“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards . . .” Song of Solomon 2:15
Why are foxes on the cover of this premarital guide? Because every marriage has “foxes” lurking inside it! We all have idols and selfish appetites—and, like the foxes in Solomon’s vineyard, they can cause untold destruction and heartache. In fact, how seriously a couple takes their own foxes will influence whether their marriage blooms and glorifies God, or is a shallow and pale imitation of the real thing.
In this workbook for both individuals and groups, biblical counselor John Henderson stimulates meaningful conversation and prayer between engaged couples. The book’s interactive format provides couples with a foundation for understanding what marriage is really about, becoming a godly husband or wife, and understanding conflict and resolving it biblically.
Sit down together, ask a married couple to come alongside you, and get ready to chase the foxes out of your relationship.
About the author:
John Henderson has served as a counseling pastor in the local church over the past 15 years. In addition, he helps oversee the Center for Church Equipping for the Association of Biblical Counselors. He has written a three-volume biblical counseling curriculum for the ABC and a marriage preparation book Catching Foxes. His prayerful desire is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ redeem and transform the hearts and lives of people in real and practical ways. John and Ruth married in 2000 and have five children. He received a Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas.
“Self-centered views of compatibility, relational chemistry, and personal needs are too often the focus of preparation and counseling for marriage. Catching Foxesprovides a Christ-focused, gospel-saturated alternative.” ~Lee Lewis, Pastor of Biblical Soul Care, Radiant Church, Austin, Texas
“Finally a premarital book that cuts the fluff. . . . Brilliantly laid out, Catching Foxes provides couples the opportunity to engage with each other and mentors in honest conversation about vital topics.” ~Eliza Huie, Counselor, Life Counseling Center
“Catching Foxes is one of our go-to resources in all our pre-marriage counseling. . . . [This] interactive study guide provides couples with many opportunities to discover each other, learn relevant biblical truth, and build a rich foundation for their new life together.” ~Kevin Carson, Pastor, Sonrise Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri