Building Our Marriage Around God’s Standard

Today please welcome my friend TC Avey as she shares a few marriage thoughts from her new book “The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends” .

Have you ever read a story and thought you knew everything that’s hidden within its pages, until someone questions you about it from a point-of-view you’d never considered?

That happened to me… only I wrote the story.

Why we need to build our marriages around God's standards

Ngina signed up to be on my launch team and asked if I could do a post about my book related to marriage.

I was stumped.

My book can be classified as dystopian or end times.

It’s not really any genre one would associate with helping Christian marriages thrive.

So I prayed.

A new perspective

It wasn’t long before God revealed my book to me from a new perspective.

The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends” is a compilation of three short stories combined with Modern Events and Discussion Questions to help readers evaluate their relationship with God compared to their trust in worldly comforts and systems.

But it’s more than that.

Each story is about married couples growing closer together as they seek to know God and follow His will for their lives.

For years satan has attacked the family unit, distorting the concept of marriage, and wrecking havoc on couples who may, or may not, be firmly grounded in Christ.

Divorce rates are high, single parenting abounds, and being a “stay-at-home” mom isn’t widely embraced.

The lists of sins thriving untamed in the church is endless.

They undermine various aspects of God’s Word, including the Holy covenant of marriage.

I admire people like Ngina who strive to help Christian couples flourish in today’s sinful world.

Her blog comes from a heart passionate about saving the covenant of Marriage.

Building marriages around God’s standards

While my book isn’t overtly “marriage” related, each couple in it faces challenges we all encounter.

I believe this can encourage couples to take steps to prevent their marriages (and relationship with Christ) from failing.

But they must be willing to answer tough questions like this:

Will we trust God and cling to what His word says, or build our lives around our own standards?

Do we care more about building God’s Kingdom, or our own?

Would God say our priorities match His?

Do we cherish our spouse’s needs, or put them in second place as we strive to reach worldly success?

Would God say we treat our spouses as His Word instructs?

I’ll be honest; answering these questions makes me say, “OUCH”.

OUCH for myself and OUCH for our world.

If society is a reflection of the family unit, then the family unit is a reflection of individual commitment to God’s Word. (Please Tweet)

The value we place on God’s Word affects more than our own lives, it spills into every aspect of the world.

In my book, this can be clearly seen through the struggles each couple faces in a world that has turned its back on God’s standard of living.

None of us are promised tomorrow.

It’s not too late to start living a life committed to a higher standard – God’s higher standard, found in His Holy Word.

God bless


BONUS – If you purchase TC’s book on Amazon between April 3-14, you can receive two books from two gifted authors for FREE. Just email your receipt to tnc dot avey at gmail dot com, and she’ll send you the info to get these books as her Thank you!

“The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends” is available on Amazon for $2.99

 About the Author : TC Avey is a Christian devoted to God, family and friends. She is passionate about encouraging Christians to live a life dedicated to Christ as well as helping them understand the importance of preserving American national freedoms through knowledge and love. She blogs at Wisdom of a Fool. You can also follow her on Twitter.


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  • Dan Black

    Great post TC Avey!!! God’s standard is the best one we can have in our marriages. Thank you for writing an amazing book.

    • TCAvey

      Thanks, Dan. It’s all God, I can’t take the credit except for obeying Him :)

  • Caleb

    When everything as you know it ends would be the ultimate test of your marriage. It reminds me of Job and his wife. Everything as they new it ended and when that happened she seemed to have enough and told Job to “curse God and die”. We must build our marriages on God and His Word now, while times are good so that when we face persecution and hardship we will still have something to stand on.

    • TCAvey

      Excellent point, Caleb. I hadn’t thought of Job, but his marriage is very applicable. Thanks for adding to the discussion. Blessings!

    • Ngina Otiende

      Wow, powerful addition Caleb, thanks for adding that.

  • floyd

    I hadn’t even thought of your stories in marriage term, but it is the premise on how you help build the stories. That’s one of the reasons the reasons the stories pack so much punch and reality.

    • TCAvey

      I hadn’t realized it either. I’m thankful Ngina brought it to my attention. I felt like an English student writing on a book I’d never read!

      • Ngina Otiende

        haha this is so funny TC! “felt like an English student writing on a book I’d never read!”

        • TCAvey

          It was great. thank you for opening my eyes up to new facets of my book!

  • DS

    Marriage inherently challenges people to live different, sacrificially, and often at odds with others. It all begins with us as individuals and our attitudes. Great job shaping those Ngina and TC.

    • TCAvey

      Well said! Marriage is a beautiful challenge best lived out by God’s standards.