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About Building a Marriage Culture

In a world where same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, how should men and women continue to stand firm on marriage? We stand firm by pursuing our God-given spouse, endlessly loving our children in a biblical way, and by rebuilding a marriage culture—Nehemiah style—that glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ and is turn used for our great good. We will stand firm on marriage no matter the cost. Will you stand with us?

About the authors

Owen Strachan is CBMW President and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. At MBTS, he teaches systematic theology and supervises doctoral students while serving as the Director for the Center on Gospel & Culture. He has authored numerous books and written in academic journals like Themelios, Trinity, & JBMW and in popular publications like The Atlantic and Christianity Today. He speaks regularly for churches and conferences, and has been profiled in World magazine as a young evangelical leader and has been profiled in Baptist Press for his pro-life work.Follow him on Twitter @ostrachan.

Grant Castleberry serves as the Executive Director for CBMW. He is also a PhD student in Historical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a former Captain in the Marine Corps. He holds a B.S. from Texas A&M and an M.Div from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, GraceAnna, reside in Frankfort, Kentucky with their three children. Follow him on Twitter @grcastleberry.

Greg Gibson is a husband, dad, pastor, and writer. He is the Executive Editor at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW), and he is the author of Date Different: A Short (but real) Conversation on Dating, Sex, and Marriage for Teenagers (and their parents). Follow him on Twitter @greggibson86.

Gavin Peacock is married to Amanda and they have two children, Jake and Ava. He is also a pastor at Calvary Grace Church of Calgary and the Director of International Outreach for CBMW. He was born in Kent, England, where he played professional football (insert soccer for N.A. audiences) for 18 years. Gavin was converted to Christ at age 18 and was used by God to bear witness to the gospel through his career. However, in 2006 God called him to full time pastoral ministry. He holds an MACS. Follow him on Twitter @GPeacock8.

GraceAnna is a wife and a mom to three children. She also co-hosts the radio show Mothering from the Heart with her mom, AudreyBroggi, which airs weekly on WAGP. She holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University. She formerly served on Cru staff at Duke University. She and her husband, Grant, reside in Frankfort, Kentucky with their three children. Follow her on Twitter @gacastleberry.

Courtney Reissig is a writer, wife, and mom to three boys. She is married to Daniel, and together they live in Little Rock, Arkansas, and serve at Midtown Baptist Church. She is the author of The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God's Good Design (Crossway, 2015). Follow her on Twitter @courtneyreissig.

Amanda Peacock is a wife and mother. She and her husband, Gavin, have been married for 26 years. They live in Canmore, Alberta, having moved there seven years ago from the U.K. They are members of Calvary Grace Church, Calgary, where Gavin serves as one of the pastors and Amanda co-teaches the women’s ministry. She loves spending time with her family, meeting with young women, practicing hospitality and enjoying the outdoors.

Candi Finch serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Her greatest passion is to see teenage girls and women come to know the Lord and become mature disciples of Christ. Candi has contributed to such volumes as the Women's Evangelical Commentary on the New Testament and Old Testament and also the The Study Bible for Women. You can read more of her writing at Follow her on Twitter @Candi_Finch.