Catching Foxes: A Gospel-Guided Journey to Marriage by John Henderson
In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparationhelping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get to know your own heart and expectations. Many threats to a marriage can be identified even before the wedding takes place. Even better, God's gospel provides the means of overcoming them.
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Finally a premarital book that cuts the fluff and delivers biblically sound preparation that paves the way toward a Christ-centered marriage. Brilliantly laid out, Catching Foxes provides couples the opportunity to engage with each other and mentors in honest conversation about vital topics. Faithful to Scripture, each page is packed with solid direction that will both challenge and excite couples to build their marriage according to God's plan. I consider this book an outstanding road map to a God-honoring marriage.--Eliza Huie, Counselor, Life Counseling Center
I am grateful to the Lord for John's work in helping couples who are entering into marriage. John with his many years of pastoral and counseling experience prepares couples for the covenant they are entering into by continuously pointing them back to the reason for marriage - The glory of God. The questions in the book are practical, but more importantly John focuses on how each individual heart is corrupted by their own desires and how the Gospel of Jesus Christ redeems and helps couples from overly focusing on one another to savoring Christ. I am thankful for his work and how it has aided many of our couples in our premarital ministry at The Village Church.--Rachael Rosser, Counselor, North Texas Christian Counseling
One of the most crucial decisions in life is the decision to get married. The importance and necessity of preparing well for marriage cannot be overstated. Both weak and broken marriages litter the aisles of the average church. Over the past several years, John Henderson's Catching Foxes has been one of our go-to resources for all pre-marriage counseling. John helps you truly understand your new covenant together and the impact of the gospel for daily living. His interactive study guide provides you many opportunities to discover each other, learn relevant biblical truth, and build a rich foundation for your new life together.--Kevin Carson, Pastor, Sonrise Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri; Biblical Counseling Professor and Department Chair, Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri
Our church has been using this book for years to help couples, young and old, work through a gospel-centered view of marriage. I've yet to find another book that is as biblical and as helpful at engaging the heart when it comes to this topic.--Matt Chandler, Lead Teaching Pastor, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas