Book Review: Growing a Strong Marriage Vol. 1: Starting Strong

“Marriage is meant to make us holy, not happy” is one of the lessons you will discover from Growing a Strong Marriage Vol. 1: Starting Strong.

Growing a Strong Marriage Vol. 1 is a DVD and book set that is designed to help couples who are newly married, and those who have been married for a while, develop strong, lasting marriages.

The DVD, which corresponds with each lesson in the study guide, consists of interviews with married couples who share candid and personal information regarding their marriages.  The couples share how they met, expectations they had of each other, resolution, and much more.  There are thought provoking questions throughout each chapter so you apply what is being taught to your own personal situation.

What I really like about this DVD and book set is that it presents the reality of marriage not what we may have expected through television, movies or even fairy tales.  Even though this set is geared toward those who are already married, people who want to get married can learn a lot from the experience that the couples who were interviewed have gone through.


• Starting Strong Vol.1 DVD with 4 sessions

• Leader’s Guide at the end of the book for group discussion

• Study Guide by Amy McGowan.

• Pages for notes and prayer requests

Interviews with:

John & Staci Eldridge

Chip & Theresa Ingram

Gordon & Gail MacDonald

Les & Leslie Parrott

Amy & Lysa Terkeurst

Gary & Lisa Thomas

About Amy McGowan:
Amy McGowan holds a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies (Ouachita Baptist University) and a Master of Arts in Religion in marriage and family counseling (Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary).  She has a passion to help strengthen marriages and teaches marriage enrichment seminars alongside her husband.


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

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