• Making Your Marriage a Fortress

  • Strengthening Your Marriage to Withstand Life's Storms
  • By: Gary Thomas
  • Narrated by: Gary Thomas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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The wisdom and insight every couple needs to keep your marriage together when the trials of life threaten to rip it apart and how you can fortify your marriage ahead of time.

Every marriage will face disaster. Illness or cancer. Job loss or financial burdens. Addiction. Anxiety. Infidelity. Loss of faith. It's not a question of if your marriage will face trials. It's a question of when.

Whether you've been married for five years or fifty, your marriage will either become part of the problem or part of the solution, and it's within your power to ensure your marriage is prepared for those seasons, is a place of refuge and safety throughout those seasons, and can recover well after those seasons.

In Making Your Marriage a Fortress, Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, guides you and your spouse in building a marriage that can withstand any storm or difficult season. In this book, you will . . .

  • Discover helpful and practical principles to protect your marriage from any struggle
  • Learn to detect the warning signs of trouble and how to act on them
  • Understand how the state of your marriage is magnified during a crisis and how to improve it
  • Be encouraged through stories from Gary's marriage, as well as others, that you and your spouse are not alone
  • Gain spiritual insight about God's view of marriage and how to live it out in all circumstances—for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, till death do you part

Every marriage will face setbacks and seasons of disappointment, but this book will help you keep your marriage strong before and after a setback happens.

©2022 Gary Thomas (P)2022 Zondervan

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What a great book

Gary does a wonderful job of bringing clarity to many topics in marriage. I appreciate the view given from different couples situations. With Godly recommendations and advice. Every marriage can benefit from this book. Thankful for Gary’s heart for marriages.

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Love the writing style

It's not about the problems its about the principles as Gary says! Sooo relatable in each chapter and story. I love the journalists style approach to digging into what makes each of these marriages strong to withhold the trials of life.

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A Must Read for Married Couples

Semper Paratus. Always ready. That’s the Coast Guard motto and the title of the sermon our pastor gave on our wedding day twenty years ago this month. She talked how deeply in love we were that day, but cautioned us to be prepared, semper paratus, for the storms that come. And they do. So timely that this book was released this month!

Life can throw a curveball toward a marriage anytime. I found this book enlightening as Thomas covers a wide range of issues that can negatively impact a marriage. These include the stress and energy of raising children, busyness, in laws, boundaries, emotional and physical affairs, coping with the death of a child, loss of health, career, business travel, deployments, pornography, financial loss, loss of home and more.

I found the book an easy listen, engaging, and finished it in just over a day. Thomas shares examples of issues real life couples have faced and have overcome, or found ways to cope in the storm. It’s inspiring and a great book to have in your toolbox when those storms arise. I’ll be more prepared having read this book. Recommend for married couples at any stage.

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  • 11-18-22

good discussion topic

This book got me thinking and talking to my partner about some really deep and healthy subjects.
It is encouraging, has helpful tips for both men and women to improve on with out pulling you down for not already doing them.
Unlike some other books on marriage it makes you feel like that you are going to succeed instead of just saying try harder in tells you how to get help from God and encourages you to keep trying when it's hard, you will make it!