do. Aging Gracefully shares his passion to equip you with tools that can make this stage of your life all that God intends.

Petty, a retired professional gerontologist, delves into the intricacies of aging changes that affect the whole person. He encourages the philosophy of adaptation to change, using God’s good gift of human resiliency, while addressing such questions as “Why do humans age?”, “Who is a typical old person?”, and “How is it possible to enjoy, rather than to fear, growing older?” as well as financial issues.

Aging Gracefully will help you seek God’s will and his kingdom even more in every stage of your life.

David L. Petty earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and is currently Regent’s Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stephen F. Austin State University. Retired, he currently resides with his wife in Glorieta, New Mexico.

Better Love Now

  • Authors: Tommy Nelson and David Delk
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 224

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In Better Love Now, best-selling author Tommy Nelson helps husbands and wives in any season of marriage improve the state of their sacred union by addressing these six areas:

  1. Priorities
  2. Communication
  3. Life Together
  4. Family Life
  5. Respect
  6. Sex

With wisdom and necessary frankness, he guides men and women through each topic, looking closely and candidly at the expectations and assumptions they both bring into their marriage. Together in this less vulnerable setting, couples can put any issue that might need improvement on the table, begin to better understand one another, and soon achieve escalated romance and relationship rewards.

Your marriage was made to be a lifelong love affair. Take a step toward better love now!

Tommy Nelson is one of the most gifted Bible teachers in America.

—Steve Farrar, Men’s Leadership Ministries

Tommy Nelson, a dynamic tracher and communicator of God's word, is a senior pastor of Denton Bible Church—one of the largest churches in the Dallas, Texas, area.

Conquering Depression: A 30-Day Plan to Finding Happiness

  • Authors: Mark A. Sutton and Bruce Hennigan
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 210

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Happiness seems forever elusive as people look for the more abundant life but seem unable to find it. Depression can be a much-misunderstood disease, yet there are vast numbers of Christian men and women who are looking for help with this problem.

With an interest stemming from their own experiences, Mark Sutton and Dr. Bruce Hennigan take an approach to overcoming life’s difficulties that is grounded in both spiritual and medical principles. Conquering Depression provides step-by-step encouragement and instruction to manage and win over depression.

Mark Sutton is the author of Thirty Days to Better Marriage, and he has been a contributing author to other books. He teaches marriage seminars nearly every month across the country. He currently resides in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Bruce Hennigan is a Christian physician, a gifted playwright, and the author of Montana Holmes, a book of plays. Hennigan currently makes his home in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Covenant Marriage: Building Communication and Intimacy

  • Author: Gary D. Chapman
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 224

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Whether you are in a healthy, loving, and affirming relationship or you are in a marriage that is holding on by a thread, the keys to survival and enrichment are the same. Strengthening your marriage means improving the crucial aspects of your relationship—communication and intimacy.

Gary D. Chapman is one of the premiere experts on marriage and relationships. His books, including The Five Love Languages, have helped millions around the world. He can help you gain practical skills for developing communication and intimacy in your marriage. Whether your marriage is on a mountain top or on the rocks, few things are more important than developing a covenant marriage relationship that mirrors the covenant of God’s relationship with his people.

Gary D. Chapman has emerged as one of the premiere authors and speakers on marriage and relationships. Dr. Chapman received a B.A. from Wheaton College, an M.A. from Wake Forest University, and a M.R.E. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gary and his wife Karolyn live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he is the senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. His books, including The Five Love Languages, which has sold millions of copies around the world, are available from Logos in the 7-volume Five Love Languages Collection.

Getting Ready for a Lifetime of Love: Six Steps to Prepare for a Great Marriage

  • Author: C. Michael Smith
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 80

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You’ve found the life partner you’ve always dreamed of. Maybe you’ve even bought the rings, found the dress, hired a caterer, and sent out the invitation.

But are you sure you’re ready for marriage? Have you done everything you can to get ready for a lifetime of love?

This guide can help you be absolutely certain. The interactive questions will encourage you and your future spouse to talk now about what you expect from each other, what you hope for as a couple, and how God intended marriage to be.

Combining scriptural guidance with practical applications, Getting Ready for a Lifetime of Love encourages you to shape your marriage according to biblical values. By exploring the natural differences between the sexes and addressing important issues of intimacy from a Christian perspective, Pastor Mike Smith will help you avoid the pitfalls and perils young couples often experience, and replace them with an ever-satisfying, ever-loving marriage relationship.

Key Features Included

  • Answers on how men and women communicate differently
  • Guidance on whether or not to pool your finances
  • Scriptural guidelines for a successful marriage
  • Steps to a wonderfully memorable and enjoyable wedding ceremony

C. Michael Smith is a seasoned adviser and youth pastor who has helped hundreds of couples with his premarital counseling ministry. In 1981, he received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Currently, Mike, his wife Rinda, and their three children live in Franklin, Tennessee, where he serves as the Associate Pastor of Christ Community Church.

God on Sex: The Creator’s Ideas about Love, Intimacy, and Marriage

  • Author: Daniel Akin
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 291

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God has much to say about sex. As the creator of sex, God understands this good gift, and he has imparted to us his plan for enjoying great sex. This book features the entire text of Song of Songs from the Holman Christian Standard Bible and is a popular, verse-by-verse treatment of God’s marriage manual. God on Sex examines popular misconceptions about marriage and sex, and it exposes their shortcomings in the light of God’s design, intention, and blessings for this vital dimension of life.

This is the scripturally grounded, exciting, and spiritual book pastors and counselors need for families who desire that even their most intimate moments with each other will be an anthem of praise to our God.

—Paige Patterson, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina

In God on Sex you will fully discover God’s plan and purpose for the gift of love and delight in the joys of wholesome, Christ-honoring romantic relationship.

—Jack Graham, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas

This is a book everyone who really cares about love and marriage will want to read.

—Tom Elliff, Pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, Oklahoma; and Chairman, Southern Baptist Council on Family Life

Daniel Akin is Dean at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife Charlotte were married in 1978 and are the parents of four sons.

Parenting from Your Strengths: Understanding Strengths and Valuing Differences in Your Home

  • Authors: Rodney Cox, Eric Tooker, and John Trent
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 108

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When it comes to parenting, it’s better to be abnormal. It’s true—because the majority of parents today have no plan for how they will raise their children. Sure, they may take childbirth classes and confer at length on paint colors for the nursery, but how much focused time do couples spend actually talking to each other about the best way to raise a child socially, spiritually, and otherwise?

According to popular research, not much at all.

Parenting from Your Strengths counters that trend by getting parents on the same page, no matter where they’ve been or how old their children are now. The authors present an easy four-step plan, coupled with an amazingly accurate personality test that will begin to transform your God-given household in a way that encourages every family member. When we understand each person’s strengths and learn to value his or her differences, home life and life in general are greatly improved.

John Trent, Ph.D. is co-founder of Insights International and has authored and co-authored many bestselling books, including Leading from Your Strengths, The 2-Degree Difference, The Blessing, The Two Sides of Love (Gold Medallion winner), LifeMapping, and Love for All Seasons. Dr. Trent has been a featured guest on radio and television programs such as Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Charles Swindoll’s “Insight for Living,” and many more.

Rodney Cox is president and co-founder of Insights International and has coauthored the Leading From Your Strengths series of books. These books have impacted pastors, staffs, and relationships worldwide. Rodney has delivered the transformational truths of Leading From Your Strengths in speaking engagements and workshops both nationally and internationally. He is now engaged in the full-time work of equipping people to lead from their strengths.

Eric Tooker serves as general counsel to Insights International; he is the co-author of the Leading From Your Strengths series of books. He currently devotes his time to helping the Leading From Your Strengths message reach as many people as possible.

Parenting with Kingdom Purpose

  • Authors: Ken Hemphill and Richard Ross
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 164

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Children are a constant reminder of God’s goodness. In that light, Christian parents are called to celebrate and nurture the unique personality traits and talents of each precious one with a gracious and eternal perspective.

Yet studies indicate seventy percent of teenagers from evangelical homes will drop out of church within two years after high school graduation. What the world has to offer will win their closer attention.

Parenting with Kingdom Purpose looks at Bible teaching and the recent National Study of Youth and Religion to shape a fresh approach to raising children that will cut through the chaos of modern life and bring families closer to each other and the Lord.

Ken Hemphill is national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth, a joint initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources. His Ph.D. degree is from Cambridge University. He is the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has written a number of books including The Prayer of Jesus and Empowering Kingdom Growth.

Richard Ross is co-founder of the True Love Waits campaign. A veteran author and youth pastor for over thirty years, Ross has a Ph.D. in youth ministry and has appeared on NBC’s Today, Nightline with Ted Koppel, ABC Evening News, CNN Headline News, 48 Hours, and 20/20.

Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation: Four Views

  • Editor: Michael Anthony
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2007/li>
  • Pages: 286

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Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation presents in counterpoint form the four major views on how faith is cultivated in children and their respective methods of Christian education with a goal of clarifying which one is most faithful to Scripture. A prominent representative within each category writes his or her corresponding main chapter, and all contributors respond to all presented viewpoints.

Views and methods detailed here include the Contemplative-Reflective Model (cultivating a quiet, worshipful spirit), Instructional-Analytical Model (involving child evangelism and Bible memorization), Pragmatic-Participatory Model (focusing on high-energy activities, often seen in megachurches), and the Media-Driving Active-Engagement Model (using a video-based curriculum with limited teacher training).

Contributors to Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation include:

  • Scottie May
  • Gregory C. Carlson and John K. Crupper
  • Trisha Graves
  • Tim Ellis, Bill Baumgart, and Greg Carper

Michael J. Anthony is Professor of Christian Education at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School and has authored several books on Christian education. Anthony lives in Irvine, California.

Raising Dad

  • Authors: Thom S. Rainer and Art Rainer
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 212

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All parents will tell you they learn as much from their children as their children learn from them. This truth is poignantly captured in Raising Dad by father-son authors Thom and Art Rainer.

It was Art’s idea to write, from a grown-up child’s perspective, this memoir of the successful parenting he has received firsthand. Inviting his father Thom to add a postscript to each reflection, another tender truth emerged: Dad’s memories of his own performance aren’t always as rose-colored, but the pride for his sons shines ever bright.

As pure and honest as a game of toss in the backyard, their back-and-forth delivery gives those who read the book great inspiration to never stop growing and learning as parents, whether their children are newborns, teenagers, or adults.

All told, Raising Dad shares unforgettable lessons about faith, love, friendship, honesty, commitment, priorities, and more—all the things that matter most in life between parents and children.

Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. His previous books include The Bridger Generation and the best-selling Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Art Rainer is the middle son of Thom and Nellie Jo Rainer and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Now working on his MBA, he lives with his wife, Sarah, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential

  • Author: Zan Tyler
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 238

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Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as a place where true education occurs and where learning best flourishes. Her in-the-trenches experience as a home school mother and advocate clearly show that children raised with a strong Christian worldview are well-equipped to become outstanding citizens, professionals, and more. In Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential, Zan presents a key list of biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise dynamic and successful children who love the Lord and one another.

If you can only read one homeschooling book this year, make it this one. You will never look at your task the same again.

—Christine Field, The Old Schoolhouse magazine

Zan Tyler is the Home School Resource and Media Consultant for Broadman & Holman Publishers and the Home School Editor for LifeWay. She has been a homeschooling mother, lobbyist, political strategist, and media spokesperson since 1984. Zan and her husband founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990, and she served as its president for ten years. Tyler co-authored Anyone Can Home School with Dr. Terry Dorian, and her work has also appeared in the prestigious Peabody Journal of Education and the Home School Court Report. She has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric.

The Complete Book of Christian Parenting and Child Care: A Medical and Moral Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy Children

  • Authors: Martha Sears and Dr. William Sears
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 608

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“The main goal of this book,” writes Dr. William and Martha Sears, “is to help parents achieve what we believe are the three primary goals of Christian parenting: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to lead your child to Christ.”

