Sunday, July 7, 2013

if you’d like one of those marriages that last, consider this…

In honor of my recent ENGAGEMENT, I thought this would be the perfect book to review today :)

We are all painfully aware of the divorce rate in this country. Half of us will mate for life, like penguins, and the other half will throw in the towel like praying mantises. No judgment here. It is said that the couples that pray together, stay together. This brings me to my next review…

Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth have created a new couples devotional that features forty couples found in Scripture appropriately titled Couples of the Bible. These couples in history faced many trials and tribulations as husband and wife, and also as parents. While reading through these stories from the Bible together, the authors hope that modern day married couples find comfort in their own trials, and grow in their faith and love for each other.
In this devotional, each week highlights one couple in five different ways (for the five weekdays in the week). It pretty much goes down like this:

Monday: Meet the couple; learn about their relationship, the good and the bad.

Tuesday: Gain an understanding of the couple’s cultural surroundings and its influence on them.

Wednesday: Take some time to walk in the couple’s shoes, and discuss how you can act similar, displaying godly character.

Thursday: Questions are offered to help you apply Scripture to your own marriage.

Friday: A guided time for couples to reflect on what they’ve learned, listen to God and pray.

Manfriend and I are not super religious, but we do believe in God, and what the Bible says. I think this devotional will benefit the ‘honk if you love Jesus’ couples as well as the couples who only have a spiritual side. Let’s be honest, in this day and age, marriages need all the help they can get.

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