In this season of naming our blessings, I like the idea of also counting how we may bless others–especially our nearest and dearest. Dr. John Trent has four new books to encourage our proactive, intentional blessing of loved ones. Each book is geared toward a specific relationship (wife to husband, father to child, and so on) and filled with biblical truth, down-to-earth advice, and humble stories from the heart that made me pause and reflect on how I can maximize my impact. Some of Dr. Trent’s ideas I already practice (and so I was encouraged); other ideas were new (and so I was challenged).
Does your personal blessing quota needs a boost? Then read on.
About this book: (from the publisher) Easily strengthen your marriage with the affirmation and relationship that your husband needs and desires in 30 easy, affordable, and practical ways. Based on biblical elements, “The Blessing” isn’t just another marriage tip or formula it’s a powerful, yet simple, biblical concept that will strengthen all your relationships.
Your husband’s deepest longing is for you to affirm his value and worth. Find out how you can give your husband the unconditional acceptance the Bible calls The Blessing. With 30 Ways a Wife Can Bless Her Husband, encourage and empower your husband with real and practical ways using the 5 Elements of the Blessing.
Experience the Power of the Biblical Blessing in Your Marriage
Transform your relationship with your spouse with the blessings God intended us all to have. Expert John Trent unpacks the biblical model of the Blessing to help couples create a culture of love, honor, and commitment for one another. No matter what state your marriage is in, this insightful 112-page book will teach you how to
- Show your spouse love and appreciation in practical ways
- Express active commitment, encouragement, and support for your mate
- Value your spouse using your God-given gifts and their love languages
- Build a lifelong foundation for Christ-centered relationships that honor the Lord
3 Key Features of the Blessing Books
#1. 30 Practical, Affordable, and Easy Ways to Bless Your Spouse
Packed with 30 simple and affordable activities to show your spouse that you love and appreciate them! From creative and easy date night ideas to words of affirmation to praying together, easily turn these basic activities into powerful blessings that will positively impact your marriage for a lifetime!
#2. Discover the 4 Ways that Blessing Your Spouse Will Improve Your Marriage
The Blessing is more than a good idea or a way to convince your spouse that you care for them. The Blessing demonstrates 4 ways that God wants to redeem relationships
- The Blessing defies loneliness and disconnection
- The Blessing can help open a closed heart
- The Blessing can help free your spouse from a wounded past
- The Blessing reveals how your spouse is part of your calling
#3. Clear Overview of Biblical Principles of Blessing Your Spouse
This easy-to-read book will help you demonstrate the message that God has for all of us: every man and woman deserves to know that Jesus is crazy about them.
Make this truth a reality for your spouse with the gift of the Blessing so they can be free to serve others, gain personal strength, and grow in responsibility. Help them embrace the truth that with God’s love, they can do and be more than they even dreamed or imagined.
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About the author: John Trent, PhD, serves as the Gary Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy at Moody Theological Seminary. Dr. Trent also serves as the President and Founder of StrongFamilies.com and the Center for Strong Families. In addition to his focus on counseling, John is a sought-after teacher, speaker, author, and featured guest on numerous radio and television programs. He leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. John and his wife, Cindy, have two grown children.
After words: How has someone blessed you this week?