As the parents of eight, this husband and wife team—he an acclaimed pediatrician and she a registered nurse—has extensive first-hand experience in guiding the physical, emotional, and spiritual development of children. This all-encompassing book combines a solid biblical worldview with a medical professional’s understanding of childhood and family development on topics.

William Sears, M.D., one of America’s most renowned pediatricians, trained at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital and the University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children’s hospital in the world, where he was Associate Professor of Pediatrics. A pediatrician for twenty-five years, he currently practices pediatrics in San Clemente, California. He is the father of eight children, the author of more than twenty-two books, a frequent writer for Parenting and Babytalk magazines, and a frequent guest on national television shows such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Donahue, and The 700 Club.

Martha Sears, R.N., mother of eight children, is co-author of many of the Sears’ books, a former childbirth educator, currently a lactation and parenting consultant and a frequent speaker on parenting issues.

The Counsel of Heaven on Earth: Foundations for Biblical Christian Counseling

  • Author: Ian F. Jones
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 250

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More than twenty-five years as a graduate educator and active counselor have taught author Ian Jones the importance of knowing the basic components and understanding the direction and purpose of competent counseling. But he also believes what matters most for any counseling practice is a solid biblical foundation.

In The Counsel of Heaven on Earth, Jones explains the essential features of biblical Christian counseling. Instead of engaging in formal theory building or systematic counseling strategies, he clearly shows how the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, provides counselors with the blueprint for developing an effective counseling ministry.

Ian F. Jones, Ph.D. was born in Sydney, Australia. With degrees in sociology, Christian ethics, psychology and counseling, and religion, he now chairs the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Healthy Marriage Handbook: Solid Answers to More Than 200 Questions That Will Strengthen and Enhance Your Marriage

  • Editor: Louise A. Ferrebee
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 320

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Marriage is an adventure with lots of unknowns. Every couple will have plenty of questions about how to successfully weave two lives into one. And yet, when it comes to asking questions about the most personal, intimate human relationship we’ll ever have, we often become ineffectively reserved.

Why this hesitancy, even though we often desperately want answers? Revealing the nitty-gritty concerns and insecurities we have about our marriages takes a kind of vulnerability most of us fail to express. And so we continue to drift along—learning by trial and error and hoping for the best.

That’s where The Healthy Marriage Handbook comes in. Here are the answers to more than 200 confidential, personal questions that real people asked the editors of Marriage Partnership. It’s almost like having a trusted, wise couple come alongside—ready at a moment’s notice to help you safely clear the inevitable hurdles husbands and wives encounter on the road to marital happiness. The advice is time-tested, offered with compassion and understanding, and, most importantly, based on the counsel of God’s Word, the Bible. Indeed, it is only upon this rock that marriage can become what God intends.

Louise A. Ferrebee has served as Associate Editor of Marriage Partnership, a Christianity Today International publication that has served the needs of married couples for more than ten years. Among the contributors are David and Claudia Garland, R. Kent Hughes, Bill Hybels, Melissa and Louis McBurney, Les Parrott, Clifford and Joyce Penner, Lewis Smedes, Charles Swindoll, John Trent, H. Norman Wright, and Philip Yancey.

The Minirth Guide for Christian Counselors

  • Author: Frank B. Minirth
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 208

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Christian counseling involves the integration of faith and medicine, and Dr. Frank Minirth, qualified in the fields of medicine, theology, and counseling, has represented the epitome of the discipline.

The Minirth Guide for Christian Counselors is a comprehensive resource for those who counsel from the Scriptures, providing analysis of the four most common emotional obstacles in counseling, and presenting biblical solutions. This book also examines why Christians suffer breakdowns and how Christian counselors can offer uniquely effective help.

The Minirth Guide for Christian Counselors also includes a comprehensive collection of the most commonly needed and most helpful forms used in counseling such as billing and insurance forms, confidentiality statements, consent forms for mentoring, appointment sheets, forms for release of information, evaluation forms, commonly needed phone numbers, and more.

What James Dobson became to the Christian family, Frank Minirth became to Christian counseling.

