Jesus tells us that a holy love is sacrificial, forgiving, and unconditional. He knew that loving like this would not be easy, but he did promise us that if we pursued his love, our hearts, our minds, and our spirits would be transformed. This is the essence of relationship: a love that changes everything.
It should come as no surprise, then, that when we enter into a marriage covenant, our greatest commandment is to love one another. But how do we put that love into action when life gets tough? How do we remember to sacrifice for one another when the outside world demands everything we've got? According to Gary Fehring, it always comes down to Jesus.
In just nine short devotionals, For This Reason
challenges new and experienced marriages with holy scripture, reminding couples that a marriage centered on godly principles always strives for contentment, surrender, sacrifice, forgiveness, and humility. Author Gary Fehring's poignant questions at the end of each devotional have been carefully crafted to expose the fears and dreams of each reader, and he always points back to prayer as a way to navigate our way through the paths of life. For This Reason
is a Jesus-centered devotional with a timeless simplicity and relevance that will consistently encourage and challenge couples throughout any phase in their marriages. Gary W. Fehring
has been pastor at several Lutheran churches, including ones in Lacrosse, Wisconsin; St. Charles, Minnesota; and Milaca, Minnesota. He serves on the board of directors at the Milaca Area Food Pantry and is also a member of the Great River Authors Group in St. Cloud, Minnesota, as well as the Mission Table of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He previously authored the CSS title Dinner With the King
and was one of several authors featured in Life Everlasting
. He resides in Milaca with his wife Mary Lucille (Eide) Fehring, where they have four grown children. Gary's hobbies include writing fiction, gardening, fishing, skiing, and storytelling.