Today is “release day” for Staying Power: Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst—the first book Gene and I have written together, along with Dave & Cindy Lambert.
With COVID-19 keeping us from speaking engagements, we need your help with getting the word out about this book. You can order here. The book is also available wherever books are sold.
This book is about what every couple will experience when outside circumstances and stressors try to deteriorate and weaken, if not destroy, their marriage. Whether it’s a child’s rebellion, infertility, chronic illness, or a financial tragedy, even couples who have been together for decades must be able to weather these storms.
We had no idea that we’d be in the middle of COVID-19 when this book was released. Most of us are working from home; some of you are homeschooling your kids—very unexpectedly; all of us face challenges in our marriages during this crisis that we never expected—and Gene and I are praying that this book will be of great help to you.
The book offers practical insights, real-life illustrations, and thought-provoking questions to help couples thrive in any situation. Staying Power helps couples to face some of life’s most difficult issues and offers guidance on a variety of topics, including how to:
- handle anger creatively, forgive freely, and persevere together
- nurture one another in powerful ways
- learn new techniques for connecting both verbally and nonverbally
- get help now—with 13 crisis help sheets in the back of the book
This book addresses the choices, practices, and principles that can make a marriage stronger when faced with the types of crises that come from outside the marriage through no choice of the husband or wife — life crises that we all are hit with at some point.
Author Liz Curtis Higgs says:
“This powerful book is, in a word, real. No simple platitudes or pat answers here. You’ll find real people filled with real emotions sharing real situations and offering real solutions. Every pastor, counselor, teacher, and therapist needs this resource on their shelves. The crisis help sheets alone are a gold mine of information. Even happily married, no-problems-at-our-house couples should read Staying Power for the many practical ideas for strengthening communication skills with your spouse. And for any couple going through life’s most difficult trials, this is the read you need right now. You won’t find wiser, more compassionate friends than Carol, Gene, Cindy, and Dave. Their sound, biblical direction will help you and your marriage partner press through the hard times and emerge stronger than ever. Whatever unexpected challenge has landed on your doorstep, Staying Power has the answers you’ve been looking for.”
Thank you for your help with letting people know that Staying Power is available now. If you’d like to read Chapter 1 of the book before purchasing, go to www.thestayingpowerbook.com. We appreciate you!
If you’d like to order autographed copies for you or for friends, please call Gene at 586-481-7661. The retail price is $16.99, but we’re offering it for 30% off retail, making it $11.90 each, plus $4.00 shipping in any quantity to the same address. (USA only)
Question: What is the biggest challenge your marriage or family is facing since you began “sheltering-in” due to the coronavirus?