Friday, May 27, 2011
Love and War Book Review: A Must Read for Couples
* You and your spouse live in a love story that is set in the midst of a very real war.
* God gave us marriage, both as a picture of his love to the world, and because we are going to need each other. We are not playing house - we are living in an epic love story.
*Your marriage is a perfect storm because your borkenness and sin collide in devastating precision with your spouse's. Yet God is in that, because he is using your marriage to transform you.
*When it comes to love and happiness, we are broken cups. We will put untold amounts of pressure on our marriage until we realize that God is teh waterfall; he is the love we are looking for. The greatest gift you can give your spouse (and everyone else in your life) is to have a real relationship with God.
The more of this book I read, the more I wanted to read. I love the way the Eldredges use examples from their own marriage and are completely honest about the struggles they have faced and issues that still arise. They use scripture to explain how our relationships were made to work. I would highly recommend this book to any married couple, no matter how long they have been married or what kind of shape they believe their marriage is in and to couples thinking about getting married. It was a great read, and I enjoyed thinking about my own marriage and God's wonderful desires and plans for our lives.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.