Friday, July 27, 2012

Former Cop, Charlotte Pastor, Working to Save Marriages in Crisis

Marriage is the norm for Christians with 84% tying the knot according
to The Barna Group. But sadly, divorce rates among born again
Christians are virtually indistinguishable from non-believers with
about 1 in 3 going through a split. While most marriage books are
designed to help marriages improve, Marriage Triage: A Guide to
Healing for the Hurting Spouse (Ambassador International; June 2012;
$12.99, paperback) is geared towards spiritual survival for couples in

> Marriage Triage includes a "quick start guide" for the hurting
> spouse that reminds them of God's grace, encourages them to document
> their feelings and explains how to endure through the crisis. Geared
> towards either the offender or the offended spouse, author Steve
> Goode draws from his 11 years in law enforcement and time as a
> marriage and counseling pastor. "This book will provide a simple,
> but systematic way for a husband or wife to walk through their
> suffering, and honor Christ in the process," explains Goode. "This
> is the book that they must first read in order to stop the
> temptation to react irresponsibly and un-Biblically in their
> circumstances."

Stephen Goode serves as Director of Biblical Counseling and Senior
Adult Ministries at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, North
Carolina. He graduated from Trinity Bible College and Theological
Seminary with a B.A. in Biblical Counseling. Steve hosts The Biblical
Counseling Moment, which fans downloaded more than 100,000 times from
iTunes in 2011. He served 11 years in North Carolina as a sworn police
officer for the Greensboro Police Department where he has extensive
experience working closely with families in crisis. Stephen and his
wife April have been married for 17 years and they have two children.

To learn more about the author and his book Marriage Triage, visit
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