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Recent review on Christianbooks.com for – “I Do Again”

Recent review on Christianbooks.com for – “I Do Again” 150 150 cheryl

We recently received this review from author Linda Rooks on our book, I Do Again. Thank you Linda! Linda wrote a fascinating book called Broken Heart on Hold for those struggling in their marriage. Don’t miss it!

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June 29, 2011
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Words don?t do justice to the amazing vulnerability that comes through on every page of I Do Again.
Reading I Do Again is like reading a romance novel, but in this case the story is absolutely true, and it is riveting. I just could not put the book down. After I read it, I gave it to my husband, and even as a man he had the same response.
The book is beautifully and effectively written, interspersing the story of Cheryl and Jeff Scruggs with later counseling sessions and different time periods to gain maximum effect and keep the reader totally engaged. Since my husband and I have a ministry to those in troubled marriages, I frequently refer the book to those whose marriages are breaking down. They too are amazed at the honesty they find and are spellbound by the way the story is so intricately and superbly woven together.
In the telling of their story, the Scruggs allow the reader inside their hearts and minds while their marriage disintegrates. It is an incredibly accurate picture of the collapse of a marriage. By reading this book, people in marital crisis can get a clear picture of what may be happening in their own marriage, particularly as it pertains to one spouse?s declaration that, ?I don?t love you anymore . . . in fact, I?m not sure I ever did.? By following the Scrugg?s story, one clearly sees the way a disenchanted spouse can drift into another relationship and then find themselves totally ensnared and completely blind to the pain they are causing their children and their abandoned spouse.
But, happily, the book doesn?t leave the reader in that dismal place. As we continue to read the story of Cheryl and Jeff, we live in Cheryl?s mind as she struggles to restore the marriage she herself ended by divorcing her husband. It is a clear picture of renewal, and as we travel with her on this journey we come to understand how positive transformation and spiritual renewal takes place in both an individual and a marriage.
I know God will use this book to open people?s eyes and heal many marriages. If your marriage is in trouble, read this book. If you have a friend whose marriage is spiraling out of control, refer I Do Again to them. The book is about the pain of a marriage that falls apart, but it ends with a marriage being restored. Hopefully, the honest sharing of the story of this marriage can help other marriages find healing as well. Linda Rooks, Author of Broken Heart on Hold, Surviving Separation
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Don’t miss our new eBook Study Guide – Great for your Fall Bible Study

Don’t miss our new eBook Study Guide – Great for your Fall Bible Study 150 150 cheryl

Don’t miss our new eBook Study Guide ($8) from I Do Again.

This would be a great tool for your upcoming Fall Bible Study.

It is detailed, thorough and thought provoking.

Check it out on our resources page.

 

Jack Graham on Leaving a Legacy along with Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs @ Prestonwood Baptist Church – May 22, 2011

Jack Graham on Leaving a Legacy along with Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs @ Prestonwood Baptist Church – May 22, 2011 150 150 cheryl

Going The Distance

Passage: Ephesians 5
Speaker: Jack Graham along with Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs
Series: Legacy: Living Your Legacy … Making Life Matter
Date: May 22, 2011

“I Do Again”…eBook Study Guide released.

“I Do Again”…eBook Study Guide released. 150 150 cheryl

?I Do Again?………Study Guide

View below what to expect.

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Get the ?I Do Again? training materials from Jeff and Cheryl. These materials are perfect for:

  • Churches
  • Small Groups
  • Sunday School
  • ? Your Marriage

Example of what you will find below:

Contents

How to Use This Book.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5
Chapter 1 / Week 1 ? Dreams & Expectations……………………………………………………………………………6
Where you start in marriage largely determines where you?ll end up. How can we expect marriage to
fulfill our dreams and expectations if they are unexpressed or undefined? This chapter explores the process of
investigating and sharing our deepest desires for marriage.
Chapter 2 / Week 2 ? Living in Love………………………………………………………………………………………..10
What is marriage? How come so many people think they can do it automatically? This chapter explores
the common misconceptions about love and marriage, and helps replace them with biblical and experiential
truth.
Chapter 3 / Week 3 ? Sacrifices……………………………………………………………………………………………….14
If love is about giving of yourself, what?s the best way to do that? Discussion of disappointment,
?inevitable heartaches,? and the ?high call? of giving everything to your primary human relationship.
Chapter 4 / Week 4 ? Communication……………………………………………………………………………………..18
The way to a happy marriage is supposedly through good communication. But most people don?t know
how to speak what matters, or listen well. How did Cheryl and Jeff do it, and how can we learn and apply the
lessons from biblical models?
Chapter 5 / Week 5 ? Connecting……………………………………………………………………………………………22
Communication is only part of the greater purpose of true connection. What makes a good one, and how
do you improve it? Several examples and ideas for making connection a life-long pursuit.
Chapter 6 / Week 6 ? Defenses………………………………………………………………………………………………..26
Danger lurks within every marriage. Yet often, the threats can be greatly reduced with definite
commitments to protect and defend the territory. In matters of building strong defenses, Jeff and Cheryl have
much advice to share.
Chapter 7 / Week 7 ? Promises………………………………………………………………………………………………..30
Your vows in marriage are sacred, yet only a few general ones are mentioned at the altar. We?ll unpack the 5 essential promises spouses make to each other, how they are lived out in daily life, and how to keep them
for life.
Chapter 8 / Week 8 ? The Total Package………………………………………………………………………………….34
By now you know the secret to marital bliss lies more with you than in changing your spouse or
circumstances. Are you the perfect marriage material? And can you improve upon the critical features we?ve
discussed. Here?s how to become the ?total package.?

“What Did You Expect?”:Faulty Expectations about Marriage – Dr. Paul Tripp

“What Did You Expect?”:Faulty Expectations about Marriage – Dr. Paul Tripp 150 150 cheryl

Paul David Tripp looks at marriage from the heart level,? just as God does. Check out his book, “What Did You Expect”, and watch this video:

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Woman was created for the man’s sake……..

Woman was created for the man’s sake…….. 150 150 cheryl

When marriage is talked about in the Bible, the wife is always talked about first. The obvious truth is that the woman was created for the man, not the man for the woman……”for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.” (1 Cor 11:9).

So what is the sole purpose of the wife? Answer: “…….to glorify your husband. You were created for him.” Therefore, ladies, you should submit to your husband and his authority and use all of your energy to glorify him.

Does this ruffle some feathers? Ladies, what do you think?

Coming in the next post: Ways a wife might glorify her husband…………….

The Art Of Letter Writing…part 2

The Art Of Letter Writing…part 2 150 150 cheryl

I found a great website on how to write the perfect love letter. Check it out: http://bit.ly/sKcV

Check out our eBook Study Guide for I Do Again!

Check out our eBook Study Guide for I Do Again! 150 150 cheryl

Our resources page has the eBook Study Guide

Go to www.hopeformarriages.com for the blog!

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New blog location: http://www.hopeformarriages.com/

Hope for Marriages ? Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs