Marriage Minded

10 Ways to Know If You've Found the One

by Nick Hurst, Chelsea Hurst, Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke

On Sale: 2023-01-31

Book Summary

More than 2.4 million people on YouTube watched Nick and Chelsea Hurst journey through dating, engagement, and marriage. In Marriage Minded, the refreshingly honest young couple walk you through the guidance they received, lessons they learned, and questions they asked themselves and others as they navigated the biggest decision of their lives.

About the Book

How did you know you were right for each other? How did you know it was the right time to get married? What should we be doing as a couple to make sure our marriage starts out well?

These questions are among many that Chelsea and Nick Hurst have received since nearly 2.4 million people followed their love story, engagement, and marriage on their YouTube channel. Now they're ready to dive deeper into the guidance they received, the lessons they learned, and the questions they asked themselves and others as they navigated the biggest decision of their lives.

Written from both Chelsea's and Nick's refreshingly honest perspectives, Marriage Minded is perfect for couples who are dating seriously or considering the big step of engagement. In these pages, Nick and Chelsea . . .

  • Share critical questions you should ask yourselves and each other before saying "I do"
  • Offer practical ways to better understand each other and your differences to build a solid and trusting relationship
  • Share ways to find hope and help for healing from past mistakes as you plan for your future together
  • Present a clear view of what godly marriage is and the importance of putting Jesus at the center before you're married


Chelsea and Nick are a breath of fresh air as they share what they wish they had known before walking into marriage. Allow their relationship and personal experiences to be an encouragement to you as you build your life together.


If you care deeply about knowing if the person you are dating (or will date) is right for you and take this big decision seriously, put this book on your must-read list! The Hursts break down ten ways of knowing if you've found 'the one,' and you'll feel empowered--from both a male and a female perspective--to walk in confidence and wisdom in this area of your life. Their honest and vulnerable insights give hope to a world of people longing to feel loved and cherished.
Stefanie and Caleb Rouse, relationship counselors, authors, and digital creators

Marriage Minded is a bit more than a book. It's a look--a look into a love relationship between a young man and woman who wanted more than dating, more than 'falling in love,' and more than finding a fairy-tale romance. This couple was (and is) serious about the covenant of marriage and the commitment it takes to make it work. We're so proud of Nick and Chelsea and this vulnerable and helpful book. We know God will use it to help those who read it.
Dr. Clayton and Sharie King, authors, speakers, and cofounders of CKM/Crossroads Ministries

Nick and Chelsea are beautifully vulnerable with the victories and struggles of their story. This book isn't a self-help read; it's a powerful, interactive tool for hearing the voice of God for those who desire the good gift of marriage. Marriage Minded is a must-read.
Brad Cooper, lead pastor of culture and direction, NewSpring Church

Nick and Chelsea are downright practical. Dating couples long to discover what truly loving and honorable marriage looks like, and this couple delivers from God's Word. You'll be excited to apply their insights, especially when it comes to honoring God in your dating to experience a marriage that will truly flourish! So carve out time with this remarkable book written by a couple who lives out what they preach, turn the page, and learn to stay marriage minded. It's life-changing!
Rashawn and Denisse Copeland, founders of Without Walls Ministries; authors of Start Where You Are and Set Apart

Nick and Chelsea take a much-needed real approach toward marriage in Marriage Minded. They break down the reality of situations we all encounter in our relationships but address them with purposeful, thoughtful intention instead of brushing them off as 'normal' as we so often do.
Gabriel and Jess Conte, YouTubers, creative entrepreneurs, author of A Mission for Meaning

With practical principles, biblical truth, raw transparency, humor, grace, and wisdom beyond their years, Nick and Chelsea have crafted a beautiful road map that should be required reading for every couple who is seriously dating or engaged. Reading and applying the lessons in this book will help you build a solid foundation for a thriving marriage.
Dave and Ashley Willis, bestselling authors and hosts of The Naked Marriage podcast

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2023-01-31
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2023-01-31
  • Trim Size: 158.000mm x 235.000mm x 20.000mm
  • Weight: 335.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Love & Marriage
  • Category 2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth