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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship by getting real about your goals—based on the viral, multi-million-view sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex

“No matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer.”—Levi Lusko

Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard on the topic, Michael Todd’s honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions of people in all seasons of life around the world. Now, in Relationship Goals, Michael tells his own story of heartache and healing, unpacks explosive truths from God’s Word, and tells it to you straight to help you win at relationships in every part of your life.

Where did the idea for relationships come from in the first place? Does God really care who I hang out with? Is it even possible to avoid relational train wrecks? From his plan for intentional dating to handling break-ups well to doing family instead of just being in a family, Michael tackles the questions we all have about relational success.

As he candidly examines our most common pitfalls in relationships and the start-today ways to get past them, Michael helps you align your longings with God’s awesome desires for your life. Now, that’s a good relationship goal.

Praise

“The way God has moved this message like wildfire to millions of people speaks volumes about its value. There is no turnkey or quick fix to having rich relationships. With down-to-earth honesty, Michael Todd not only gives you a vision for what your relationships could look like, but he also gives you the road map to get you there.”—Levi Lusko, lead pastor of Fresh Life Church and bestselling author

“Michael Todd is one of my favorite preachers. He is a great man of God. I am so proud of him, and I am so glad he wrote this much-needed book about relationships. I know you’ll love his authentic, personal, and engaging way of explaining how relationships work best when we do them God’s way. Using principles from God’s Word, this book will help you learn how to have better and more intimate relationships with your friends, your spouse, and, most important, with God!”—Robert Morris, founding lead senior pastor of Gateway Church and bestselling author of The Blessed Life, Beyond Blessed, and Take the Day Off

“We are often encouraged to practice what we preach. However, I think it’s also important to preach what we practice. This is exactly what Mike and Natalie Todd have done. They have taken their lumps and transformed them into lessons. They have taken their pain and turned it into purpose. They have taken their mistakes and turned them into ministry. They have taken their blessings and turned them into a book. If you are looking for a blueprint to a blessed relationship, this book is for you.”—Dr. Dharius Daniels, lead pastor of Change Church and author of Relational Intelligence

“Mike has been a dear friend since we were twenty years old—just recording music in Tulsa together. As we’ve both moved into ministry, I’ve seen God expand Mike’s reach greatly, but his humility and kindness have never changed with all the public praise. He’s the real deal on and off the stage, and he’s such an exemplary man of God for our generation. The message God has given Mike on relationship goals is one hundred percent fire! It is so important for anyone wanting to build Christ-centered, successful relationships. I’m so thankful for Mike and Natalie not just sharing a message but sharing their lives as a great example for marriage and family!”—Paul Daugherty, lead pastor of Victory in Tulsa, Oklahoma

About Michael Todd

Michael Todd is the lead pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His driving passion is re-presenting God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ. Michael speaks at a variety of influential churches, events, and conferences each year, including Elevation Church, C3 Conference, Lakewood Church, VOUS Conference, Relentless Church, XO Conference, and many others. Michael and his wife, Natalie, have been married since 2010 and live in Tulsa with their three children.

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Product Details

208 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 28, 2020

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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Read the first chapter of Relationship Goals. A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love by getting real about your relationship goals—based on the viral sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex. Realer than the most real conversation you've ever heard in church on the topic, Michael Todd's honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions. Michael believes that relationships are the epicenter of human thriving. All too often, though, we lack the tools or vision to build our relationships on the wisdom and power of God. In other words, it's good to have a goal, but you can't get there without proper aim! By charting a course that candidly examines our most common pitfalls, and by unpacking explosive truths from God's Word, Michael's debut book will transform a trendy hashtag into a future where your most cherished relationships thrive in relational life, hope, and abundance. Now those are real #relationshipgoals.

Press Release

 
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Viral YouTube Sensation Pastor Michael Todd Releases Debut Book
Relationship Goals Based on the Sermon Series
of the Same Name with Over 19 Million Views

A Candid, Inspiring Guide to Finding Lasting Love by Getting Real About Relationship Goals for Dating, Marriage, and Sex
 
“The way God has moved this message like wildfire to millions of people speaks volumes about its value. There is no turnkey or quick fix to having rich relationships. With down-to-earth honesty, Michael Todd not only gives you a vision for what your relationships could look like, but he also gives you the road map to get you there. I’m confident that no matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer.”
 
—Levi Lusko, lead pastor of Fresh Life Church and bestselling author
 
Many people today scroll through photo after photo of happy couples and think, I want a relationship like that! The thing is, those intimate relationships are a mirage—the closer you get to them, the more you realize they aren’t real at all. So, what does a real relationship look like? And how do you get there?
 
Michael Todd, the lead pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK, is a fresh and honest voice resonating with millions of people across the country with his debut book, Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex (WaterBrook, Hardcover), and the companion Relationship Goals Study Guide (WaterBrook, Trade Paper) on April 28, 2020. Todd is convinced that many people lack the tools or vision to build healthy relationships and thus encounter hurt, heartache, and hang-up’s. He believes that with proper aim and the right goal anyone can win at relationships. With biblical wisdom shared in a relevant and progressive manner, he engages readers in a unique conversation that counters today’s cultural norms.   
 
By charting a course that candidly examines people’s most common relationship pitfalls and unpacks God’s Word, Todd hopes to transform a trendy hashtag into a future where the most cherished relationships thrive in relational life, hope, and abundance.
 
Todd takes a look at:
·       How singleness is the most important stage for anyone wanting to be in a relationship
·       What it means to choose intentional dating over recreational dating
·       How to move on from mistakes made in the past
·       Why love gets stronger after marriage
·       What the Bible has to say about sex
·       Why the best friendships have God at the center
 
 
“We live in a world that has more and more relationships and less and less love, more and more sex and less and less intimacy,” says Todd. “When I think about the pain I’ve experienced and have seen others experience from bad relationships, I can’t wait to share what the Bible says about how to do relationships, so that people can minimize the pain and start to benefit from the rewards. To do that, you’ve got to have a goal.”
 
Whether married, single, or “it’s complicated,” aiming for the right targets will make all the difference in finding true satisfaction.
 
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Todd is the lead pastor of Transformation Church (https://transformchurch.us/) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His driving passion is representing God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ. Todd speaks at a variety of influential churches, events, and conferences each year, including Elevation Church, C3 Conference, Lakewood Church, VOUS Conference, Relentless Church, XO Conference, Catalyst Conference, and this past November at Kanye West’s “Jesus is King” event at the Forum in Englewood, CA. He will also be speaking at Bishop T. D. Jakes’s International Leadership Summit in 2021 with Tyler Perry, Keion Henderson, Steven Furtick, and many others.
 
Todd, who has over 53 million total views on his YouTube channels (YouTube: Transformation Church, Re-Present TV), pastors 5,000 people in physical attendance and now—due to the coronavirus—teaches strictly online to 50,000 unique devices and an estimated 115,000 viewers each week with an additional 150,000 views throughout the week. His “Relationship Goals” sermon series has been viewed more than 15 million times. Transformation Church recently purchased the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, where the congregation now meets to accommodate the church’s explosive growth.
 
Todd and his wife, Natalie, have been married since 2010 and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with their three beautiful children: Isabella, Michael Jr., and Ava, affectionately known as “The Todd Squad.”
 
Instagram: @iammiketodd (1M) @wearetransformation (314K)
Facebook: @iammiketodd (773K) @wearetransformation (148K) 
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