In the past few months, I have polled you as to what you would like to hear more about and what subjects you would like me to cover. Marriage came up as one of the most popular requests. Marriage can be such a place of blessing and satisfaction and it can also be such a place of disappointment, frustration and hurt. We are all married to sinful, self-absorbed people! I will be writing and speaking more on this subject in the coming months, but I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about this subject with two of my friends who have just released a book about this subject. I pray you will be inspired by this message—to leave a legacy of love and faith through your marriage.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
I have shared with you before that I met Jennifer Smith many years ago, and since then we have cultivated a sweet friendship. She was on the Podcast not too long ago for the Girl’s Club Series and I had the privilege to have her and her husband, Aaron, on the Podcast again, talking about their latest pursuit, their new book, Marriage After God. Enjoy!
Your marriage is unique. God created you and your spouse with thoughtfulness and intentionality. Together, you and your spouse have an incredibly unique marriage that has a significant responsibility in the body of Christ. Every part of the body of Christ is invaluable, and your marriage is no exception. Aaron and Jen want you to know and be reminded daily that “your unique marriage is a gift – not just to the two of you – but to the world!” The way you interact with each other in your marriage, the love you share, reflects the power of the gospel. Your marriage and the purpose you fulfill together directs others’ hearts toward God. You matter and your marriage matters! You and your spouse were not brought together just to experience happily-ever-after, rather, you are a team brought together with a heavenly purpose. What wonderful and exciting news!
You and your spouse were created by God for good works….the question is...what good works are you and your spouse doing together for God? What kind of legacy are you creating that will impact His kingdom? Will your children grow up to know God through the example you are sharing with them? Or will they see you as a hypocrite?
In Marriage After God, Aaron and Jennifer hope to inspire, challenge, and equip husbands and wives to work together in marriage to do good works and to build up God’s kingdom so that He may be glorified. A marriage submitted to God is a mighty tool in the hands of the Almighty. Aaron and Jennifer share personal stories from their own marriage to show the importance of having a biblically based foundation, as well as the extraordinary things that happen when we trust God and say yes to Him. Marriage After God is not just a book, but its a movement of husbands and wives turning their hearts to God and chasing after His will together.
In this Podcast episode, Aaron and Jen share about the uniqueness of the body of Christ and how we all have a purpose and a ministry to fulfill. They also share the importance of friendship in marriage, as well as how having a marriage after God impacts parenting. You are not going to want to miss this one!
You can grab a copy of their new book Marriage After God here.
Aaron & Jennifer Smith have been married for over 12 years, and currently have 4 young children. Ever since they married they have purposed to serve God and build His kingdom together. In 2011 they started blogging to encourage husbands and wives to center their marriage relationship on God. The newest addition to their ever-growing online ministry is their Marriage After God site, podcast, and book. The Marriage After God podcast is published every week. Aaron and Jennifer share candidly and honestly about personal stories of failure and victory in Christ in hopes of encouraging other couples to be used by God for His extraordinary purposes. You can find them on social media @MarriageAfterGod @HusbandRevolution and @Unveiledwife.