Announcing Prayers for New Brides!

Prayers for New Brides 3DsmAs the release of Prayers for New Brides has approached, I have found my excitement growing and growing.  Today, it is my pleasure, on behalf of Jennifer O. White and New Leaf Press to be hosting this launch party.  I hope you are having a blast. I have to thank Jennifer for her tireless efforts and presence.  As many of you are aware, over the last few weeks, Jennifer hosted a New Brides study group utilizing the first 15 chapters of the book.  I have had the pleasure to be a part of the group and see the stories of hope and change thanks to this God-inspired book.

I’d also like to take a moment to thank tonight’s sponsors who have generously donated for the event.

ValMarie Paper – His & Hers Marriage Field Journals
Willow Lane Prints – Special Dates Printable
Shabby Abbys Attic - Perfect Marriage and Be Still Inspirational, Distressed-Wood Signs
Erika Dawson – Kindle ebook, Pray Truth:Praying God’s Word for my Husband’s Heart
New Leaf Press – Prayers for New Brides, $20 Amazon Gift Cards, $20 iTunes Gift Cards, and a 3-day, 2-night stay at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri!

 

Please check out these free Printable Prayers for the Wedding from our amazing author! To keep up with Jennifer and all of the great work she’s doing, subscribe to her blog and get your free chapter of Prayers for New Brides today!

In the meantime, scroll down to get your raffle entries in and then head back over to the party so you don’t miss out on the fun and random giveaways! Continue Reading →

An Attack on Marriage is Ultimately an Assault on God’s Character and God’s Word.

Believers must never adjust the Bible to the age, but the age to the BibleCharles Spurgeon is considered the Prince of Preachers but what is often not known about him and his ministry is that he faced attacks on the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible he loved to proclaim to God’s people the world over . Spurgeon faced challenges from all corners with people who wanted him to compromise. Spurgeon in the midst of all of these challenges declared that “believers must never adjust the Bible to the age, but the age to the Bible.”[i]

Just as Spurgeon faced attacks on inerrancy, evangelical Christians are under attack by those who think that marriage should no longer be defined as between a man and a woman, but rather between any combination of man or woman. At the heart of these attacks is a rejection of what the Bible teaches which makes these attacks ultimately an attack on the authority and inerrancy of Scripture.

Attack on marriage is an assault on God's character and God's WordIt seems to me that those who attack the biblical teaching on marriage want to re-write the Bible to suit their own view even while they suggest that the Bible doesn’t speak to the issue of marriage. The problem with all of this is the Bible does clearly speak to this issue. If one even skims over Genesis 1-3 it becomes clear that marriage is a God-ordained institution and therefore to be treated as such. Any attack on marriage is ultimately an attack on the God who created the world we live in and get to enjoy by His grace. An attack on marriage is ultimately an assault on God’s character and God’s Word.

Attacks on marriage and the Word of God are not new but rather as old as the Garden of Eden. The Word of God always stands in judgment of men never do men– stand in judgment of it. This fundamental fact reveals the problem going on inside and outside the Church in regard to marriage: that the issue of marriage is revealed in who is authoritative-- man or God. Charles Spurgeon revealed the problem when he stated that, “He that reads his Bible to find fault with it will soon discover that the Bible finds fault with him.”

As the Word of God did its work in Spurgeon’s time, so today can evangelicals be encouraged that the Word of God is sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The Word of God is the means that God uses by His Spirit to pierce the heart of the convinced atheist, rejecters like Judas, and deniers like Peter. “When people understand they can trust in the early chapters of Genesis, they can better understand and can be more responsive to the gospel—the gospel that is based on that history.”[ii] Evangelicals need to stand firm in the grace of God and the Word of God by looking to the example of men like Spurgeon and be encouraged that God, by His grace, is still working to bring people to Himself and build His church for His glory and praise.

New Leaf Publishing Group now offers two free resources to help you and your family defend the inerrancy of the Bible. Instant downloads of  How Do We Know the Bible is True by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge as well as Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon are waiting for you when you request our email newsletter and 2013 Master Books Christian Education catalog.  Click here to get started.

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This is a guest post by Dave Jenkins, is part one in a three part series. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 coming soon.


[i] Charles Spurgeon, An All-Around Ministry: Addresses to Ministers and Students (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1906), 230.

[ii] Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge, How Do We Know The Bible Is True Volume 1 (ARK, New Leaf Press, 2011), 9.

4 Days to a Forever Marriage ONLY $2.99 for a Limited Time Only!

February 1-14 you can get your digital copy of 4 Days to a Forever Marriage for only $2.99! This special offer is just in time for Valentine’s Day and will surely make your spouse feel loved and appreciated knowing you strive for a forever marriage!

Would you invest 4 days to transform your relationship? Every day a married couple must make a choice…choosing love or anger. It isn’t as easy as it sounds. Let God transform your marriage into the safe, loving, and lasting connection it was meant to be!

This new resource is easy to read, follow, and can truly be completed in just 4 days. Each day is packed full of years of experience from marriage coaches Gary & Norma Smalley, while still remaining easy-to-read. There is time for reflection at the end of each day as couples work through questions and a journaling area for thoughts and feelings.

To purchase your digital copy of this book for Kindle, Nook, or iPad visit the links below:

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Everyone strives for a forever marriage. Embrace these tools that will help equip you and your spouse for those defining moments in your relationship. Learn to choose love over anger in all situations and regard your spouse as highly valuable, showing high honor and low anger throughout your married life. It works!

Twitter Party Nov. 15! You Could Win Gary & Norma Smalley’s: 4 Days to a Forever Marriage

Please join us Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 pm CT for a fun-filled Twitter Party hosted by @MasterBooks4u! At this party you will have the chance to win a FREE copy of Gary & Norma Smalley’s new book, 4 Days to a Forever Marriage: Choosing Love or Anger.

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Check out these short videos from the Smalley’s offering a glimpse of Day1-4:

Day 1- Loving words & actions

Day 2- Communication and resolving anger

Day 3- Affection and intimacy

Day 4- Trials and treasures

Please join us November 15 and invite your friends! This twitter party is brought to you by New Leaf Publishing Group. NLPG’s mission is to impact eternity through the power of the printed page.

FREE Book Friday! 4 Days to a Forever Marriage by Gary & Norma Smalley

Today is FREE Book Friday sponsored by New Leaf Publishing Group! You have one of four chances to win a FREE copy of the brand new book 4 Days to a Forever Marriage: Choosing Love or Anger by Gary & Norma Smalley.

This Friday is a little different, we’re sending you to our friend Rebecca Brandt’s blog for your chane to win! You will find all of the details by clicking here!

Good luck! and thanks for participating in another FREE book Friday!