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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Lifelong Love: Review and Giveaway

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Who doesn't want a better marriage, especially one built on biblical values? Gary Thomas' A Lifelong Love shares how to make your marriage more than just being married for life but instead to make it a lifelong love.
About the Book:

Hardcover / 316 Pages 
Discover how to live out a sacred marriage. You believe your marriage has eternal purposes. you long for it to reach beyond your home and encourage others. But what does it look like to have a spiritually intentional relationship in the midst of dirty dishes, work deadlines, and car pools? In Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas showed us that God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy. Now, in A Lifelong Love, Thomas gives us the practical tools to craft our marriages into inspiring relationships that breathe spiritual life to others. Whatever season of marriage you are in, A Lifelong Love gives your the practical help you need to infuse your marriage with a spiritual passion that will not only change you but will change the world around you.

About the Author:

Gary Thomas is writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and FamilyLife Today radio, and a popular speaker. His award-winning books, including The Sacred Search, have been translated into over a dozen languages and together have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Thomas and his wife have been married thirty years and have three children.

You can find out more about Gary Thomas at his website. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook

My Thoughts:

I can't imagine anyone saying that they don't want to make their marriage better. I love that this book is for wherever you are in your marriage: 
People who are frustrated with whom they married and who wonder how they can find fulfillment in the midst of it; those who believe they made generally good choices, but whose marriages haven't lived up to all they hoped they might be; and those who simply desire to take their marriages to new levels by bolstering them with a spiritual purpose and dynamic that has been lacking up till now. (p.20)
Thomas encourages readers to think of God as their father-in-law since we are all His children. What an amazing idea! It definitely has changed the way I think about my husband since I started the book. He also reminds us that we are to be living for eternity, remembering that we will answer for OUR actions one day. Another huge shift in my thinking after reading that - I will stand before God and answer for how I treated my husband, not how he treated me.

There were so many other concepts in this book that have shifted my focus. I encourage you to read this for yourself to discover how you can transform your marriage into A Lifelong Love.

You can find out more about the book at the Lifelong Love website.

You can also enter below for a chance to win your own copy of Gary Thomas' A Lifelong Love,

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