—William J. Petersen, in his article, “Forty Milestones in Christian Retailing”

Frank B. Minirth, Ph.D., M.D., is a diplomat of both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Forensic Medicine. He holds doctoral degrees in both theology and medicine. Dr. Minirth has been in private practice in the Dallas area since 1975. He has degrees from Arkansas State University, Arkansas School of Medicine, and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is president of the Minirth Clinic, P.A., in Richardson, Texas, and consultant to the Minirth Christian Program at Green Oaks Behavior Healthcare Services. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Pastoral Ministries and Counseling Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Minirth is heard nationally on radio and television, and he has authored or co-authored approximately sixty books, including the best-sellers Happiness Is a Choice, Love is a Choice, and Love Hunger.

The Power of a Loving Man

  • Author: Jeff Jernigan
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 223

It may not sound macho, but the world needs men who will love in ways that bring positive change to everything they touch. The Power of a Loving Man affirms both masculinity and sensitivity as part of being made in God’s image, and bravely embraces and applies the teachings found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, helping men learn to love as God intended. As a result, families, friendships, marriages, and lives can be greatly strengthened forever.

Jeff Jernigan has been an internationally published author since 1983 including books, articles, and seminars. He has had extensive publishing and editorial experience with NavPress, Focus on the Family and Minirth Meier New Life Clinics. Jeff has served as a PEACE small group leader and adjunct instructor in several Saddleback Community Church ministries and continues to provide leadership in church development. Jeff and his wife Nancy own the Hidden Value Group Literary Agency and Jeff is the Senior Pastor of West Community Friends Church in Corona, California.

The Two Shall Become One: A Wedding Manual

  • Author: Jim Henry
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 226

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Over the last two decades, The Pastor’s Wedding Manual has become an indispensible guide for planning and performing weddings. This updated edition recaptures the timeless suggestions of the original manual but also offers fresh ideas and contemporary suggestions. Timely issues are addressed—such as premarital interviews, wedding coordinators, and the order of the service—as well as new perspectives on traditional facets of wedding planning—rehearsals, vows, and music. Also included are entire wedding ceremonies, both traditional and contemporary, that can be edited or used in their totality.

Written from a pastor’s perspective, The Two Shall Become One reaffirms the sanctity and meaning of marriage. Wedding participants are encouraged to embrace and celebrate all the joy and wonderment represented by the wedding ceremony.

Jim Henry, senior pastor of 10,000-member First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, has been a pastor for forty years. Dr. Henry, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, serves as the Chairperson of the Baptist Worthy Study Commission of the Baptist World Alliance and as an advisor on the Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad of the U.S. Department of State. He is the author of five books, including The Pastor’s Wedding Manual and In Remembrance of Me.

When the Vow Breaks: A Survival and Recovery Guide for Christians Facing Divorce

  • Author: Joseph Warren Kniskern
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 375

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Maybe your marriage is finished—but God isn’t.

Contrary as it is to God’s ideal, and hard as it is for many Christians to accept, divorce is a harsh and potentially devastating reality. What can you do as a Christian when facing your own divorce? Or how can you help someone else who’s going through one? When the Vow Breaks is a valuable resource, written by a Christian who has lived through an unwanted divorce himself.

In this sensitive yet extremely comprehensive guide—revised and updated after many years of ministering hope to thousands—attorney Joseph Warren Kniskern describes the emotional aspects of his own failed marriage, while also providing a thorough study of what the Bible says about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. More importantly, he shows how God can and does continue to work in people’s lives, even in the aftermath of divorce.

In When the Vow Breaks, you’ll discover a wealth of professional insight, including:

  • How to seek reconciliation
  • Locating proper counseling
  • Considering separation
  • Finding a good attorney
  • Negotiating settlements and custody issues

With its extensive bibliography and other useful aids, such as sample financial settlement statements and legal correspondence, When the Vow Breaks is a must for anyone facing or recovering from the breakup of marriage.

Joseph Warren Kniskern is an attorney with more than thirty-two years of experience who has based his approach to legal issues solidly on Scripture throughout his career. He is affiliated with the Christian Legal Society and has been cited in Who’s Who in American Law. He is also author of Making a New Vow: A Christian Guide to Remarriage and Blending Families and currently resides with his wife, Cheryl, and their son Chase in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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