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A prayer for dating couples

So, I'd give the book itself a rather low rating..I'll bump up because I actually think that, in a perhaps unintended way, the book accomplished exactly what it was supposed to do for us.This book has given me quite an interesting mix of feelings.

It definitely didn't seem like this book was written to young urban Christians.This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple.Through short chap HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – FOR GOD?But, 1 Corinthians 13:7 tells us, Take 10 minutes to write down a list of reasons you love and appreciate your boyfriend or girlfriend. We’re all going to mess it up big time at some point, but 1 Peter 4:8 commands us to, Father God, thank you for being the ultimate relationship in my life and teaching me how to selflessly love.You can share the list or keep it as a positive reminder when times are tough. Grant One Another Grace What happens when you take one imperfect person and add another imperfect person to the mix? I know that I “love because (you) first loved” me (1 John ). One three-minute glance at a grocery store checkout and you’ll walk away with hundreds of dating tips, promising the health of your relationship will be something on par with a Shakespearean classic.

(They aren’t wrong, of course, seeing how Romeo and Juliet panned out.) Our culture is so desperate for knowing the “surefire” way to make your relationship last that there’s no shortage of advice out there.

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.

SEE ALSO: 3 Ways to Pursue Purity in Your Dating Relationship 3. If you and your boyfriend aren’t two separate people, your strong braid of three becomes a flimsy little twist of two. Yes, we are called to serve one above ourselves (Philippians 2:4), but 1 Corinthians tells us that we are Create a list of self-care ideas and intentionally schedule time to take care of yourself. Seek Out Mentorship The best teacher is your mistakes.

Spend Time Away from Each Other One of my biggest pet peeves are couples that morph into one person when they start dating. Plan a fun adventure with some of your friends and do something your S. The second best (and much less painful) teacher is other people’s mistakes.

One article tells us that our relationship failed because we didn’t play hard to get, while another places the blame on not seeming eager enough.