Greetings and welcome to my stop on the Marriage Matters by Cheri Swalwell book tour and giveaway by Celebrate Lit. I hope you enjoy reading about this great book and gifted author. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for an Amazon gift card!
Marriage Matters by author Cheri Swalwell is a Christian book of marriage. It doesn’t matter if you are a newlywed or in your golden years of marriage, all couples will enjoy this beautifully written book. The author has written a timeless book to help those traveling down the marriage road, which at times can get rocky.
This is an extremely well researched, planned, and organized. I thoroughly enjoy author Swalwell’s style of writing. It is cozy and personal. Her books read like a conversation over a cup of Vanilla Caramel Cream Coffee (my favorite) at a kitchen table. I love that intimate, transparency in a book. God is first and foremost in all of her books, including this one.
Eleven couples have shared their marriage journey. Each offer their unique take on marriage with a common thread joining them all together…God. This book touched my heart in many ways. The counsel it offers is biblical. It is such a valuable marriage resource that I would recommend it to any newlywed couple. It would make a helpful couples small group study even if the couples had been married a different number of years.
The topics discussed are a varied as the couples. Honesty, openness, infertility, sickness, death, and disappointment are just a few of the issues tackled in this powerful book. Readers will have new perspectives and encouragement after reading this book. The most important message is to keep God in the marriage with you and your spouse.
If you are looking for a marriage marriage book that is scripturally based and that will actually be read from cover to cover, this one is for you. I highly recommend it and give it a 5 star rating. Any church library would benefit from having a Marriage Matters. I received a copy from Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
About the Book
Book: Marriage Matters
Author: Cheri Swalwell
Genre: Non-fiction/Christian Biblical Marriage
Release Date: November 22, 2019
Marriage joins two imperfect people who pledge to love, honor, and commit to each other for life. Eleven couples graciously chose to share their stories within the pages of this book because they believe in the sanctity of marriage. None of the couples are perfect, but they come alongside you and your spouse with experience and encouragement as you pray about how to live out your own marriage. Some of the couples work in full-time ministry, others have chosen the military as their career. Some couples have faced the issue of infertility while others have had to deal with sickness or death. Some couples have been remarried, others married later in life, and others have dealt with seemingly more than any one couple should have to face in a lifetime. All of the couples have one thing in common – their love for God and their commitment to marriage God’s way.Grab your favorite beverage in a comfy chair and get ready to be encouraged. Buy your own copy today, and one for a friend, because Marriage Matters!
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About the Author
Cheri Swalwell is a Christ follower who thoroughly enjoys her calling to be a wife, mother, and writer, in that order. Cheri loves to encourage people through her Spoken from the Heart devotionals, Bible study Caring for the Caregiver and other compilation books dealing with the subjects of miscarriage and cancer. For a full list of books and where they are sold visit http://www.cheriswalwell.com. If you want to sign up to her newsletter to stay updated on all the latest news, you will also receive a full-length devotional free, as her way of saying thanks for joining!
More from Cheri
Back in 2007, long before writing was even on my radar, I had a conversation with God about writing a book that would offer hope to those who had lost a child. We had lost our baby the December prior, and I needed to know I would smile again someday. Little did I know that conversation 12 years ago would result in a series of compilation books encouraging others about various topics. The first one, Hope During Heartache was published in 2014, and it’s 13 different men and women’s stories about how they found hope after dealing with the death of a child.
In early 2015, I had another conversation with God and asked Him … “What’s next? Do You have any other compilation books you’d like me to share with others to bring encouragement?” In 2018, Peace During the Pain was published (a book about how to find peace after the diagnosis of cancer) which is 12 different men and women’s stories either about their own personal journey or the journey of a family member.
The goal for 2020 is to publish Joy During the Journey, a compilation of people who have found joy despite living with chronic illness.
During my 2015 conversation, I asked God if He would allow me to write a compilation book about a “happier” topic than death, cancer, and chronic illness. And in His goodness, He said yes! That is when He told me I could write about the topic of marriage, a topic I truly love because being married and having children has always been my heart’s desire. Not only do I get to share encouragement, support, and wisdom from 11 different couples with you in this book, an added bonus is that one of the couples is my parents, another is my youth pastor and his wife, whom I’ve admired for over 25+ years, and yet another is my present pastor and his wife. All three of these couples have significantly modeled biblical marriage for me throughout the years. But that’s not all. There are also military couples, couples who have suffered circumstances no couple should ever have to face, and new friends I’ve met through the writing of this book. I believe you will enjoy as much as I have the encouragement and wisdom from each and every couple who took the time to share a little about their life with you. I’m excited to share the stories between these pages … so sit back, grab your favorite beverage and be prepared to get encouraged!
For Him and My Family, May 2
Texas Book-aholic, May 3
Artistic Nobody, May 4 (Author Interview)
Bigreadersite, May 5
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 6
Simple Harvest Reads, May 8 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, May 8
deb’s Book Review, May 9
Inklings and notions, May 10
Book of Ruth Ann, May 11
Through the Fire Blogs, May 12 (Author Interview)
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, May 14
To celebrate her tour, Cheri is giving away the grand prize of a $15 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.