FOR Engaged couples and Newlyweds
For a quick Marriage Refresher
For troubled marriages
Marriages are like nuclear reactors.
Your marriage and family will impact people who will live forever. As C.S. Lewis once put it, people are “no mere mortals.” You are both growing into everlasting horrors or infinite splendors.
The stakes are much higher than we realize, because your family is where you make and shape people who will live forever.
We start with your only hope for a Christian marriage: Jesus Christ.
I'll walk you through some of the most important principles for building or rebuilding a strong foundation so you can walk together with your spouse in the Lord.
I'm Toby Sumpter and I've pastored and counseled couples for years.
I married my high school sweetheart, Jenny, and here's a picture to prove it.
We live together with four of the small natives in the smokestack of Idaho. And our days are filled with walks, princesses, baseball, dresses, lacrosse, dates, coffee, and antics of all sorts.
I've written some books, blogs, and I preach at Christ Church, conferences, and weddings, which you can find here or at the bottom of this page.
Looking for gifts for young couples?
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Includes space to write answers to the discussion questions, key takeaways, highlights, Study the Word questions, and a written activity for each chapter.
"Bold in the face of today's secularized society"
Biblical, easy to read, and bold in the face of today's secularized society in America! Anyone who calls themselves a Christian could learn something from Pastor Toby's book
"Different . . . Bold . . . Punchy"
I'm prejudiced against modern Christian authors. What passes for Christian witness today is typically so tepid and risk-averse as to put me instantly to sleep. Thankfully this book is different. It's bold. It's punchy. It's iconoclastic. And all in the name of Jesus, regeneration, and Christian militancy.
Be prepared to be offended, be prepared to repent, be prepared to glorify God with fresh eyes. Thoroughly enjoyed every chapter, even the painful parts that brought me to my knees.
It's an unflinching exposition of aspects of the gospel with enough specific, painful details to make just about everyone uncomfortable. And then to give both the big answer - what Jesus has done and is doing - and the small answer - what we now do.
"For long-time Christians"
For long-time Christians, this one cuts. You will be motivated to action. The instruction is always scripturally-backed, but it brings fresh insight on how the contemporary Christian needs to interact with the culture.