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Cherish Bible Study Guide: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage Spiral-Bound | January 10, 2017

Gary Thomas, Bethany O. Graybill (With)

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In Cherish, bestselling author Gary Thomas reveals how marriages can not only survive but actually thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish each other.

Millions of married couples have pledged to "love and to cherish, until death do us part." Most of us understand and get the love part... but what does it mean to cherish your spouse? Why do we say it once at the wedding and then rarely ever mention it again? 

In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), bestselling author Gary Thomas draws on personal stories and teachings from the Bible to show how cherishing can have a powerful effect on marriage. Learning to truly cherish each other turns marriage from an obligation into a delight. It lifts marriage above a commitment to a precious priority. Cherish is the melody that makes a marriage sing.

If you find yourself going through the motions in your marriage, Thomas will walk you and your spouse through real ways to reverse the pattern:  

  • Erase contempt and honor your spouse 
  • Stop comparing and focus on the unique traits in your spouse 
  • Let go of hurts and forgive your spouse 
  • Go beyond serving and showcase your spouse 
  • Don't stop trying. The more you cherish your spouse, the more you will cherish your spouse.  

Many couples survive by gritting their teeth and holding on. Or they find themselves just "going through the motions" in their relationship. But cherishing your spouse can reverse this pattern. Cherishing can breathe light, hope, and new life into a marriage--even one marred by neglect and disrespect.

The Cherish Study Guide includes video discussion questions, Bible exploration, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions. 

Sessions include: 

  1. To Love and to Cherish  
  2. Your Honor 
  3. Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level  
  4. Cherishing Your Unique Spouse  
  5. This Is How Your Spouse Stumbles 
  6. Keep on Cherishing  

Designed for use with the Cherish Video Study (9780310080749), sold separately. 

Publisher: HarperCollins
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128 pages
ISBN-10: 0310080738
Item Weight: 0.3 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
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Gary Thomas's writing and speaking draw people closer to Christ and closer to others. He is the author of twenty books that together have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include Sacred Marriage, Cherish, Married Sex, and the Gold Medallion-award winning Authentic Faith.

Gary holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Western Washington University, a master's degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR). He serves as a teaching pastor at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.