According to author/pastor Dr. Paul Chappell, marriage may not be perfect but every Christian couple can learn to enjoy their partnerships the way God intended them to be.
Chappell and his wife Terrie tackle this topic in their new book, “Are We There Yet?: Marriage — A Perfect Journey for Imperfect Couples,” which the couple describes as a travel guide of sorts for a God-centered marriage.
“Whether married for one day or 50 years, nearly every couple has figured out that marriage is not easy,” said Paul. “Sometimes, couples spend more time hammering out the details of a summer vacation than focusing on their commitment to each other.
“It takes work, but marriage can be fun and fulfilling too, especially when God is at the center and guiding every twist and turn along life’s journey.”
In “Are We There Yet?” the Chappells share biblical principles and personal illustrations that they say will help to equip couples to travel down the road of marriage. Whether newlyweds or married for decades, husbands and wives will learn new ways to clarify their destination, communicate their needs to one another, grow as a couple and even shed some baggage along the way.
“Most people get married with the assumption that marriage itself is a destination,” said Paul. “Rather than being an island of unending bliss, marriage is more like a long road trip — the kind of road trip where you are excited for the destination, love the memories along the way and sometimes get annoyed with aspects of the journey.”
Chappell, senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church, is the author of over two dozen books. His preaching can be heard on “Daily in the Word,” a national radio program.
Among his other books are: “Disciple: Daily Truths from the Gospel of Luke for Followers of Jesus,” “Take it Personally: A Practical Guide to Owning and Obeying the Great Commission,” “When a Nation Turns Its Back to God: Living as a Bible-Believing Minority in the United States of America” and “Making Home Work: Biblical Principles for Raising Children and Building Families,” to name a few.
Terrie leads the ladies’ ministry at Lancaster Baptist Church and also is a conference speaker.
“Are We There Yet?” will officially be released in October. Pre-orders are available now at www.arewetheretetbook.com.
For more information, visit www.paulchappell.com or www.lancasterbaptist.org, or connect with the church via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Vimeo.