Monday, December 27, 2010

A devotional for couples

Love and War: Devotional for Couples by John and Stasi Eldredge is a short book designed for couples to read together during an 8 week period . I look forward to going through it with my husband. Reading through it, I found it interesting enough, but something seemed to be missing. Then I realized that the authors have written a book called Love and War that this devotional is based off of. I am guessing that the two books would go well together, but I have yet to read the original book.

This book stresses the importance of first having a close relationship with Jesus Christ, which is something that is absolutely vital to enjoying marriage the way God intended. It stresses the importance of commitment to your marriage, and committing yourself to making your marriage all it can be. It reminds us that falling in love is only the beginning- we need to choose, over and over, to love our spouse, even when it’s not easy. Men and women are so different that we can’t expect marriage to be easy, but our differences complement each other, and we complete one another.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review.

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