Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Lifelong Love Review & Giveaway (#HowlingHornGiftGuide, #giveaway)

About the book

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.

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My thoughts

Lately I have been reading various marriage and relationship books. Not because I am afraid my marriage is falling apart, but because I want to keep strengthening my relationship with my husband. Like anything we do in life, if we want to become good at it, we have to work on it. I am an avid runner. I wanted to run marathons so I trained everyday and did certain things to strengthen my body and mind.  I like to think of my marriage as a muscle. If I don't work it, then it will atrophy. My relationship with my husband means the world to me and if I want it to stay strong, then I must keep working on it and implementing new technique.

A Lifelong Love, by Gary Thomas, is a Christian marriage book aimed at strengthening marital relationships. It is a book that will make you ponder about your marriage. It is a book that focused on making sure marriage is centered in God and aligning your will with God's will. Each chapter ends with reflection/discussion questions that help the reader take time to reflect. These questions were really helpful and eye opening for me.

I really love this quote and I feel like it sums up the purpose of the book:
Married life, offered in service to God, is such a good and rewarding loife. Let's give ourselves fully to it; let's keep building our "marital house" until we die, pursuing each other, forgiving each other, loving each other, and growing together through the year. If we do this, we will, richly blessed with a lifelong love.
I feel that this book, A Lifelong Love, will greatly bless any marriage in any stage. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

 *open to anyone 18 and older who lives in the USA or Canada
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