Walk with Me: Pilgrim’s Progress for Married Couples
By Annie Wald and Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson
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Every married person has encountered the gap between their early hopes for ideal love and the disillusioning reality of day-to-day living. The demands of a marriage relationship can put faith to the test. How is it possible to offer grace and sacrificial love when we’ve been hurt and betrayed? How can we go on when our dreams for romance die?
Walk with Me tells the story of one couple on their way to the King’s City. When Peter and Celeste become partners, they quickly discover the journey together is much more difficult than expected. Their love for the King and for each other is challenged after they turn away from the Mountains of Maturity and head into the Swamp of Selfishness. After they cross the dismal Plains of Distance, they go to Desolate Canyon where they are almost separated by the River of Unfaithfulness. At the Valley of Cut Cords they must choose whether to continue together. But as they follow the Servant’s path, they learn the wisdom of God’s Word and discover the strength to forgive.
What people are saying about “Walk with Me”
“Married couples who need a ‘story’ for their marriage will find this book a treasure.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College
“Annie Wald has written a classic. It’s a classic not just because Annie is a skilled writer, but because she will touch the depth of your soul.”
–Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life and Love Walked Among Us
“Marriage is tough, but Annie Wald has given couples a glimpse of hope with an amazing story through Walk with Me! Every couple should read this book to get a different perspective of what it takes to succeed in marriage through the power of the Holy Spirit!”
—Gary Smalley, author of The Blessing and The DNA of Relationships
“Annie Wald reminds us that a wedding is more of a journey than an event; and that marriage is more of a story than a to-do list… Walk with Me is a creative guide.”
—John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and author of The Life You’ve Always Wanted, and Who Is This Man?
“Walk with Me lights up married life in fresh ways. Its insights are simultaneously fascinating, instructive, encouraging, sobering, and transforming. And all of this comes in the form of a story that reads like a good mystery novel; you can’t put it down!”
—David Bryant, founder, Proclaim Hope!; author, Christ is ALL!
“Annie Wald’s allegory provides Pilgrim’s Progress realism about how daunting the troubles and ultimately joyous the journey when two lovers set out in faith for the King’s City.”
—Harold Myra, former CEO of Christianity Today International
“Walk with Me is the kind of story that hits to the heart of every couple’s journey toward healing and restoration! We will make this a must read for every couple before they come to our Smalley Intensive program!”
—Michael and Amy Smalley, founders of The Smalley Center
“Walk with Me, illustrates that marriage is not a onetime event, but a pilgrimage. This book will help not only newlyweds, but all who truly strive to make their marriage a pilgrimage of joy and peace, as we walk together!”
—Denton Lotz, General Secretary emeritus, Baptist World Alliance, and Janice Lotz, hospital chaplain
With unflinching honesty and encouraging truth, this story speaks to the heart and offers fresh hope to everyone who wants to follow the example of Jesus’ unconditional love in their marriage.