What exactly does it take to make marriage strong?
Ron and Jody Zappia were on the brink of divorce. It was their first year of marriage and already things were falling apart. They desperately searched for anything that would help. And then, suddenly, everything changed.
Today, the Zappias lead The Knot Marriage Conference where they present seven transformative principles that saved their marriage. The Marriage Knot teaches these same principles to new audiences. Full of wisdom, humor, and refreshing transparency, The Marriage Knot unpacks the choices successful couples make.
Marriage, like a knot, has to be kept tight.
Left to itself, it loosens over time and can completely unravel.
This highly practical book focuses on the everyday decisions you can make to rejuvenate and restore your marriage. Delving into topics like communication, sex, conflict resolution, and more, it offers the tools you need for life-long marriage health.
Whether you're engaged, newlyweds, or seasoned marriage veterans, this book will help make your marriage strong, no matter what pressures attempt to unravel it.
Praise for The Marriage Knot
“The Marriage Knot is a must-read from my good friends Ron and Jody Zappia. They put it all out there for you to learn, grow, and receive healing from your pain. Through their life experiences, they have given us seven choices that we all need to practice to make sure that our marriages do not unravel. The sharing from Jody's heart at the end of each chapter is such an added bonus. These words will encourage and provoke you. Love it!”
—WILFREDO DE JESÚS
Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church, Chicago, IL
“With so many marriages coming apart these days, it's hard to find people who believe they should stay together at all, let alone someone with fresh practical insights on how that can happen for you. Pastor Ron Zappia and his wife, Jody, know how to tie and retie a life of love that lasts. Ron and Jody are students of God's Word and the marriage lessons here are proven first in their own marriage then in the lives of many others. For you or someone you know whose marriage is unraveling, Ron Zappia has the right message at the right moment. Learn how to hold it together and love marriage more than you ever have—in The Marriage Knot.”
—JAMES AND KATHY MACDONALD
James is Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, teacher for Walk in the Word, and author of many books, including Act Like Men
“With authenticity and transparency, my friends Ron and Jody Zappia show a path to a better marriage. I've seen them live this up close, and Donna and I have learned from them on our own marriage journey. Now, in The Marriage Knot: 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together you can get the wisdom you need to build a marriage that lasts.”
Billy Graham Distinguished Chair, Wheaton College
“If authenticity and hope is a hit, this book is a grand slam. Ron reveals the pain of broken lives and the power of redemption. He and Jody share their story as proof that Jesus can heal, tie two people's hearts together, and change lives—even yours. Grab their coattails of faith and run the race!”
Host of Moody Radio's “Karl and Crew Mornings,” WMBI 90.1 FM, Chicago, IL; Lead Pastor of 180 Chicago
“There is no doubt in my mind that this book will help many marriages. The reason is simple: it explains and illustrates the foundational issues that bring harmony and understanding to our marital relationships. Every marriage has room for growth, and this book is destined to accelerate our learning curve.”
—ERWIN W. LUTZER
Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, IL; bestselling author