This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples , offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple. On Saturdays, suggest the authors The Ten Commandments of Dating , couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church. Love how it covers so many important topics and encourages communication between husband and wife. A great devotional for couples either seriously dating or married. There are, to be sure, theological assumptions made by the authors, but they tend to take a backseat, because the aim of the book is to facilitate discussion between you and your dating partner to provide opportunity for understanding and growth. We really enjoyed the aspect of studying on our own and then coming together at the end of the week.
If you are two adults or college students dating- get it! This habit is still there even when the book is finished. 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. It starts off slow and easy, with simple establishing questions and by the end your discussions will likely be very long each week. The book discusses some of the core issues of Christianity without getting into any doctrinal debates. Depending on your circumstances, you might want to give this a spin, even if you're not a young Christian. I didn't really see this as a couple devotional at all. He had never done a bible study with anyone he's been in a relationship with.
Make it your bold, next step to a lifetime of love. This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple. The simplicity of the book is, conversely, one of it's advantages, because if you haven't had the advantage of picking up technical terms or language specific to the history of the Christian Faith you'll be more comfortable here. This book, though it was not enjoyed as much for what it was, had some great value for our couples group as well as the one-on-one conversations with my girlfriend. However we were both a little shy about starting out to pray together, or read the bible together and so on. Very moving story of the struggles between a married couple and an excellent way to get back to a relationship the way it was meant to be.
Just a two to three page reading each day, with five to ten questions at the end of the week fostering discussion about the readings and relating them to your life. We barely got through two weeks of it. On Saturdays, suggest the authors The Ten Commandments of Dating , couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church. Their somewhat didactic approach, however, might turn off some readers, and the length and intensity of the course may mean that others lose steam partway through. These devotions for couples will guide every couple there is, young or old, whether married for a long time or newly-weds, to build a strong and lasting relationship with God at the center. Additional scriptures are great, but the book focused more on the individual relationship with God than how that relationship with God impacts a relationship.
When I bought this book, I really didn't know what I was buying. I have been searching high and low for another book similar with similar content- good Bible references, and such a great format! With 52 weekly dares, this one-year devotional invites you to go deeper into the scriptural principles of The Love Dare and is meant to enrich your relationship with God and your spouse through a daily time of reading, prayer, and action. I really don't think you will be disapointed! The essence of a true soul mate relationship is that of deep spiritual connection. This was a great book, and a really neat way for my long-distance relationship to keep things grounded. I highly recommend this devotional. He shares real examples from his marriage and other marriages so we can easily relate and know we are not alone in our journey of growing and trying to have a better marriage. My Boyfriend and i would read through the week and spend time together just the two of us to go back over each day's notes- it was amazing how I honestly thought we would get the same thing, and we would pull different things out, but I loved how it made both of us be intentional and accountable about our time, and made us pray about certain issues together.
Relationship experts Ben Young and Samuel Adams, authors of The Ten Commandments of Dating and The One, give user-friendly tips for nurturing your personal walk with God and enhancing your spiritual connection as a couple. Relationship experts Ben Young and Samuel Adams, authors of The Ten Commandments of Dating and The One, give user-friendly tips for nurturing your personal walk with God and enhancing your spiritual connection as a couple. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company! Unfortunately, by the time we started this devotional we had already thoroughly discussed many of the topics the book covers. This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple. I have another devotional which I didn't particularly care for because it does not include any guidance questions. About the Author Samuel Adams, Psy.
If I wanted one of those, I would have purchased one. Our dating group that was reading this together had to start each meeting by clearing out everything we hated about the last chapter, but also in all of the disco This book has given me quite an interesting mix of feelings. Young, host of the syndicated radio show The Single Connection, and Adams, a clinical psychologist, present a nine-week course of daily devotionals for committed Christians involved in long-term relationships and aiming toward marriage. I feel very misled by the title. There are some duplicate or super similar questions, but other than that it was great.
This devotional goes surface level on many topics that are important for new couple's to discuss. But each week's summary questions will help partners reconnect with their spiritual selves, and may even settle questions of compatibility. If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion - you want a soul mate! 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. Short and to the point and strengthens the marriage spiritually first before getting into some nitty gritty issues. Successful relationships take work, the authors remind us. You know the problems stem from the ways you relate. Ben and Sam have also co-authored other books including the best-selling book, The Ten Commandments of Dating.
It is not overly heavy; each reading is short. David and Teresa Ferguson, cofounders of Intimate Life Ministries, are seasoned counselors who can guide you toward better relational health. I know this, but again, what does this have to do with a relationship devotional and building spiritual intimacy? Devotions for Couples 4: The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples Book Summary: Love is a choice. In addition to this, short attention spans and busy schedules are accomodated by the length of the devotionals. This book really brings out and stresses the importance of how important it is to have a relationship with God.
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. Successful relationships take work, the authors remind us. It served as a great conversation starter about spiritual things, which, if we're honest, can sometimes be difficult to talk about with our 'girlfriends'. But each week's summary questions will help partners reconnect with their spiritual selves, and may even settle questions of compatibility. This book has helped us stay on track with our devotions because there is one for every day. The implications of this are delightfully helpful for our discipleship and our understanding of God, but are neither mentioned nor explored. There is also space to write reflections from each devotion.