Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share love stories with beauty and struggles so you can experience God’s greatest desires for you and your spouse in their brand new book, Hope For Your Marriage. Are you willing to do whatever it takes?
Clayton & Ashlee Hurst: They have been married for 21 years and have 3 beautiful children. As marriage and parenting pastors at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, (the church of Pastor Joel Osteen), they share a passion in seeing God breathe life into every couple, strengthening and enriching the family unit.
“It starts at home.” ~ Clayton Hurst
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including prayer, love, loss, postpartum depression, and suicide.
- Starts at home
- Pastor Joel and Victoria
- Love at first prayer
- The meet up
- Are you willing to do whatever it takes?
- Postpartum depression
- Ephesians 5:21
- Valley of Dry Bones
- Jimmy Evans
- Agape Love
- Can these bones live?
- Lean on the Lord
- Mike & Jen
- God led vs. You led
- God creates marriage
- Biggest Needs
- Honor & Respect
- Love & Security
- What was modeled?
- Richard & Shari
“Love is not a feeling.” ~ Ashlee Hurst
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“We just chase Him around and we’re good.”
“We have tremendous leaders, Pastor Joel and Victoria. We’re so grateful that they gave us this opportunity to. They asked us to do this. We’re grateful to be able to do this together.”
“I prayed that night and said, ‘God, show me who my wife it.'”
“Even in our premarital counseling, we sat down with one of the local pastors and he said, ‘Your parents are great. Your parents are great. Y’all got this in the bag!'”
“We thought it would be easy.”
“The first 5 to 6 years and even a little bit past that was really a struggle for us.”
“I was sacred that like someone was gonna come and take my child because of the thoughts I was having.”
“Because we were both at such a point of just humbling ourselves to one another and being honest with each other.”
“If he’s not getting it at home, he’ll seek it other places.”
“How can I help you today?”
“You cannot have a marriage without issues.”
“When you can get past the point where you’re prideful and you’re hurting each other, and you’re working together as a team; Man! Does it make the moments where you need your spouse the most, the best.”
“You become a power couple.”
“But you can imagine all the different things that we can do that can affect our marital health.”
“Lean on the Lord fiercer than you ever had before.”
“God will bless the unity that comes together whenever you join together in prayer.”
“I think there’s so many people just looking for a glimmer of hope.”
“But we’re gonna stick in what we have even though it’s not healthy.”
“It all points to God.”
“Whenever you have a selfless marriage, you can have a hope filled marriage.”
“So she sees my blindspots.”
What has your story gifted you?
“It helps me have a lot more empathy for others.”
“Understand what other people are going through.”
“It’s really opened me up to be OK to be vulnerable.”
“You’re never too late to change.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- BOOK: Hope For Your Marriage
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleehurst/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/claytonhurst
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashleehurst
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Cover Art by Jenny Hamson