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ARE WE
THERE YET?

Marriage—a Perfect Journey for Imperfect Couples

RETAIL: $22.95
PAGES: 320
FORMAT: Hardback

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Available October 17

Most people get married with the assumption that marriage itself is a destination. But along the way, you discover that, as wonderful as marriage may be, it is more of a journey than it is a destination. Rather than being an island of unending bliss, it's more like a long road trip—the kind of road trip where you are excited for the destination, love the memories along the way…and sometimes get annoyed with aspects of the journey.

In this practical book—a travel guide, of sorts—Paul and Terrie Chappell candidly share biblical principles and personal, transparent illustrations that will equip you to go further as a couple. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for decades, you will find in these pages truths to help you clarify your destination, communicate your needs, grow as a couple, and even shed some luggage along the way.

No couple has "arrived." But every Christian couple can enjoy marriage as the incredible journey God intended it to be.

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Refreshingly candid, scripturally robust, and engagingly practical. Any couple, from engaged to newlyweds to seasoned spouses, will be helped by this excellent resource.

—Dr. and Mrs. R.B. Ouellette, Pastor, Bridgeport Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Michigan

From the beginning to end, these pages are filled with spiritual challenge and practical advice for every couple.

—Dr. Tim and Mrs. Sharon Rabon, Pastor, Beacon Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

Regardless of what stage of marriage you are in, this book will help, encourage, challenge, and strengthen your relationship.

—Dr. and Mrs. Don Sisk, Baptist International World Missions, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Relevant scriptural truth on how to have a great marriage written in a way that is brilliant and immensely captivating. Everyone needs to read this masterpiece.

—Dr. and Mrs. Paul Kingsbury, Pastor, North Love Baptist Church, Rockford, Illinois

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface—A Note on Travel and Joint Authorship

1.  Dream Destination

       Oneness

2.  It Looked Different in the Picture

       Expectations

3.  Paying with Foreign Currency

       Needs

4.  It’s a Two Lane Highway

       Communication

5.  Roadblocks

       Conflict

6.  Traveling Light

       Forgiveness

7.  Booking a Room

       Intimacy

8.  Tourist Trap

       Contentment

9.  Unexpected Turbulence

       Trials

10.  Syncing Your Itineraries

          Busyness

11.  Becoming a World-Class Traveler

          Growth

12.  Adventure Awaits

          Purpose

Appendix: The Love of God and Your Eternal Destination

Bibliography

About the Authors

About the Authors

Paul and Terrie Chappell live in Lancaster, California, where Dr. Chappell is the senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church and the president of West Coast Baptist College. His biblical vision has led the church to become one of the most dynamic Baptist churches in the nation. His preaching is heard on Daily in the Word, a daily radio broadcast heard across America. Terrie leads the ladies ministry of the church and is also a conference speaker.

The Chappells have been married for thirty-six years and have four married children and nine grandchildren. Their children are all serving the Lord in full-time Christian ministry.

Paul Chappell
Paul & Terrie Chappell
Family

Recommendations

A must read for every married couple and every person contemplating marriage. This book is a wonderful journey into what makes marriage the blessed relationship God intends it to be. The transparency of Dr. and Mrs. Chappell along with the clear teaching of biblical principles will not only help every couple make their marriage work; it will allow them to make their marriage great.

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Edwards
Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Virginia

Refreshingly candid, scripturally robust, and engagingly practical. Any couple, from engaged to newlyweds to seasoned spouses, will be helped by this excellent resource.

Dr. and Mrs. R.B. Ouellette
Pastor, Bridgeport Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Michigan

From the beginning to end, these pages are filled with spiritual challenge and practical advice for every couple. Read this book together, and discover principles and purpose for your marriage journey.

Dr. and Mrs. Tim Rabon
Pastor, Beacon Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

We do not know of a better couple to write this book than Dr. and Mrs. Chappell. We admire their love and respect for one another and have been blessed by watching their marriage. Regardless of what stage of marriage you are in, this book will help, encourage, challenge, and strengthen your relationship.

Dr. and Mrs. Don Sisk
Baptist International World Missions, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Relevant scriptural truth on how to have a great marriage written in a way that is brilliant and immensely captivating. Everyone needs to read this masterpiece.

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Kingsbury
Pastor, North Love Baptist Church, Rockford, Illinois

Dr. and Mrs. Chappell do a tremendous job of presenting biblical principles and personal illustrations that will be a help to every marriage. We were encouraged and helped by this book, and we look forward to sharing it with others on their marriage journey.

Dr. and Mrs. Mike Norris
Pastor, Franklin Road Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

In their very helpful book, the Chappells approach the subject of marriage with a winsome and engaging manner. Their ability to relate to couples in an appropriately transparent way is effective in addressing the most difficult and delicate subjects. We are happy to recommend this new book both for those just starting out on the journey and for those well along the marriage path.

Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Van Gelderen
Pastor, Falls Baptist Church, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin