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Marriage takes a lot of work to keep it the best it can possibly be. And when I find a new resource with ideas on how to keep our marriage fresh and growing, I get excited. There are tons of excellent books out there to help you grow in your marriage and I love finding new ones with fresh ideas.
It is with excitement today that I get to share with you a new book from Peter and Heather Larson along with David and Claudia Arp. 10 Great Dates; Connecting Faith, Love and Marriage.
I really enjoyed how simply this book was laid out. The chapters are short for our busy lives as married couples (and parents). Each chapter after the introduction is further split up to describe the purpose of the date, the foundational principals behind it, discussion topics to have during the date along with pre-date homework. It is laid out for you, easy to use and all you have to do is plan where to go and find a babysitter if that applies. You can go out to a nice restaurant or be as frugal as perhaps taking a blanket to a park with a picnic, it is up to you. Just carve out time to be together and go through the discussion questions in the book.
This book was written to get married couples talking about their spiritual lives. Yeah, when was the last time you sat down with your husband (or wife) and had a good long conversation about how you relate spiritually, how you each experience God best, how you can both be different in your approaches to your relationships with God.
This book takes you on a journey in digging into the Word as a couple, praying together as a couple and learning to build your marriage on the Rock that will not be moved.
I don’t recommend you take this book and force your spouse to join you on this journey if they are unwilling. Forcing our spouses to do our will is rarely if ever a great idea unless you wish to cause problems in your marriage. Even if you have an unwilling spouse, I do suggest you get this book and read it so you can fuel your prayers for them to see the importance of being in sync in matters of faith with you.
I do ask that you do seek ways to nurture your relationship with your spouse and to do everything you can to protect it and keep it precious. Going on the dates in this book is just one way of doing so.
You can purchase 10 Great Dates; Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage at Amazon, CBD or wherever you prefer to purchase your reading material.