Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. He is the author of 20 books, including  When to Walk Away, Sacred Marriage,  Sacred Pathways, Cherish, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith. He has a master’s degree from Regent College, where he studied under Dr. J.I. Packer, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in divinity from Western Seminary. Gary has spoken in 49 states and 9 different countries. He has appeared numerous times on various national radio and television programs, including CBN, Focus on the Family and FamilyLife Today.

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What does it take to launch your kids well? Dennis Rainey recounts the story of the first time he dropped a daughter off at college. Alex Chediak explains why parents must be the ones to prepare their kids. Michelle Hill covers the value of independence, View Show Notes →
You promised for better or worse, but when you got married, did you imagine you'd have major conflict over things like ice cube trays or damp towels on the floor? Gary Thomas, Paul David Tripp, Jonathan Pitts, Dave and Ann Wilson, and Bob Lepine talk abou View Show Notes →
Feeling the drift in your marriage? Author Gary Thomas explores how intimacy with God helps us go the distance in marriage and fight for lifelong love. View Show Notes →
Could closeness with God breathe passion in your marriage? Author Gary Thomas helps you chase down spiritual purpose for closeness that lasts a lifetime. View Show Notes →
Kay Wills Wyma, Gary Thomas and Priscilla Shirer help us remember to be content with the life we have and avoid the temptation to compare ourselves with others. View Show Notes →
Marriage was intended to be a lifetime covenant. Be inspired and encouraged in your marriage commitment from guests Gary Thomas, Laura Story, and Voddie Baucham. View Show Notes →
If the only time your kids see you worshipping God is at church on Sunday morning, then your kids are missing out on a rich experience that could bond your family on a soul-to-soul level. Don Whitney and Lauren Chandler talk about worshiping together with their families. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas encourages husbands and wives to love their spouses by eliminating the things in their marriage that irritate them. He describes what it takes to deepen intimacy in marriage. View Show Notes →
When the people in your family hurt you the most, what do you do? Gary Thomas explains that if a family member enjoys tearing you down and destroying the relationship, then it may be time to walk away. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas explains that when a spouse is controlling or has a murderous spirit, it might be necessary, in some circumstances, to walk away. Thomas contrasts a toxic marriage from a difficult marriage. View Show Notes →
Sometimes it's best to just walk away. That's what Gary Thomas wants you to know when facing toxic people. Thomas explains how, in the gospels, Jesus walked away from people 41 times. View Show Notes →
Dennis Rainey, Sam Allberry, Tony Evans, Jen Wilkin, and Gary Thomas outline some life habits with eternal significance. View Show Notes →
Cherishing, begins with the desire to protect your spouse emotionally, physically, and spiritually. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas encourages husbands and wives to cherish their spouses by celebrating who they uniquely are. A person needs to see their spouse as their one and only, and must be careful not to compare. View Show Notes →
Best-selling author Gary Thomas explains that when you show off the beauty of your spouse and showcase them instead of yourself, you are cherishing them. View Show Notes →
Take your marriage beyond the mediocre by following the advice of authors Dr. Joe Stowell, Dave Wilson, and Gary Thomas. View Show Notes →
Our greatest need is not to be loved, but to learn how to love one another. Gary Thomas explains we need to learn how to spread His love to others, starting with our spouses. View Show Notes →
A good marriage isn't about finding the right person, it's about building into the spouse you already have. Gary Thomas shares three pillars to building your marriage to last a lifetime. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas explains that people get married to be accepted, but then pull back from each other. Gary says you have to be transparent with each other if you want to deepen intimacy in your marriage. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas tells husbands and wives if you really want to love your spouse, you have to kill the things in your marriage that irritate your spouse. View Show Notes →