“In sickness and in health” is one of the most important vows a couple can make to one another. Even when we are at our weakest physically, our marriage can be at its strongest if we’ll lean on God and on each other.
Authors Dave and Ashley Willis experienced the beauty that can arise from a crisis after Dave’s father endured serious health challenges. The bonds of his parents’ marriage were tested like never before. Through it all, Dave’s mom acted with tenderness and grace. And when their season of struggle ended, his parents said, “We never want to go through that again, but our marriage and our faith are stronger because of it.”
His parents’ journey inspired Dave and Ashley to consider how they might build a relationship capable of growing stronger in the face of difficulty. They’re with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Improving Your Health to Strengthen Your Marriage” to help couples get healthy – in mind, body, and spirit – and to make the most of every moment in their marriage.
Dave and Ashley are part of the team at XO Marriage, a ministry that aims to build stronger, Christ-centered marriages. Their book, Naked and Healthy: Uncover the Lifestyle Your Mind, Body, Spirit, and Marriage Need, is available for a gift of any amount. Visit our website for more information.
While you’re online, why not take a few moments to try our free Marriage Assessment online tool? It will help you quickly determine what’s working well in your relationship and identify areas where you may need some improvement.
And if you’re in a challenging season of marriage, give one of our counselors a call. It would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).