Thank you, Kendall and Starla, for letting God use your story to bring healing to broken people and messed up marriages. “Better Marriage”- Against All Odds is a testimony of grace and redemption that reminds us that nothing is impossible for God.
— Scott Wilson | Senior Pastor of The Oaks Fellowship | Author of Clear the Stage: Making Room for God
This book, this heartfelt delivery of a real life experience and truth, will help you avoid the same pain yourself, and will help you discover your way back from brokenness! Kendall & Starla Bridges are friends and colleagues in ministry, and I am thrilled to recommend “Better Marriage!”
— Maury Davis | Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church | Nashville, Tennessee
Better Marriage – Against all Odds is going to help so many marriages who are desperately reaching for hope. It’s never easy to share a painful marriage story, but I’m so glad Kendall & Starla did!
— John McKinzie | Lead Pastor of Hope Fellowship | Frisco, TX |
It’s rare to find two people willing to be so brutally honest about their own pain. “Better Marriage” – Against All Odds is so much more than a story of brokenness. These pages contain tangible hope for people in desperate need of God’s redeeming power. Read this book and be encouraged that God is able to bring beauty from brokenness.
— John Lindell | Lead Pastor at James River Church |
I know this couple. I know their kids. I have seen the new family, better family, they have become. I have seen the ministry they now lead and the people they are now able to touch. I have seen the victory they have forged out of the fire of destruction. And I’m am glad they are bringing their story out into the public proving that the last word should always belong to God, not the devil. Learn from their failure but even more, learn from their victory! This book is a must read for every married person in America!
— Rick Dubose | Superintendent of the North Texas District of the Assemblies of God
This book is the real life account of two people who faced the loss of everything that matters; family, friends and faith and found a way to overcome it all and rebuild. This book will give hope to every married couple who reads it.
— Doug McAllister | Lead Pastor of Journey Fellowship Church and Author
No words can describe the joy I have in reading this story I know so well. When I first met with Kendall and Starla after his failure, it appeared hopeless for restoration of any kind. But these two, committed to Christ and to each other, have been miraculously restored in their marriage and ministry. This is a compelling story of grace, mercy, forgiveness and love. Here is absolute proof there is hope after failure!
— Reverend Doug Fulenwider | Former Superintendent, Louisiana District Council of the Assemblies of God
What a testimony of grace and grit. If you are looking for a pretty, feel-good book then this may be it. However, you have to look beyond the Scars and Discover a New Beauty. There’s beauty behind these ashes. This book will serve as dashboard indicators to us all.

Way to go Starla and Kendall!! Thanks for being so thought provoking.
— Mike D. Robertson | Pastor of Visalia First | Author of Mind Viruses | Visalia, California
Kendall and Starla Bridges have written their testimony the way it should be written. Their story of faith, grace and redemption is written with clarity, honesty, passion and purpose. No life-changing truth is hidden from the reader. Their forthrightness will change the lives of all who journey with them toward a “Better Marriage” Against All Odds. As you read this book, prepare to experience a transformation.
— J. Don George | Pastor, Calvary Church | Irving, Texas