“In this day and age, I cannot think of a more timely or more needed book than The Marriage Ark!“
– Barbara Mandrell
Award-winning country music artist
"It’s not a stretch to say that Margaret helped save our marriage, and we’re just one of the thousands of couples she’s helped. Whether your marriage is facing an overwhelming storm or just needing to find a little better footing, I believe Margaret can help you too."
New York Times best selling author, host of the nationally syndicated, The Dave Ramsey Show
“When my friend, Margaret Phillips, speaks, I’ve learned to sit up and take notes. She is a storehouse of wisdom. In The Marriage Ark, she zeros in on marriage and shows us how to build a safe place to ride out the storms of married life. She also shows us how to make the most of the journey while we’re in there. Regardless of whether you’re just setting-sail on a new life with someone, find yourself drowning in the middle of a hurricane, or wanting to deepen and enrich a long-term marriage, this book is for you.”
Mentor, Artist, and Wife of Author Michael Hyatt
“Engaged and longtime married couples alike will be blessed by The Marriage Ark. Through scripture, wisdom and transparency, Margaret shines light on God’s instructions for marital success. In this day and age, I cannot think of a more timely or more needed book than The Marriage Ark!”
Award-winning Country Music Artist
“We have witnessed many people who have created strategies for career and financial success. But those same people frequently have no plan for success in their marriage. In The Marriage Ark. Margaret shares a clear blueprint for being as intentional about success in your marriage as you would expect in business. With no plan in place, your ark—and your marriage—will likely sink. Don’t take that chance.”
Dan and Joanne Miller
48days.com, Authors and Coaches
“For anyone who desperately needs or desires a deeper level of intimacy in marriage, The Marriage Ark is a lifesaver! Margaret Phillips provides no-nonsense advice and uncompromising truth that will help heal the “holes in your soul.” Rather than pie-in-the-sky platitudes, Margaret leads you to discover fresh, practical ideas that you can put to use right now. I have greatly benefitted from Margaret’s insights and I am confident that you will, too!”
Ken AbrahamNew York Times Bestselling Author
“With wit, insight, home spun stories, and a wealth of experience, Margaret Phillips, weaves a tapestry that would fit well into any home. Do you need help in communication in your marriage? Do you grasp and enjoy the diﬀerences in the Master’s plan in making them “male and female?” Do you need a road map to help you navigate your family back into wholeness and health? Then as someone who has benefited from the skillful guidance and clarity of teaching from Margaret Phillips, it is my honor to commend to you The Marriage Ark as part of your communication prescription.”
Dr. James Goll
Founder of God Encounters, Best Selling Author, Life Language Coach
“The allegory of marriage being an Ark floating above the greatest storm in the history of the world is timely as well as accurate. Never before has family and marriage been under the attack it is now. Family is the superstructure of society and the union between husband and wife is the bond of agreement. I highly recommend this book for married couples, counselors, pastors, and people considering being married. Also, it’s never too late to repair a marriage and it certainly is worth it.”
Pastor, International Speaker, Author
“Margaret was instrumental in helping my wife and I to navigate through the early years of our marriage when we were overwhelmed with conflict, pain from buried trauma and toxic patterns of relating. Many of the principles she shares in The Marriage Ark gave us a foundation to learn how to love by applying biblical principles and to rely on God to guide us. This book is a great first-step book for couples facing rough seas.”
Lead Pastor, The Bridge Church
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The Marriage Ark is a definitive blueprint that can equip couples to build a vessel (or strengthen their existing vessel) that is capable of standing against high winds and lashing waves.
Using the story of Noah as a backdrop, Margaret Phillips maps out the enduring principles necessary for providing vital elements for an intimate and lasting marriage. The tools for building the marriage ark, the pitch that holds the planks together, building intimacy in stressful times and conditions, and learning to appreciate the differences in maleness and femaleness are just a few of the topics addressed.
Margaret Phillips received a bachelor of science degree from David Lipscomb University in psychology and a master of science degree from the University of Tennessee in clinical psychology. Following graduate school, she entered the Family and Group Institute, a two year intensive program located in Sarasota, Florida, receiving specific training in strategic, structural, and inter-generational family systems therapy. She began private practice in Bradenton, Florida. She moved to Nashville in 1990, reestablishing a private practice, Soaring Christian Counseling. She has been a clinical fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for more than 30 years. She was licensed in the state of Florida and has been a licensed Marital and Family therapist in the state of Tennessee since 1990.
She served on the board of the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors in many different capacities from it’s inception, assistant director for 3 years and the director for 3 years.
She continues her private practice, writes and speaks, and she and her husband conduct weekend retreats called The Journey. On a personal note, she and her husband Gary have been married 49 years. They served on the mission field in West Africa for 4 years, followed by many years in the ministry. They have a large family that includes 13 grandchildren who all live in the Nashville area. She has been involved since 1997 with the Encounter Training and serves in an advisory capacity to the Encounter Training, a 4 day intensive program for retooling your life.
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