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.

He and his wife Lisa have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable granddaughter on the planet.

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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 →
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 →
Gary Thomas, Paul David Tripp, Jonathan Pitts, Dave and Ann Wilson, and Bob Lepine talk about how to face mundane irritants in marriage with transcendent grace. 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 →
Life itself extends to our last dying breath. Gary Thomas, Jim Stroud, and Jim Garlow tell stories of caring for souls at the end of their lives. 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 →
Gary Thomas, author of "A Lifelong Love," encourages every couple to discover their magnificient obsession-something they love to do for the glory of God. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas explains that he got married to be loved and have his needs met. However, after 20-plus years of marriage, Gary realizes that his greatest need isn't to be loved, but to learn how to love. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas explores God's purpose for marriage and explains how the best marriages are those steeped in worship. View Show Notes →
It's a familiar saying that "you can't see the forest for the trees." Gary Thomas explains how we often miss God's current blessings while waiting for future miracles. View Show Notes →
Are you getting married for the right reasons? View Show Notes →
Are you waiting for destiny to bring you your perfect match? View Show Notes →
Is it true love or infatuation? View Show Notes →
What is pleasure's place in a Christian's life? View Show Notes →
Does God approve of pleasure? View Show Notes →
Does God frown on our pleasures? View Show Notes →
God's mercy is new every morning. View Show Notes →
It's a familiar saying that "you can't see the forest for the trees." View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas talks with Dennis Rainey about what men most need from their wives. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas tells women what they must know to be their husband's most powerful influencer. View Show Notes →
Do you think of your marriage as having a sacred history? View Show Notes →
Just as iron sharpens irons, our daily marital struggles sharpen us. View Show Notes →
Respect--we're often concerned about getting it, but do we know how to give it? View Show Notes →
Have you ever thought of your marriage as the "School of Love"? View Show Notes →
What if God designed marriage to make us holy rather than happy? View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas helps us sharpen our view of suffering. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas encourages those who know Christ to live unselfishly for Him. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas explains the difference between authentic faith and cultural Christianity. View Show Notes →
Gary talks about the sobering realization that our kids are watching us 24/7 and mimicking what we do. View Show Notes →
You're a parent, and you feel guilty. View Show Notes →