In my last Marriage Monday post I wrote about how marriage can get messy, but it's through God's grace that marriage is beautiful. I've been reading Darlene Schacht' new book, Messy Beautiful Love and honestly, I can't tell you enough how this book is anointed to nourish and save marriages. Including my own. To be honest, this is the first book of Darlene's that I was blessed to read. I've read her posts from her Time Warp Wife blog, but reading a book like this is exhilarating, humbling and empowering.
Oh my, I was definitely challenged. This isn't your average Christian marriage book that gives you a cookie cutter outline or even a "everything's coming up roses in your marriage" thesis.
Messy Beautiful Love is raw in all it's gentleness. Sincere in all it's flaws. Real. As real as real gets ladies.
Marriage enrichment is a key to growing a Godly marriage.
On my marriage journey, I have learned, that you never arrive in your relationship. Just when you think you have a great marriage, well . . . watch out. Just when you think you've learned all you need to know about marriage enrichment, don't stop. Just when you think you've been to enough marriage conferences, read enough marriage books to open your own bookstore . . . you haven't done enough.
Growing a Godly marriage is an ongoing process. You can never outgrow or never learn too much. Never say never. :) Darlene's heart felt story of her own marriage journey intertwined with Biblical truths challenged me to be a better wife.
A God-fearing wife. A wife that may not have it all together, but with God's love, I can.
A Forgiven wife. Because God's grace is sufficient for me. It's never too late.
My Husband's Bride. I shine bright in my husband's eyes, when He sees Jesus in me.
Messy Beautiful Love has challenged me to walk in humility. Submitting to God as I submit to my husband. It may not be easy, yet I want to please God first. Through Christ, I can do anything.
Thank you Darlene for following God's call and mission for sharing your story. I know now, that I am not alone. I believe and pray that many women's hearts will be healed and marriages changed when they read this book, all for the glory of God!
Women in the Word, we will be doing a book study on Messy Beautiful Love in the future, so this is a great time to purchase your book and study guide.
Official Launch Day is here!
It's been a fun countdown, but today is the day! Messy Beautiful Love is available to purchase now! If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can order it here. It's so worth it ladies! Don't wait.
Messy Beautiful Love Giveaway
The journey of being on Darlene's book launch team has truly been a blessing. As a thank you, Darlene wants to bless one of my Little Pink Casa readers with a free paperback copy of Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages. Can you just stand it?! Ok, jump and down!
You can enter the giveaway here:
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Blessings and Shalom,
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