What Marriage Champions Are Saying About The Solution for Marriages...
"With decades of experience in marriage ministry, Jeff and Chuck have written a much-needed book on mentoring. The Solution for Marriages is packed with helpful questions and assessments, giving those just starting the journey the tools they'll need to not only survive, but to thrive as a couple."
JIM DALY, President
Focus on the Family
"Chuck and Jeff have created a wonderful marriage mentor training and support tool. Their many years of mentoring, successful marriages and love of God gives them a unique perspective from which to share practical tips that will enhance any marriage or relationship mentoring process. Refined and comprehensive, I appreciate how they have incorporated a great deal of the PREPARE/ENRICH framework into their work. The Solution for Marriages redefines the art of marriage mentoring!"
PETER J. LARSON, Ph.D.,LP
Co-Author of PREPARE/ENRICH and The Couple Checkup
"I believe the key to having strong, happy families starts with strong, healthy marriages. But marriage is not always easy, and when couples struggle, families suffer. That's why it is so important to have leaders like Jeff Murphy and Chuck Dettman to guide us along the marriage journey. The Solution for Marriages is a simple, yet crucial mentoring handbook that provides the tools and topical information any mentor couple might need to confidently lead others in creating healthier marriages."
DAN T. CATHY
President and Chief Operating Officer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
"The Solution for Marriages is one of the finest books available of its type that I am aware of. It is easy to read, uses best practices in marriage education, is theologically sound and is a unique resource to effectively help marriage mentors help other couples."
Chairman, Strong Marriages Florida
President, Florida Family Policy Council
"What a gift this magnificent book, 'The Solution for Marriages: Mentoring a New Generation' is to couples, families and churches everywhere. Jeff Murphy and Chuck Dettman have written the most comprehensive and informative resource on marriage we have come across in our many years as pastors and as teachers on marriage and family. We are so thankful for this life-giving resource and are excited to implement this teaching and mentorship ideal into the life of our church and ministry."
JOHN & HELEN BURNS
Senior Pastors, Relate Church, Vancouver, Canada
"I wish I had this guide to help equip marriage mentors when I was in the pastorate. As an overseer of an entire district of pastors, I recommend the practical guide to mobilize lay workers for marriage mentoring. I can see this resource releasing an army of people to minister in a more in depth with an even more effective way than with the traditional pre-marital counseling sessions with a pastor alone."
REV. BRUCE K. TERPSTRA, D.MIN.
District Superintendent of the Metropolitan District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance
"In my over two decades of serving in the mission field of marriage, mentoring continues to shine brightly as a key to creating healthy, sustainable relationships between husbands and wives. The Solution for Marriages is a fresh and comprehensive tool that captures and communicates what is necessary to effectively create and complete a potent mentoring relationship. May it enrich the lives of many!"
DR. TIM ALAN GARDNER
Conference Speaker and Author of several books, including
Sacred Sex: A Spiritual Celebration of Oneness in Marriage
"How refreshing to discover a marriage resource that is comprehensive, yet so accessible at the same time. Jeff and Chuck deliver practical tools that remind all of us that the hard work of marriage is worth it! Whether you have been a marriage mentor in the past or feel God is tugging your heart in that direction, make "The Solution for Marriages" your road map. You won't regret it."
Christian Speaker and Writer, IntimacyInMarriage.com
"In days of increasing stress and failure of many marriages, thoughtful counseling of couples by pastors and mature laymen is desperately needed. This manual provides an excellent resource of practical and biblical wisdom to equip effective mentors."
DAVID G. DUNBAR, PH.D.
President, Biblical Seminary
"When it's time for a Pastor's own children to get married, one seeks out the best of the best to offer pre-marriage mentoring for those young adults. I was delighted when my son and daughter-in-law were able to sit with the excellence and passionate personnel represented by these authors. Seeing is believing; there are few people I have found, in 27 years of serving in the Kingdom, more committed to healthy marriages than these men who have made their experience available to you. This material will influence, with high impact, a marriage pleasing to God!"
REV. BRENT K. HAGGERTY
Lead Pastor, Stonecrest Community Church, Warren, NJ
"Marriage is not only the foundation of society, but it is through our community that we learn "how to do it." This marriage mentoring book is an inspiring resource for anyone wishing to help strengthen marriages. The information provided will leave no stone unturned in mentoring couples and the resources they provide for mentors and couples is absolutely fantastic."
ELIZABETH DOHERTY THOMAS
President, The First Dance
"Chuck Dettman and Jeffrey Murphy have developed an incredible roadmap for soon-to-be married couples - and for married couples dedicated to mentorship. From the Old Testament to the profound and complex issues confronting today's married couples, The Solution for Marriages provides both an understanding of the roots of potential obstacles to happiness and tools to lead ALL couples to the excitement, intimacy, communication and pure love that God has intended as one of his greatest gifts - the sacrament of marriage."
JOHN R. GRUBBS, PH.D.
Brigadier General (Ret.) U.S. Army
"I believe a key to strengthening marriages that will last and be vibrant is through mentoring. This book is a tool many mentors have been seeking. It is easy to read, full of healthy and helpful techniques and easy to apply. Jeff and Chuck have "put the cookies on the low shelf" to equip and encourage couples who want to be successful in their mentoring process. Part 4 "Marriage Skills and Responsibilities" covers sensitive topics, but ones that are often overlooked. Read it and Reap!"
The Gathering, Palm Beach County, Florida
"If you want to be a marriage mentor but don't know where to start, this book is a treasure trove of tests, exercises, and ideas you can use to help couples work through all different phases of their relationship -- from pre-married to dealing with a crisis. Covering everything from negotiating family relationships and holidays to dealing with money problems and porn, you'll find resources to help you as you help build stronger marriages!"
SHEILA WRAY GREGOIRE
Christian Speaker and Author of The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex
"Dettman's and Murphy's book is a valuable resource for marriage mentors, mentees, counselors or pastors. The advice is practical, Biblically sound and easy to use. It is a great resource for any person who is investing into the lives of couples or investing in their own relationship."
REV. ED LAREMORE
Senior Pastor, Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE
"'Equip God's servants for ministry!' It's a Pastor's calling and this manual is a Pastor's tool! Jeff and Chuck have taken their many years of experience in mentoring couples and put it into a format that can be used to begin a marriage-mentoring ministry in your church or provide ongoing training for one already in place. Given the Enemy's war against godly marriages, this manual is especially timely and will be greatly used by God."
DR. PETER PENDELL
Sr. Pastor (Ret.), Millington Baptist Church, Basking Ridge, NJ
"The Solution for Marriages is hitting the market at just the right time. As our nation's marriage movement gains steam, people will be drawn to more resources like this one. One would be hard pressed to find a more informative and well-researched book on the topic of marriage mentoring than this one. We are excited to recommend it to anyone who cares about seeing marriages thrive."
BRETT & KELLIE HURST
Co-Founders, Home Encouragement Ministries, Inc.