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Someone came between Lee and Leslie Strobel, threatening to shipwreck their marriage. No, it wasn’t an old flame. It was Jesus Christ.

Leslie’s decision to become a follower of Jesus brought heated opposition from her skeptical husband. They began to experience conflict over a variety of issues, from finances to child-rearing. But over time, Leslie learned how to survive a spiritual mismatch. Today they’re both Christians - and they want you to know that there is hope if you’re a Christian married to a nonbeliever. In their intensely personal and practical book, they reveal:

  • Surprising insights into the thinking of non-Christian spouses
  • A dozen steps toward making the most of your mismatched marriage
  • Eight principles for reaching out to your partner with the gospel
  • Advice for raising your children in a spiritually mismatched home
  • How to pray for your spouse - plus a 30-day guide to get you started
  • What to do if you’re both Christians but one lags behind spiritually
  • Advice for single Christians to avoid the pain of a mismatch

©2002 Lee Strobel and Leslie Strobel (P)2010 Zondervan

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Very inspiring

Great testimony from the author and great to hear what his wife dealt with before he was converted. Useful tidbit from the book; even if your spouse never becomes a Christian you are to love them like no other and Gods plan will prevail for your life either way. Embrace what comes and be the best example of Christ on earth that you can. Amen!

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Very practical guidance

Lots of concrete advice for surviving a spiritually mismatched marriage. This book shares real life problems and helpful practical solutions.

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Survival and maturity....teaching patience.

Invaluable at a time most needed. Helped me gain perspective and an understanding of what I needed to do to both survive and encourage.

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I highly recommend this book.

I learned so much especially I realized that I must be realistic and look at my own heart. God bless these couple, and everyone one or couples who read this and put them into practice. praise the Lord. in Jesus' name.

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very encouraging and useful!

I really appreciated how Lee and Leslie took such a Christ-like stance on loving your non-christian spouse. This is not a spouse conversion strategy book, but rather it was practical and encouraging collection of stories and advice for Christians going through a spiritual mismatch. It was such a blessing for me and probably many others going through the same thing!

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Loved it

The book has made me see issues I need to look into, questions I need answered.

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absolutely heart warming and comforting!

I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking to grow spiritually regardless of their current life situation. Thanks for such encouraging words! Every one should read this book.