A Challenge to Surrender!

One of the reasons I write this blog is to encourage people to live out their dreams and act on their passions. In the three and a half years I have been married to my wife, I have seen few things she is as passionate about as she is about writing. More specifically writing to point others to Christ.

Right now, she has this incredible dream of starting a movement to encourage people to surrender their marriages to God and live them out for His Glory. She wants to challenge people to make their marriage a focus, as well as depend on God and trust Him to pour out grace and blessings on their marriages. She wants people to have FAITH that God can do big things.

This gets me excited! I want to fuel this fire, not only to grow my own marriage, but to spur her on to do great things for other people. I believe in her. I believe this can change lives. I believe people desire to have flourishing Christ centered marriages, but don’t always know how to get there.

Here is the thing. Neither my wife nor I have a 10 step plan to teach you how to improve your marriage, and if we did, after less than 4 years of being married, you probably shouldn’t follow it. No, we just want to point you to Christ, and FULL reliance on Him to bring change and growth in your marriage. We just want to challenge you to daily surrender your marriage to God and see what happens.


I want to ask you to join me over at my wife’s blog – Intentional By Grace – as we partner with two other incredible women of God, Nikki at Christian Mommy Blogger and Jami at Young Wife’s Guide, to encourage a movement of Christ centered marriages dependent on God and rooted in prayer. Sign up for the challenge and invest 6 weeks to pray for your marriage and let God work. I truly believe it will be worth it! Thanks for your support!

Is YOUR our marriage worth it? Let me know in the comments what you think would come from 6 weeks of accountable prayer for your marriage!

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  • http://intentionalbygrace.com Leigh Ann

    Yes. My marriage is worth it. Glad you think so too! :)

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    My marriage of over 5 years(We just celebrated our 5 years on March 10th!!!) is defiantly worth it. I think we would be more connected with each other, with God, and the spiritual realm. I’ll have to share with my wife about this challenge and we will probably accept it.

    • http://marktdutton.com Mark T. Dutton

      Thanks Dan! If you think this is something that would bring value to your readers I would love for you to consider sharing it. We would really love to see a movement of prayer in marriage started through this. Let me know if you think you would consider it and I will see what I can do to help you with resources and such. Thanks for being a faithful reader!

      • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

        I would consider sharing it on a Monday guest post but I have people in line for the next month. So I need to be far and share their posts first. I can social media blast it so others can read the post and challenge. But it might be hard to post about it right now. I hope you understand.

  • http://christianmommyblogger.com/about Nikki

    God is going to do some amazing things with this challenge :)