Enter the Ring
Enter the Ring takes a fresh, powerful, vulnerable approach to marriage by framing it as the fight that it is. The world uses different assaults and tactics to distract us, tempting us to walk away, in order to destroy our marriages. But there is hope: The constant forgiveness, grace, and intervention of God can preserve and protect us from not only the world but also ourselves.D. A. and Elicia Horton explore the tension of two people becoming one and how spouses often fight over which “one of us” they become. They unpack topics such asSeasons of sufferingCommunicationSexual and physical intimacyThe spiritual life of the homeMoneyThis book approaches the traditional topics of a marriage book with the brutal and life-giving honesty of two millennials who have fought together for their marriage. All topics are addressed through the vulnerable lens of the authors’ own struggles and mistakes.This is a no-holds-barred, real-world . . . marriage book.

Enter the Ring Details

TitleEnter the Ring
Author
ReleaseJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherNavPress
ISBN-139781631466953
Rating
GenreMarriage, Nonfiction

Enter the Ring Review

  • Kelli
    January 1, 1970
    I was given a copy of this book from Tyndale to review. I think its always good to learn from others and know that all of us fight in our relationships from time to time. As I started to read the first few paragraphs, I wasn't prepared for how much the author's fought before and after they were married. Intense. I think having that at the front of their book almost caused me to doubt whether I wanted advice from their marriage. Definitely an intense opener. But I stuck with it. I loved the quote I was given a copy of this book from Tyndale to review. I think its always good to learn from others and know that all of us fight in our relationships from time to time. As I started to read the first few paragraphs, I wasn't prepared for how much the author's fought before and after they were married. Intense. I think having that at the front of their book almost caused me to doubt whether I wanted advice from their marriage. Definitely an intense opener. But I stuck with it. I loved the quote about fighting back at what societies defining of marriage has become and living the truth of the gospel with our spouses. I think that is a perfect definition to life by. I am so glad the author stuck his ground on this. We have nothing if we don't have God's Word. I really loved that scripture was placed throughout and used to back up lots of thoughts. The author's used personal experiences and stories to show how they have learned and grown in marriage, which I found helpful because everyone's story can be different but can apply advice and thoughts into lots of ways.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    I have heard D.A. Horton speak at many different conferences, and he is always wonderful. I knew that a book written by him would also be amazing, and I was not wrong. Enter the Ring “rings” with Horton’s style of no-holds-barred way of speaking the truth, and he’s not afraid to get a little messy in the process.If you’re married, you and your spouse are in the middle of a fight. The world is using different tactics to distract you, trip you up, and tempt you to throw in the towel and leave the I have heard D.A. Horton speak at many different conferences, and he is always wonderful. I knew that a book written by him would also be amazing, and I was not wrong. Enter the Ring “rings” with Horton’s style of no-holds-barred way of speaking the truth, and he’s not afraid to get a little messy in the process.If you’re married, you and your spouse are in the middle of a fight. The world is using different tactics to distract you, trip you up, and tempt you to throw in the towel and leave the ring defeated. The world wants to destroy your marriage. But God is with you in the fight- and through forgiveness and grace He is ready to lead you, to protect you not only from the world but also from yourselves.Many times throughout reading this book, I thought to myself “I wish this would have came out 11 years ago!” However, no matter where you are in your marriage, the truths that Horton sheds light on still ring true.You can get your copy here.I know I will be getting a copy for all the new couples tying the knot that I know!
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  • Ana Nuñez
    January 1, 1970
    Enter The Ring is a game changer. This book will cover practical and spiritual issues that are currently occurring in your marriage. The wisdom of seasoned believers who are in a marriage that did not always look as healthy or God centered as it currently does in invaluable. D.A. and Elicia are getting in deep and sharing stories that not many people would be open to sharing. They encourage and advice with God centered truth about all real life issues in marriage that are just hard to get throug Enter The Ring is a game changer. This book will cover practical and spiritual issues that are currently occurring in your marriage. The wisdom of seasoned believers who are in a marriage that did not always look as healthy or God centered as it currently does in invaluable. D.A. and Elicia are getting in deep and sharing stories that not many people would be open to sharing. They encourage and advice with God centered truth about all real life issues in marriage that are just hard to get through on your own. We need to hear that we are not alone in the fight. That those who have gone before us have gotten through and over time, found healthy ways and fruitful paths to take in communication, intimacy, decision making, and so much more. I know I benefit immensely from hearing what other couples who don't have all the answers but have the vulnerability to share the one thing they do have: their stories. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
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  • Andrew Wolgemuth
    January 1, 1970
    This will be a new go-to book for me with engaged and newly married couples looking for real, biblical, practical marriage wisdom. Lots of good, foundational guidance is delivered alongside candid (and often embarrassing) real-life stories from the marriage of the co-authors. Their stated aim is a gospel-saturated marriage, and they clearly describe this...while also noting that such a marriage is an aspirational, daily, God-powered pursuit.I'll particularly remember their wisdom on couples' com This will be a new go-to book for me with engaged and newly married couples looking for real, biblical, practical marriage wisdom. Lots of good, foundational guidance is delivered alongside candid (and often embarrassing) real-life stories from the marriage of the co-authors. Their stated aim is a gospel-saturated marriage, and they clearly describe this...while also noting that such a marriage is an aspirational, daily, God-powered pursuit.I'll particularly remember their wisdom on couples' communication and approach to deal with conflict (primarily recognizing that conflict itself isn't a problem to be avoided).(full disclosure: the agency I work for represented D.A. and Elicia on this book)
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