Marriage & Relationships

“Love is a deliberate and determined act of the will. There is nothing idle or passive about it. It doesn’t wane or fail when life gets tough; it only grows stronger and more resolved. It’s the bond that keeps your relationship from drifting when every storm in the ocean is raging to tear you apart. It’s the one thing you can depend on when all of life seems bent on getting you down.”

- Jimmy Evans

#JesusMen, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey with us by reading "Marriage on the Rock" by Jimmy Evans of XO Marriage this February/March 2024. This insightful book offers profound wisdom on building and sustaining a strong, fulfilling marriage grounded in biblical principles.


As we delve into the pages together, we'll explore key themes such as the importance of keeping God at the center of your marriage, understanding each other's needs, and mastering effective communication. Whether you're single, engaged, or married, this book has valuable lessons for everyone.


Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your relationship with God and deepen your understanding of what it takes to build a marriage that lasts. Let's grow together in faith and fellowship as we discover the foundations of a marriage on the rock.

"Marriage on the Rock" by Jimmy Evans


"Marriage on the Rock" by Jimmy Evans is a comprehensive book that offers biblical principles to help couples strengthen their marriage. Evans emphasizes that a successful marriage is one that is centered around God. He argues that when couples prioritize their relationship with God, they are better equipped to foster love, respect, and understanding within their marriage.


  • Understanding Each Other's Needs: The book highlights the importance of understanding and meeting your partner's needs. Evans outlines different needs for men and women, suggesting that recognizing and fulfilling these needs is crucial for a healthy and lasting relationship.
  • Effective Communication: Communication is a central theme in the book. Evans provides strategies for honest and open communication, teaching couples how to effectively express their feelings and listen to their partner without judgment.
  • The Principle of Partnership: Evans discusses the concept of marriage as a partnership, where both individuals work together towards common goals. This includes sharing responsibilities, making decisions together, and supporting each other's personal growth.
  • Conflict Resolution: The book offers guidance on resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. Evans stresses the importance of forgiveness, understanding, and compromise in overcoming disagreements and strengthening the marital bond.
  • Keeping the Romance Alive: Evans advises on how to maintain intimacy and romance in marriage, emphasizing the need for continuous effort and commitment from both partners in nurturing their relationship.
  • Financial Management: Financial issues are acknowledged as a common source of stress in marriages, and Evans provides advice on managing finances together, including setting budgets, saving, and investing for the future.
  • The Role of Family and Friends: The influence of external relationships on marriage is discussed, with advice on setting boundaries and fostering healthy relationships with family and friends.
  • Parenting Together: For couples with children, Evans highlights the importance of unified parenting strategies and the impact of a healthy marriage on child development.
  • Commitment to Lifelong Marriage: Finally, Evans underscores the commitment to a lifelong marriage, encouraging couples to work through challenges and prioritize their relationship.


Whether you're single, engaged, or years into marriage, "Marriage on the Rock" by Jimmy Evans offers timeless wisdom and practical advice that can transform your understanding of what it means to build and sustain a healthy, fulfilling relationship. With its foundation firmly rooted in biblical principles, this book is not just a guide but a journey through the intricacies of marital life, addressing the challenges and celebrating the joys of a committed partnership.


For singles, "Marriage on the Rock" provides a blueprint for understanding the essential qualities of a successful marriage, encouraging a proactive approach to relationship-building that focuses on personal growth, understanding, and the importance of a shared spiritual foundation. It sets the stage for entering into a future relationship with clarity, purpose, and a deep commitment to creating a bond that lasts a lifetime.


Engaged couples will find in this book a wealth of knowledge that prepares them for the journey ahead. From effective communication and conflict resolution to financial management and parenting together, Jimmy Evans offers insights that are crucial for laying a solid foundation for your marriage. It's an invaluable resource for starting your shared life on the right foot, ensuring you're equipped to face the challenges and embrace the joys that come with building a life together.


For those already married, whether in the early years or well into the journey, "Marriage on the Rock" serves as a powerful tool for rejuvenation and reconnection. It addresses common pitfalls and provides strategies for rekindling romance, deepening your connection, and strengthening your commitment to each other. This book is a reminder that marriage is a continuous journey of growth, learning, and loving, offering practical advice for keeping your relationship vibrant and strong.


"Marriage on the Rock" transcends the typical marriage advice, offering a profound and transformative perspective on what it means to love and be loved in the context of a covenant relationship. It's a call to action for anyone who believes in the value of committed partnerships and seeks to build or strengthen a marriage that not only survives but thrives.


Whether you're dreaming of marriage, about to embark on your marital journey, or looking to enrich and deepen an existing relationship, "Marriage on the Rock" is an essential read. Its principles and insights invite readers to explore the depth of commitment, love, and partnership in a marriage built on a solid foundation. So, take the first step towards transforming your relationship and discover the timeless wisdom contained within these pages.  ("Marriage on the Rock" is available on Amazon)

Marriage on the Rock.

An overview of 10 key Insights we distilled from the book Marriage on the Rock.

#1 - Putting God at the Center:
#2 - Understanding Each Other's Needs:
#3 - Effective Communication:
#4 - The Principle of Partnership:
#5 - Conflict Resolution:
#6 - Keeping The Romance Alive:
#7 - Financial Management:
#8 - The Role of Family & Friends:
#9 - Parenting Together:
#10 - Commitment to LifeLong Marriage:

The 10-part video series presented below is embedded from YouTube.  Consider subscribing to Jimmy Evans / XO Marriage on YouTube.

Disclaimer: This page is provided for educational and illustrative purposes only. While we do not claim any direct affiliation with the author, it is noteworthy to mention that COLG distributed 50 copies of this book during the 2024 Marriage Event. Additionally, the book served as a reference and was used to outline the discussions throughout the event. Please note that our use of this book does not imply endorsement by the author or a formal partnership.  This page was create by the #JesusMen group and does not necessarily have the approval of COLG leadership.