How’s this for a challenge: With a teammate you’ve just met, skydive from a plane, kayak a river of Class IV rapids (no life jackets allowed), and then climb the sheer face of a canyon wall. Keep that up for thirty years or so with your teammate, and you get just a hint of life’s most extreme adventure–marriage! From the adrenaline rush of the honeymoon through the obstacles of growing old together, success and enjoyment in marriage depend on your ability to learn new skills, take big risks, endure tough times, and embrace the extreme life-giving power of a lasting marriage.
Extreme Marriage looks at the ultimate commitment between a man and a woman through the exciting lens of extreme sports. Author Terry Owens explores outdoor challenges like skydiving, caving, high-altitude climbing, and more, linking their lessons to the challenges of married life. Forget the old saying about “marrying and settling down.” This book is the high energy guide for the intense adventure of husband and wife.
Terry Owens has a Master’s degree in communications from Wheaton College. He and his wife Tari, now in the 12th year of their own extreme marriage, have been skydiving, caving, cycling in Tuscany, hiking in the Grand Canyon, and sea… More about Terry Owens
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Published by WaterBrook Aug 17, 2011| 256 Pages| ISBN 9780307551658
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Praise for Extreme Marriage
“. . . beyond writing one of the most engaging and helpful marriage books I’ve ever read, Terry Owens lives the content out in his own marriage. Treat yourself to this inspiring book!” –Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
“A blood-pumping, pulse-racing book! Terry Owens goes beyond simply describing the rigors and rewards of marriage; he also equips couples to face the most exhilarating adventure of their lives. Full of vivid images and powerful insights, Extreme Marriage challenges spouses to strive for a higher level of energy, perseverance, and ultimate satisfaction in their relationship.” –Jeramy and Jerusha Clark, authors of Define the Relatiohship and I Gave Dating a Chance
“Extreme Marriage is what every married or unmarried couple should read. It helps you understand daily struggles and opens your eyes to what is most important in a relationship.” –Seth Kimbrough, professional bmx rider and singer with “Mortal Treason”