As you read through the devotions each day, you will: Become a great lover by learning to love God first Develop the essential disciplines of a lasting relationship Focus on the important things in life Discover a sense of spiritual purpose and meaning Understand that grace is not just for "beginners" – it is for you, every day Whether you are dating seriously or engaged to be married, these daily personal devotions and weekly couple's devotions will help you discover the way to lifelong love. However, my now-fiance and I did have some very meaningful conversations that were provoked by the book, some of them even inspired by how poorly the authors had covered some of the subjects.
So, I'd give the book itself a rather low rating..I'll bump up because I actually think that, in a perhaps unintended way, the This is a difficult book to review. It's filled with shallow, amateurish theological statements and trite and/or stretched analogies.
But each week's summary questions will help partners reconnect with their spiritual selves, and may even settle questions of compatibility.
Successful relationships take work, the authors remind us.
If I oversleep or grab my phone too quickly, I’ll lose track of time and get caught up with whatever tasks are on my plate for the day. Your earliest moments as a couple likely included plenty of conversation, laughter, and fun.
I may read a verse somewhere online or say a half-hearted prayer, but… Your foundation of friendship will sustain you when feelings of romance come and go. Laugh more, encourage constantly, listen intently, and share transparently. It’s important to make a sharp distinction between love and lust in marriage. There are more opportunities for wasting time than at any other period in history: smart phones, social media, streaming entertainment, 100s of cable channels, you name it. It happens with each glance, small touch, kind word, and inside joke you quietly laugh about when you’re around others.
The book itself has some gems that became devalued and overlooked by moments of bad theology, strained analogies, shallow biblical readings, unwelcome opinions, and just ill-fitting illustrations.
This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple.
Through short chapters focused on such essential topics as prayer, simplicity, community, and purity, you will discover how to make your most important love relationships\u2013with God and your potential mate\u2013strong, lasting, and radiant.","product Form":"BC","code":"P001066935","publishing Status Code":"04","contributors Page":"\/en\/contributors","format Data":[,],"subject":"Christian Living\/Life Issues, Christian Living\/Relationships\/Single Living, Christian Living\/Relationships\/Marriage\/Adultery, Christian Living\/Spiritual Disciplines, Christian Living\/Relationships\/Marriage","description":"HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE \u2013 FOR GOD?
If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!
Through short chapters focused on such essential topics as prayer, simplicity, community, and purity, you will discover how to make your most important love relationships–with God and your potential mate–strong, lasting, and radiant.