Friday, February 12, 2010

Love & War by John and Staci Eldredge

Angie's Take: Perfect for Valentine's Day, a book that helps us find the marriage we've all dreamed of and didn't know the concepts of how. The intriguing thing for me is that my daughters-in-law have both read Captivating and I haven't yet. But they shared it and it's now on my kitchen counter waiting patiently in line :-)

Meanwhile, I now have this book by the Eldredge duo to share with them! The beauty in the work by this couple is that it will help solidify the marriages of my children. Generationally, we can change the curse of divorce by teaching our children that to stay married takes intentionality. We don't just get married in a gossamer gown and then live happily ever after. The action of love is the continual personal and couple growth, not just the chemistry. So yes, I'll be sharing Love & War with my daughters-in-law because I want them to be able to teach my grandchildren the work of love.

What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.

With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic.   They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement:  Marriage is fabulously hard.  They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we'll find our way through.

LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing
 into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.

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Get your copy here.

Thanks for providing me this book for review, WaterBrook Multnomah
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