Going All the Way
Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance
Aug 16, 2011 | 240 Pages
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About Going All the Way
What do you do if you want a marriage that doesn’t just survive, but thrives? That doesn’t just begin romantically but ends magnificently?
Answer: You do something different.
You’ve seen marriages fail time and again. Even relationships you thought were bulletproof don’t last–or maybe worse—fade away to a cold, gray lovelessness. It’s no wonder that for today’s generation, “getting what you want” is often a substitute for love, and disillusionment about marriage is the new normal.
But you can have a long-term, love-blessed marriage. Whether you’re still considering it, are about to be wed, or have been married for a while and want to make changes, Love, Sex & Happily Ever After delivers an infusion of hope. Author Craig Groeschel clearly and honestly lays out the choices and commitments you can make now to change the way you think and act—to build the relationship you want for the rest of your life.
With an invigorating mix of personal story, practical guidance and biblical truth, Craig invites you into a candid conversation about first dates, sex, communication, integrity, forgiveness, and commitment. Along the way, he shows how you can build a soul-enriching, God-honoring relationship with the one you love…and believe together again in your very own “happily ever after.”
Previously released as Going All the Way
“Craig Groeschel’s practical book should be a mandatory read for anyone who wants to be happily married someday. It is a rare author who can lead you into some very challenging places and have you laughing out loud while he does it.”
Shaunti Feldhahn, nationally syndicated columnist and best-selling author of For Women Only
“Going All the Way clearly illustrates how Jesus Christ is truly the center of every enduring and endearing marriage. I am excited to see this book get published.”
Pastor Mark Driscoll, founder of Mars Hill Church, Seattle
“Whether you are married or single, Going All the Way promises to show you what it takes to succeed in the most important human relationship you can ever be a part of. This book has the potential to not only change the way you view marriage, but also the way our culture treats it.”
Ed Young, Senior Pastor, Fellowship Church, and author of The Creative Marriage
“If you're looking for ‘The One,’ this book will launch you in the right direction. With wit and wisdom, Craig Groeschel will guide you into a gold mine of relational riches.”
Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author of the Every Woman's Battle series and Completely His
“Craig shares real life advice that is practical and biblically based, preparing you for a marriage that will not just survive, but thrive. This book should make it on your reading list.”
Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life
“Craig Groeschel says it like it is. You'll be challenged and encouraged by his honesty and humor.”
Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor, National Community Church, and author of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
“Craig Groeschel is a visionary who is always scanning the horizon to meet needs that most of us have not even begun to envision. His leadership capacity has barely been tapped.”
Dr. Samuel R. Chand, author of Failure: The Womb of Success and Futuring: Leading Your Church Into Tomorrow
“Craig Groeschel truly goes all the way in this entertaining yet poignantly insightful book on preparing for marriage. He digs deep, posing the questions we all have but are afraid to ask, and then answers them–with profound wisdom.”
Bishop Eddie L. Long, Senior Pastor, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and author of It’s Your Time
“In Going All the Way, Craig boldly dives into our culture's many illusions of love and discovers what real love is.”
Dave Gibbons, Lead Pastor of NewSong
“Craig Groeschel is a man that practices what he preaches. I am always excited to pick up his latest book.”
Craig Gross, founder of xxxchurch.com
“Craig fully understands our generation's struggles and fears about making love last and provides practical, hope-filled guidance for imperfect people.”
John Burke, pastor and author of No Perfect People Allowed
From the Hardcover edition.
About Craig GroeschelCRAIG GROESCHEL is the New York Times best-selling author of The Christian Atheist, Weird, and #Struggles. He is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, which he founded in 1996. Craig's creative leadership skills are changing the way church is done worldwide. Life.Church has become one of America's most innovative multi-campus congregations, with over eighty weekend worship experiences at more than fourteen different locations. Craig is a well-known speaker at major conferences like Catalyst, Drive, Willow Creek's The Leadership Summit, National Pastors Conferences and others. He and his wife, Amy, have six children, and share a passion to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
240 pages | Published by Multnomah
On Sale Date: Aug 16, 2011
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 24
Planning for a Marriage That Goes the DistanceClick here to download chapter one of Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After.
I will read anything by Craig. ANYTHING! When I lived in Stillwater, OK I attended Lifechurch. It saved me in so many ways. I remember how we would meet every Sunday in the middle school auditorium. It seemed so small, so quaint. In time, membership grew and we needed our own building. It was HUGE. Sadly, I went through my divorce shortly after and did not get to enjoy that new building for long. When I moved to MI I watched Craig online...
As a pastor who regularly provides premarital counseling as well as marital counseling this book is a great resource. Craig, as always, provides great insight while keeping the reader interested thru personal life experiences. I recommend this book for any pastor who is looking to help couples as they enter into a marriage covenant.
Craig Groeschel is a compelling and gifted writer. In Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance he provides a basic guide for how to prepare for marriage. True to his pastoral nature he covers the issues from a Biblical perspective. I appreciate that he doesn't dodge the hard questions but addresses the real threats and issues that can destroy a marriage before it starts. He writes with a funny though...
In my experience, the Christian world seemingly would like to ignore the topic of sex. There is much emphasis placed on "saving yourself for marriage", but there doesn't really seem to be a lot of discussion past the "don'ts". I feel that it is important to encourage healthy dialogue about sex. I truly believe that having a spiritual foundation is essential to a healthy marriage, but sharing intimacy doesn't necessarily have to be outside...
I have seen so many marriages fall apart. I believe much as to do with not being prepared to be married. It's not always fun and games. The honeymoon will wear off. Craig Groeschel makes an important point. You must find the One before you can find your Two. Jesus must be the center of your life. God first and then spouse second. This may not make you very popular but it will attract the right person into your life. Craig is able to keep...