Date Your Wife: An Interview with Justin Buzzard


Justin Buzzard is a church planter and blogger. If you’re not reading his blog, repent and start now. He’s also author of Date Your Wife

, which releases this week.

Justin was kind enough to answer some questions about his new book.

Most guys date their wives before marriage. Why do we tend to stop?

Because we’re idiots. We think the mission is over. It’s not. The real dating — the real adventure, mission, work, and excitement — begins in marriage.

Some guys may think you’re about to lay on a guilt trip with this book. Be honest. Are you?

No. Read the endorsements. I hold men responsible for their sin, then pour gospel all over them and encourage them to get busy steering their marriage in a fresh direction.


I remember beginning to date my wife again after we had our first child. It was tough! What would you say to couples who are frankly too tired and broke to date?

Exhaustion and financial hardship are weak excuses. Any excuse for not dating your wife is just that, an excuse. That’s what I would say: Husband, quit using all these teenage excuses, get your heart back the gospel, get creative, and start taking great care of your wife.

What does the gospel have to do with dating our wives?

Everything. Once a man rediscover how loved, forgiven, and pursued he is by Jesus, he is set free to love his wife in a whole new way. That’s what Date Your Wife is all about.

I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, and it’s been exciting to hear about your church plant. How can we pray for you?

I’m in way over my head, having fun and learning a lot planting Garden City Church in Silicon Valley. Pray:

  1. For God to give me wisdom,
  2. For Jesus to save thousands of lives through our church,
  3. For rest and refreshment, I’m kind of tired right now.

Thanks, Justin.

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Date Your Wife: An Interview with Justin Buzzard
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada