My husband (Jeff) and I are excited to share that, after many months of prayer, we signed a contract with The Good Book Company in August and have begun writing a follow up book to Hope When It Hurts – written for married couples navigating trials of any kind. This is not a “how to” on all things marriage, but rather, an honest look at the real struggles we face in marriage – especially when trials come – and the life-changing hope we have in the gospel. We will be working through the book of Job with short, accessible chapters, that a husband and wife can read individually or together.
Would you be praying with and for us as we write? The Lord has done a deep (and painful) work in both of us over many hard years and our desire is to write in a way that is real about the struggles, but faithful to His Word and lifts the name of Christ above all. Though we have been broken in many ways (personally and maritally), God has sustained our marriage (by his grace) and used what could have destroyed us to give us greater life in him and a greater love for each other. We are not writing on the other side of our trials, but right the midst of them. We pray that Christ will use our current sufferings and all that he is teaching us to apply the truth of the Gospel in a way that blesses and encourages other couples to turn to Christ in their own hurts – and watch expectantly as he works in ways that only he can.
Lord willing, we will be finished writing this year and launch in spring 2020. We are excited, but so very dependent on the Lord. Stay tuned for more to come later this year! Thank you for all of your support and prayers.
“I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:13-14
In His strength and for His glory,
Jeff and Sarah Walton
If interested, you can purchase “Hope When It Hurts – 30 Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering” authored by Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell here or here.