Catching Foxes: A Gospel-Guided Journey to Marriage
“I am grateful to the Lord for Johns work in helping couples who are entering into marriage. John, with his many years of pastoral and counseling experience, prepares couples for the covenant they are entering into by continually pointing them back to the reason for marriage: the glory of God. He provides practical questions, but more importantly he focuses on how each individual heart is corrupted by its own desires and how the gospel of Jesus Christ redeems couples and helps them to move from overly focusing on each other to savoring Christ. I am thankful for his work and how it has aided many of our couples in our premarital ministry at The Village Church.”See All
Counselor, North Texas Christian Counseling
“Self-centered views of compatibility, relational chemistry, and personal needs are too often the focus of preparation and counseling for marriage. Catching Foxes provides a Christ-focused, gospel-saturated alternative. Couples need to see that marriage has been given by God to provide a beautiful picture of Christ and the church. He has given marriage to fulfill and illustrate His mission in the world. They need to see how the gospel connects to their everyday married life. This book can help them make the connection.”See All
Pastor of Biblical Soul Care, Radiant Church, Austin, Texas
“Finally a premarital book that cuts the fluff and delivers biblically sound preparation that paves the way toward a Christ-centered marriage. Brilliantly laid out, Catching Foxes provides couples the opportunity to engage with each other and mentors in honest conversation about vital topics. Faithful to Scripture, each page is packed with solid direction that will both challenge and excite couples to build their marriage according to Gods plan. I consider this book an outstanding road map to a God-honoring marriage.”See All
Counselor, Life Counseling Center
“Our church has been using this book for years to help couples, young and old, work through a gospel-centered view of marriage. Ive yet to find another book that is as biblical and as helpful at engaging the heart when it comes to this topic.”See All
Lead Teaching Pastor, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas
“Getting married is one of the most crucial decisions in life. The importance and necessity of preparing well for marriage cannot be overstatedespecially when the aisles of the average church are littered with both weak and broken marriages. Over the past several years, John Hendersons Catching Foxes has been one of our go-to resources in all our pre-marriage counseling. John helps engaged couples to truly understand their new covenant together and the impact of the gospel for daily living. His 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.”See All
Pastor, Sonrise Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri
“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.