“We’ve been searching for a great book to recommend to newlyweds, but have struggled to find one book that covers all of the most important bases. Michelle Peterson has finally written that book! With every page, she skillfully, thoughtfully and practically lays out God’s strategies to help you #staymarried.”
—Jesse & Marisa Butterworth, Pastors of Rain City Church, Bellevue, WA
“This book is a must-read for every couple who wants to get married and stay married. Michelle Peterson weaves scientific research and biblical truth into this collection of easy-to-read and relatable devotions, which in themselves are an easy and fun way for couples to grow deeper in their faith and closer with each other.”
—Rachel Terrill, Ph.D., Professor of Love and Communication, Lebanon, IN
“#staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional is the kind of resource couples are fortunate to discover. Whether you’re gay or straight, Michelle’s heart and wisdom will enrich your marriage with thoughtful and accessible reflections on healthy relationship-building. The weekly devotionals are perfect for couples looking to strengthen their marriage bond.”
—David and Constantino Khalaf, creators of the blog Modern Kinship (daveandtino.com)
“The married couples who have achieved greatness are not just lucky. They were intentional with their time and put effort into their relationship. Michelle’s devotional is raw, authentic, and highly practical for the everyday couple looking for ways to connect. No matter where you’re at in your marriage, this will end up being the go-to resource you’ve been looking for.”
—Casey & Meygan Caston, founders of Marriage365.org
“Marriage is a spiritual path because it invites us to love ourselves, and love someone else better – especially when it is most difficult to do. #staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional helps all couples live the truth of lifelong love, and in so doing, helps each other become the people God calls forth. Just like your love, this devotional is a living companion you can revisit season after season.”
—Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD, associate professor of MFT and sex therapy at Seattle Pacific University, and author of Sex, God, and the Conservative Church- Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy
“It might surprise you to learn that the Bible doesn’t actually say very much about marriage. There’s the bit in Genesis that is then repeated in the New Testament, and then followed by the phrase, ‘this is a profound mystery.’ Michelle Peterson’s reflections are also profound and she does a great job at de-mystifying marriage. Her voice is sincere and winsome and her insights are sure to create meaningful conversation for any couple seeking to become more united.”
—Zach Brittle, LMHC, Couples Therapist and author of The Relationship Alphabet, Seattle, WA
“This book is filled with practical advice on what it takes to create a marriage that beats the odds. Every chapter is a powerful reminder of how small changes in awareness and actions can be the tipping point in any relationship.”
—Dave Nelson, Lead Pastor, Great Lakes Church, Kenosha, WI
“If you’ve ever wondered what people mean when they say, ‘Marriage is a lot of work,’ this book is for you. And this work is the most noble work you’ll ever do.”
—Nate Bagley, Founder of The Loveumentary Podcast, Salt Lake City, UT
About the Author
MICHELLE PETERSON loves love! But once she got married, she realized that love was not something to find, but something to cultivate, nurture, and grow. After witnessing far too many of her dear friends experience the devastating pain of divorce, she set out to understand as much as she could about what it takes to make a marriage last and then to share that knowledge with everyone she knew.
Michelle began as the author of dozens of tweets ending with the hashtag: #staymarried, which evolved into what is now The #staymarried Blog and Podcast on which she works together with her husband to serve hundreds of thousands of couples around the world with her approachable encouragements and research-based tools. Michelle lives with her husband and their three daughters. Learn more at staymarriedblog.com.
“If you’ve ever wondered what people mean when they say, ‘Marriage is a lot of work,’ this book is for you. And this work is the most noble work you’ll ever do.”―Nate Bagley, Founder of The Loveumentary Podcast, Salt Lake City, UTStrong marriages don’t just happen. They require commitment, time, and faith―which can often be difficult to achieve amid the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. But this kind of dedication is essential, not just to getting married, but to staying married.After five years of marriage, Michelle Peterson discovered that many of the couples she knew were separating or getting divorced, and found herself asking a question that would become the foundation of her life’s work: What does it take to stay married? From this question Michelle developed the popular blog and podcast, #staymarried, which has helped hundreds of thousands of couples improve their marriages.#staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional combines everything Michelle has learned in one welcoming and applicable couple’s devotional. In #staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional, scripture-based devotions help you and your spouse work together to strengthen your relationship―to each other and God.In this couple’s devotional, you’ll find:Devotions that require only 30 minutes per week and address everything from finances and arguments to trust and intimacy.Wisdom from the Bible incorporated with up-to-date research from research-based sources such as The Gottman Institute.Inclusive, open-minded guidance that applies to a diverse range of couples.With #staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional, you and your spouse will learn to connect meaningfully and communicate honestly while renewing your shared commitment to your marriage and faith.