Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage

Paperback | March 27, 2002

byLee Strobel, Leslie Strobel

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Someone came between Lee and Leslie Strobel, threatening to shipwreck their marriage. No, it wasn't an old flame. It was Jesus Christ.Leslie's decision to become a follower of Jesus brought heated opposition from her skeptical husband. They began to experience conflict over a variety of issues, from finances to child-rearing. But over time, Leslie learned how to survive a spiritual mismatch. Today they're both Christians--and they want you to know that there is hope if you're a Christian married to a nonbeliever. In their intensely personal and practical book, they reveal:* Surprising insights into the thinking of non-Christian spouses* A dozen steps toward making the most of your mismatched marriage* Eight principles for reaching out to your partner with the gospel* Advice for raising your children in a spiritually mismatched home* How to pray for your spouse--plus a 30-day guide to get you started* What to do if you're both Christians but one lags behind spiritually* Advice for single Christians to avoid the pain of a mismatch

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Someone came between Lee and Leslie Strobel, threatening to shipwreck their marriage. No, it wasn't an old flame. It was Jesus Christ.Leslie's decision to become a follower of Jesus brought heated opposition from her skeptical husband. They began to experience conflict over a variety of issues, from finances to child-rearing. But over ...

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Someone came between Lee and Leslie Strobel, threatening to shipwreck their marriage. No, it wasn?t an old flame. It was Jesus Christ. Leslie's decision to become a follower of Jesus brought heated opposition from her skeptical husband. They began to experience conflict over a variety of issues, from finances to child-rearing. But ove...

Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:March 27, 2002Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310220149

ISBN - 13:9780310220145

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How Leslie and I Wrote This Book 9Part 1:The Challenge of a Mismatched Marriage1. Entering into the Mismatch 132. In Leslie's Words: A Story of Loneliness, Fear,Perseverance, Faith 293. In Lee's Words: A Story of Anger, Resentment,Conviction, Renewal 42Part 2:Making the Most of Your Mismatched Marriage4. The Players: God, Your Spouse, and a Mentor 595. Giving Your Spouse What God Gave You 826. The Chill, the Children,and the Most Challenging Question 101Part 3:Your Marriage as a Mission Field7. Before You Tell Your Spouse about God 1218. What to Say When Words Are Hard to Find 1409. The Power of a Praying Spouse 162Part 4:Managing Other Mismatches10. Avoiding the Dating Traps 18511. When Christians Are Out of Sync 207Conclusion: Into the Future of Your Mismatch 225Notes 232Appendix 1: Your 30-Day Prayer Adventure 241Appendix 2: Application Guide 257Appendix 3: Resource Guide 267Appendix 4: A Letter to Your Spouse: Dear Friend . . . 270