A Life-Changing Picture of Marriage
God created marriage as a beautiful work of art that reflects His glory to the world. But our culture has undervalued and misunderstood it, causing it to lose its luster. Like restoration projects on the Sistine Chapel or the Mona Lisa, it is time to return marriage to its former glory by taking a closer look at what the artist had in mind all along.
Al Janssen weaves real-life stories with great teaching and biblical narratives to paint a complete picture of all your marriage can be. With its focus on passion, adventure, and commitment, Your Marriage Masterpiece will help you discover new ways to reflect God's love--revealing His plan for you from the moment you were born. Includes a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion.
Your Marriage Masterpiece is a companion resource to Focus on the Family's DVD experience, The Family Project. Learn more at familyproject.com.
"Al Janssen combines creativity and a solid grasp of biblical truths to produce a fresh perspective for married couples. Whether you're a newlywed or celebrating your 50th anniversary, experiencing a fulfilling marriage or going through a heartbreaking separation, God has an important message to share with you. It's right here in Your Marriage Masterpiece."
Randy Alcorn, director, Eternal Perspective Ministries and bestselling author
"Your Marriage Masterpiece provides vision and guidance for couples to maintain their bearings as they navigate the treacherous waters of life together."
Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and bestselling author
"For decades our society has fostered a 'low view' of marriage and easy divorce. With Your Marriage Masterpiece, Al Janssen makes a compelling case for the sacredness and permanence God intended for this unique relationship. This book will not only enlarge your vision and understanding of matrimony but it will deepen your understanding of the incredible love of Christ. This is exactly the kind of 'high view' of marriage that is needed in the church and in our culture today!"
Bill McCartney, founder, Promise Keepers
"A book is only as great as the heart of its author. Your Marriage Masterpiece is a great book because it has a great author. I've known Al Janssen for several years, and he, like this insightful book, is legit. Marriage needs creativity, integrity, and all-out commitment, not just to stay together but to thrive joyously through the years! That is precisely the message of this book and the man who wrote it. This book is a first aid kit for the hurting, Gatorade for the exhausted, and the bow of William Tell for the marriage that's succeeding but wants to get to the heart of the bull's-eye."
Joe White, president, Kanakuk Kamps
"Al Janssen in Your Marriage Masterpiece offers a unique picture of the tapestry of marriage that will inspire you to make yours go the distance."
David and Claudia Arp, founders, Marriage Alive Seminars; authors, 10 Great Dates to Revitalize Your Marriage
"A foundation book for our time. No other institution is more basic to our nation than marriage. Your Marriage Masterpiece is a powerful, biblically based reminder of what God had in mind when He called two to become one. If you are looking for a wedding gift that will encourage a couple just starting out, or for a book that will breathe life into a marriage that needs a refresher, you've found it!"
Dennis Rainey, president, CEO, and co-founder, FamilyLife
"Most marriage books start and end with 'how to.' But Al Janssen asks a much deeper question, 'Why did God create marriage?' The answer can provide each reader with the foundation for doing all those 'how to's,' as well as giving him or her a wonderful picture of just why marriage is so important to Almighty God. Art teachers say to their students, 'Study the Masters.' For those serious about having loving, lasting relationships, I say, study Your Marriage Masterpiece."
John Trent, Ph.D., author, speaker, and president, The Center for StrongFamilies
"By delving into God's model for marriage in Your Marriage Masterpiece, Al Janssen gives a foundation for what I have been teaching all these years."
Gary Smalley, author, speaker, and founder, Smalley Institute
"Our longtime friend, Al Janssen, has completed a 'touchdown pass' with this book, Your Marriage Masterpiece. We will be recommending it to couples, newly married to celebrating the golden years, who seek to go the distance in their marriages."
Norm and Bobbe Evans, Standing Stone Ministries