Build a marriage now that your kids will thank you for later
Your parents' marital choices have greatly affected your own attitudes and actions in marriage, for better or worse. Your choices will affect your children, and grandchildren, and so on. It's time to get proactive about your marriage legacy.
Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts have been married 45 years and have spent the last 30 years speaking on marriage. This book contains their most successful, proven material. It will teach you:
Whether you've been married 40 years or just got engaged, this book is for you. Your marriage will change the lives of countless people. Start thinking about the kind of legacy you'll leave, today.
Praise for Your Marriage Today . . . and Tomorrow
We need a strong voice anchored in truth to call us back to what really matters when a man and a woman say, “I do.” I do not know a couple more qualified and capable of pointing us in the right direction than Crawford and Karen Loritts. Their faithful lives in ministry and marriage have already been a well-written book, drafted with intentionality and attention to God-honoring detail. Now, decades into the journey, the lessons they've garnered and the generational impact they've created for their own family is at our fingertips within the pages of this book.
This is the compass we've been looking for. Theirs is the voice that we need and it's the one I'm listening to. You should too.
Author and Bible teacher
Crawford and Karen are at once relatable and convicting, funny, and wise. Through this timely book, they show us how husbands and wives do more than build a family; they leave a gospel legacy. Marriage and parenting done God's way can be the greatest contribution we can make to the Great Commission. We will send our children to places we can never go—most notably, the future. If you want your marriage to be infused with the power that Jesus promises will accompany the Great Commission, don't just read, but spend time with this helpful book.
J. D. Greear
Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC
Crawford and Karen's passion for giving hope is contagious and one for us all to model. In Your Marriage Today . . . and Tomorrow their heart for mentoring shines through. Crawford and Karen remind us that our marriage relationships leave a legacy. What will it be? Thoughtful and inspiring, you'll find treasures of encouragement to invest in your marriage today as a way to bless the marriages of tomorrow. Rhonda, my wife of forty-five years in 2018, joins me in sharing our best wishes to Crawford and Karen as they encourage and nurture marriages, families, and future generations for years to come.
As a still fairly newlywed myself (married at age fifty-seven!), I was delighted to learn that Crawford and Karen had written this book, and was eager to read it and learn from their wisdom. I've known this couple for many years and they are two of my favorite people. The very different backgrounds they brought to their marriage could have been a recipe for a less than ideal future. But by God's grace, their marriage has gone the distance and is a beautiful reflection of the gospel story. They have been intentional about passing on to their children and grandchildren a rare, precious legacy of devotion to Christ. This book is warm, personal, insightful, thought-provoking, practical, and above all robustly biblical. I heartily commend it to every believer who cares about experiencing and sharing with others a vision for marriage as God intended it to be.
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Author, teacher, and host of Revive Our Hearts
Any time I have a conversation with Crawford Loritts, I come away with much needed perspective. He's one of those guys who opens his mouth and just lets wisdom flow from it, effortlessly and graciously. Your Marriage Today . . . and Tomorrow comes from the heart, gleaned from a marriage of nearly fifty years. The first thing I thought was this should be required reading for all newlyweds. And then I realized that as a man who has been married for thirty-five years, I was learning things that will serve me and my wife well for years and years to come. Well done, Crawford . . . again.
Ernie Johnson Jr.
Author of New York Times bestseller Unscripted
Crawford and Karen Loritts have ministered to countless couples wanting to follow God's design for their marriage. And they practice what they preach! Their stories will give you hope and their ideas will give you tools for creating a marriage built to last!
Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
President, The Urban Alternative
Through candid backstory and reflection, as well as deep wells of wisdom and experience, Crawford and Karen give helpful pathways to keep your marriage growing so that it overflows and expresses Jesus to rising generations. This book is a timely and important resource to help your marriage be a “sacred conduit” to continue to grow God's kingdom.
President and CEO of FamilyLife
Your Marriage Today . . . and Tomorrow is one of those rare books I'll read after seeing the “movie.” My life has been profoundly shaped by my folks, and I couldn't be more thrilled you get the chance to catch the overflow of what me and my siblings received.
Lead Pastor, Abundant Life
Author, Saving the Saved
God's design for marriage goes way beyond the two of you! Here Crawford and Karen Loritts unpack God's Word, honestly share their own stories, and offer life-changing principles to show you how to build a marriage with impact for life and eternity.
Josh D. McDowell
Author and speaker
When I heard Crawford and Karen Loritts were writing a book on marriage, I was thrilled. They have been friends for many years, and I know they have a lot to share. What is particularly encouraging is their approach: how a good marriage can have a purpose and mission that will influence not only children and grandchildren, but also subsequent generations and others besides. This is a powerful book for people who want their marriages to count for eternity.
President, Campus Crusade for Christ International/Cru
I've been to the conferences and I've heard the talks. However, nothing beats having watched the truths in this book lived out in front of me. Blessed beyond measure to have these examples.
Crawford and Karen Loritts have been married for more four and a half decades and walked with Jesus even longer. That combination alone warrants a read! I know all of his children and have been a fan and, in my mind, an adopted son of this family. It's easy to read the stories and hear the word of God about family through them. Not only do you get their story, but you get the redemptive story of the gospel woven into this work. Read and use it as a lifetime reference tool for marriage!
Lead Pastor and founder, Epiphany Fellowship
A beautiful reminder that “marriage and family are intended to be a reflection and portrait of the oneness and love found in the Trinity.” This book challenges us to relentlessly pursue a Christ-honoring marriage that is selfless and forgiving and always seeking a deeper level of intimacy. By faithfully modeling these behaviors, Crawford and Karen give hope to the next generation.
Bubba and Cindy Cathy
EVP and President of Dwarf House / Chick-fil-a, Inc.
Crawford and Karen are the real deal. As usual their instruction is spot on. But it is the reality of their lives together and their families before and after them that make their timeless teachings an authentic resource that can be trusted for the challenges that face us all in marriage, family, and life itself.
Barry and Angelyn Cannada
Chairman, Board of Directors, Campus Crusade International/Cru
Marriage can either be a source of great peace and joy or, unfortunately for some, conflict and sorrow. So learning to manage marriage toward positive outcomes is vitally important. Thankfully, my friends Crawford and Karen Loritts have charted a course to follow based on biblical wisdom and practical experience. Whether your marriage is thriving or struggling, you will find their insights to be of great benefit. Highly recommended!
President, Cornerstone University
All my life I have watched my parents literally live out these truths in this book. Even though they're not perfect, there's a profound sense of wanting to honor the Lord in everything, especially in their marriage. Through ups and downs, in victory and in failure, their commitment to the Lord and to each other has imprinted me and my siblings' lives. I am grateful for the legacy they have stewarded, modeled, and passed to us. Sometimes I wish people could see greatness in “private” because that's what I have witnessed. Thank you mom and dad. I love you dearly!
Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Church Nashville Central
Karen and Crawford have given us all a vision for marriage to be both a “sacred conduit” and an “inviting portrait” of God Himself along with His plans and purposes. Learn of how God's legacy of faithfulness was woven in their marriage from both challenges and the character of a former slave named Peter. This book will give you practical tips, engaging stories but, most of all, hope for your journey in marriage.
Chairman of The Reimagine Group
Author of The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World
My marriage is thriving because of the example they lived out in front of me. I'm excited f