Hedges

_Hedges_ Loving Your Marriage Enough to In a culture that minimizes infidelity and its devastating effects, best-selling author Jerry Jenkins gives strong but practical advice: plant preventive hedges around your marriage. You will face many enemies, but there is a way to deal with sexual temptation long before it occurs — and to stay faithful for life. Marriage is in real danger and we have to work diligently to protect our marriages. If we don’t do so, we will find temptation will come our way for sure and if we fall, chaos and pain will ensue for our marriages and families. Build hedges of protection! Marriages are under fire from many fronts. One of the most damaging, and one from which it may not recover is infidelity, and is becoming more prevalent. WE NEED HEDGES! Have them in place before the danger arises! Hedges features helpful insights such as...
  • The importance of putting hedges of protection around your marriage. It may be a new concept for some of us – but don’t leave it till it is too late.
  • Evidence around us shows Hedges are needed!
  • Don’t tinker around – Run for your life!
  • Men and women are built and function differently
  • We need to equip our children for these differences and prepare them for life – so they too will build hedges to protect their marriages.
Our radio series is based on the book of the same title by  Jerry B. Jenkins, an author of over 150 books, and wrote “Hedges” to help others plant preventative hedges around their marriage.  It's Worth Fighting For!

Episode 5. What Hedges Can Do for Your Family

“I’d say it’s never too late to plant a hedge. And say, ‘From this day forward I’m not going to spend alone time with anyone that could possibly threaten my marriage.’ And that’s anybody of the opposite sex.  Save your flirting for your wife. Save your best jokes for your wife, and your best insights. Also, tell your love story.  I’ve never heard of a wife who gets tired of hearing that.” – Jerry Jenkins. Hear more on this final episode of “Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It!”

Episode 4. How to Start Planting Hedges – Part 2

It’s been said that marriages don’t often end because of a “blowout”—but rather because of a “slow fade.” If you want to keep your marriage rolling along, let’s talk more about some practical ways for you to protect your marriage.

Episode 3. How to Start Planting Hedges – Part 1

“Some people die because of it… Others have given up kingdoms for it…It can cause people to do absolutely mad things. It’s the most powerful ‘drug’ known to man. What is it?  Infatuation–for someone other than your spouse! And at the end, we all say the same thing: ‘What was he thinking??!!’  The point is: he wasn’t. That person was under the influence of a mood-altering substance.” –Dave Carder. Listen for more on Episode 3 of “Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It!”

Episode 2-Hedges and The Dangers to Marriage

“I think because it’s so alluring, it’s so attractive, that men are stupid.  They think they can handle it. And, ‘I won’t get caught…’ or, ‘A little bit of it won’t make any difference.’ The thing is, it’s like a drug… And you’re longing for that high, and hoping for it, and it’s like being on heroin—except that it’s going on in your mind.” Hear more from Stephen Cardy, on episode 2 of “Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It!”

Episode 1. Why Do We Need Hedges?

The divorce rate in Ireland is steadily climbing, and infidelity seems to be creeping into even the happiest marriages. So what can be done? None of us can protect all of the marriages in Ireland… but we can protect our OWN!