Yes, marriage can have its twists and turns. But the detours don't necessarily have to lead couples off course. With practical advice and stories from their own relationship and counseling experiences, the Smalleys explore 12 biblically based strategies to help you work around roadblocks, create successful communication patterns, and build a romance that lasts a lifetime. Couples who want a happy marriage will appreciate the secrets in Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage.
This book helps couples map out a journey for their marriages.
Based on research of thousands of strong couples across the country, the twelve essential elements outlined are not only biblically based; they also chart a course for a romantic adventure that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley recently celebrated twenty-three years of marriage. They are the proud parents of three daughters and one son in Colorado Springs, where Greg is the vice president of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. Equipped with a PsyD, Greg helps prepare individuals for marriage and parenthood, strengthens existing marriages and families, and provides support for couples and parents in crisis. Erin is program manager at Focus on the Family with an MA in clinical psychology. Prior to joining Focus, the couple worked at the Center for Healthy Relationships at John Brown University.
In his new book, Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage Dr. Greg Smalley explores 12 traits most commonly found in thriving marriages. I’ve talked with both Greg and Erin at length on this topic as they are favorites and regular guests on my radio show. I’ve never met a couple more passionate about seeing YOUR marriage succeed! Smalleys firmly believe that it’s not only possible to have a loving, enjoyable, powerful marriage relationship, it’s God’s invitation for each and every one of us. But that promised land won’t come without a fight, without commitment, and without a firm foundation in Christ. Don’t settle for less than God has offered you. Invest in your marriage. Read this book and apply it. You’ll be glad you did.
Radio Host, National Speaker, and Author of Your Sacred Yes
In Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage, Greg and Erin Smalley masterfully demonstrate that marriage is God’s kingdom plan for spiritual and physical intimacy. If you’re willing to move beyond asking “What’s in it for me?,” this book will transform your marriage into the relationship of your dreams - and a force the enemy fears.
Dr. Tony Evans
Pastor, Speaker, and Author of best-selling Kingdom Man
You’d THINK that everyone would know all there is about bringing romance into a marriage. But I didn’t! Growing up in a single-parent home, where we went to the library on Sunday, not to church, I got married without a clue about what REAL romance looks like. And as you know, watching TV and romantic movies DOESN'T HELP when it comes to making romance real in your life! What you need is REAL ADVICE from an incredible couple who can help you REALLY know how to do romance - in the real world of kids and work and travel and in-laws and house payments! In this book, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley will show you the kind go heart pounding, love strengthening SECRETS to life–giving romance that they’ve shared with hundreds of couples who need to know what’s REAL about romance – like my wife and me! BELIEVE IT! BRINGING ROMANCE HOME is crucial to having a strong, thriving, fulfilling, fun, passion filled marriage! And you can find out HOW how easy it is to bring more romantic into your “real life” home and marriage by reading this book!
Gary Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy