The rest of the chapter breathes a reminder to seek God’s care.
Marriages, like careers or characters, aren’t made overnight.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
But what scares me more is when a couple calls it quits after 20, 30 or 40 years.
Once you get past the “11th-year-fear,” shouldn’t some deep interconnectedness set in to provide stability for the onslaught of the years?
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.
It definitely didn't seem like this book was written to young urban Christians. The Spirit Tony and I went through this book before we got married.
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.
It definitely didn't seem like this book was written to young urban Christians.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 book accomplished exactly what it was supposed to do for us.This book has given me quite an interesting mix of feelings.Shouldn’t it be like the old John Deere tractor that I farmed with as a boy, which took more work to get going than to keep running?I would strain to turn the massive flywheel over the first time, but once the magnets caught, the pistons popped and the flywheel gained momentum, it almost took an act of God to kill the thing! As Isaiah notes, he “gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah ). Especially in marriage, since God thought that one up in the first place.This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple.