Recommended devotionals for dating couples
Unfortunately, by the time we started this devotional we had already thoroughly discussed many of the topics the book covers. The Spirit Tony and I went through this book before we got married.A great devotional for couples either seriously dating or married. It did exactly what it said--helped up build a solid foundation.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. It's filled with shallow, amateurish theological statements and trite and/or stretched analogies.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.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.The essence of a true soul mate relationship is that of deep spiritual connection.This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple.
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.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.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 discord with the authors, we found great conversation in disagreeing.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.