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Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on.

But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.

Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever.

Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words.Through personal stories and real world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect.

So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage.”


Focus on the Family: Cherish Your Spouse, Cherish Your Marriage (Part 1)

Focus on the Family: Cherish Your Spouse, Cherish Your Marriage (Part 2)


“Cherish is full of wisdom, practical advice, and candor on a subject so personal and sacred—how to live the marriage you want every day. Gary brings truth and reminds of Jesus in the midst of our earthly relationships. ”
–Jennie Allen, Author of Nothing to Prove and founder of IF:GATHERING

Gary Thomas has given a deep understanding and application of a key biblical concept that is sure to take any marriage who applies it to the next level. A must reading for every couple who wish to grow their relationship.
–Dr. Tony Evans, President, The Urban Alternative

“Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas has become a classic, must-read book. Now he has written another wonderful book, Cherish, focusing on not just loving your spouse, but cherishing – treasuring, honoring, holding dear with tenderness, protecting, nurturing, and wanting to showcase – your spouse. It is again a must-read book for married couples that will be a tremendous help and blessing to them and their marriages.”
–Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

Many of us vowed “to love and to cherish” when we married.  We hear a lot of good advice about loving our spouses, and that’s certainly important – but there’s more.  Gary Thomas shows us how to put love into action through cherishing the one we love.
–Jim Daly, President – Focus on the Family

Two words come to mind every time I pick up a book by Gary Thomas: Profound. Practical. I often cover relationships on my radio show, and I can say that nobody articulates God’s deepest desire for our relationships quite like Gary Thomas. He’s both convicting and encouraging, challenging and empowering. If your marriage feels dull and lackluster, read thoughtfully and prayerfully through Gary’s new book, “Cherish.” I believe you’re only pages away from a new day and a new way of relating to your spouse.
–Susie Larson, Talk Radio Host, National Speaker, Author of Your Powerful Prayers

If you desire to love and cherish your spouse, this book will inspire and help you.  Gary Thomas has identified a missing piece in many marriages and he has given us practical ideas for strengthening the most important human relationship in our life.
– Dr. Kevin G. Harney, Pastor, Author, and Founder of Organic Outreach International.

“There is nothing more beautiful than to be in a relationship with someone who is supposed to love you … and they actually love you. Cherish helps bring that ‘sweet, happy spot’ in marriage home.”
– Dr. Tim Clinton, American Association of Christian Counselors President

Get ready to be inspired! This book is sure to lift your marriage to a higher level – thats what it did for us. But Gary does more than inspire.  He equips. He shows us how to lovingly care for and treasure our spouse like never before. Don’t miss out on this incredibly practical message.  Your marriage will never be the same.
–Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

He did it again! Gary Thomas has a way of shifting my marriage paradigm to shed brilliant light on what it practically means to honor God in my marriage. By bringing to life one little word, Cherish will do the same for you.
–Dr. Juli Slattery, President of Authentic Intimacy

Every couple gets married with great intentions for their marriage. Their marriage is going to be different; it’s going to be special. But for many couples they lose their purpose and life gets busy, hardships come and the marriage they have isn’t the marriage they wanted. Every couple wants to improve their marriage, but many don’t know where to start. That is what I love about Cherished. Gary Thomas gets to the heart of marriage in this book. Soak in his wisdom, apply these principles and watch God transform your marriage relationship into something you cherish.
–Justin Davis, Pastor of Hope City Church, Author of Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough, and Founder, RefineUs Ministries

I’ve always been a huge fan of Gary Thomas’ books but Cherish is special.   Cherish shows couples how to turn a disappointing marriage into a delightful one.   One chapter I especially appreciated was the one on honoring each other. Working with couples in not just disappointing marriages but destructive ones, I see dishonoring as huge.  I am so grateful that Gary validated that regularly withholding cherish in one’s marriage can rise to the level emotional abuse.
–Leslie Vernick, licensed counselor, relationship coach and author of the bestselling The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and The Emotionally Destructive Marriage.