Recommended devotionals for dating couples
On Saturdays, suggest the authors (The Ten Commandments of Dating), couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church.
The Monday-to-Friday anecdotes, which often use the prosaic to illustrate the profound (the shame of a messy dorm room, for instance, teaches the importance of "healthy self-talk"), can feel a bit judgmental and preachy.
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.
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.
Their somewhat didactic approach, however, might turn off some readers, and the length and intensity of the course may mean that others lose steam partway through.
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This dynamic book, Devotions for Dating Couples, offers guidance for deepening your commitment to God as individuals and as a couple.But each week's summary questions will help partners reconnect with their spiritual selves, and may even settle questions of compatibility.Successful relationships take work, the authors remind us."Writing about the Amish lifestyle within fictional love stories has been a wonderful experience," Beth says."The Amish and Mennonite contacts I have established in Lancaster County help me to keep the books authentic.