Devotions for dating or engaged couples

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 proliferation of research and literature about the sexual and marital habits of “Millennials” is staggering.Research indicates a casual or cavalier approach to sexual intimacy and of marriage.Young, host of the syndicated radio show The Single Connection, and Adams, a clinical psychologist, present a nine-week course of daily devotionals for committed Christians involved in long-term relationships and aiming toward marriage.Weekly "disciplines" focusing on foundational spiritual themes-love, prayer, simplicity-are divided into daily mediations meant to be read in solitude.If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!

Successful relationships take work, the authors remind us.

I didn't like the content of all of the daily messages - some of it was great, some of it was boring, and some of it I just didn't agree with. None the less it was very eye opening in a couple areas to me and each weeks study seemed to be quite relevant to the events in my life.

We had talked about a lot of the questions before just in regular conversation, but it was neat to have a focused discussion every week.

As you read through the devotions each day, you will: Samuel Adams, Psy. He earned his master's from Western Seminary and a doctorate from George Fox University.

He maintains a full time counseling practice in Austin, Texas.

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