My husband and I have been married for fourteen years, so I wasn't ...
My husband and I have been married for fourteen years, so I wasn't sure if I would really gain any marriage wisdom by reading Love That Lasts. Well, I was quickly proven wrong! Jeff and Alyssa write in such a way that you feel like old friends. They share their love story and what they have learned along the way with great vulnerability and honesty. They show that relationships are hard work,but they are worth it! Jeff and Alyssa both share their personal struggles and how God brought healing to them as individuals and as a couple. Their story and advice was encouraging and convicting. This is a great read for everyone, either single or in a relationship. Even after fourteen years of marriage, I learned a lot from Jeff and Alyssa. I was given an advanced copy by the publisher.
October 10, 2017
Love That Lasts is the best book I have read, by far, that address ...
Love That Lasts is the best book I have read, by far, that addresses a wide variety of topics such as being single, love, dating, and marriage. As I soon as I started reading the book, I did not want to put it down! Jeff and Alyssa Bethke were so honest, vulnerable and authentic in their writing. As as a reader, I felt like I had front row seat to different challenges they faced throughout their journeys. I liked that the book addresses topics that are viewed as taboo in many churches such as different addictions people are faced with. There are so many aspects of the book that I found myself relating to. Parts of this book will make you want to laugh, while others may make you want to cry. This book is perfect for anyone who is single, dating and married. There is something in the book for everyone. There are so many lessons one can learn. God has definitely used this book to work in my heart and convicted me with areas I need to improve on in my marriage. This is a book I will come back to read over and over as there is so much for me to learn and apply to my life. I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher.
October 10, 2017
Oh my gosh, I can't even fully comprehend the amazingness of this ...
Oh my gosh, I can't even fully comprehend the amazingness of this book right now. I sit here completely blown away. THANK YOU JEFF AND ALYSSA FOR YOUR HONESTY AND REALNESS!!!! Jeff and Alyssa basically open up their hearts and souls and show complete transparency of their lives and their relationship and then their marriage. I read this book in a few sessions, and HATED to put it down when I had to and only did out of complete necessity. I wanted it to continue when it ended. My heart was so deeply touched by several of the topics which I have encountered and also have gone through the difficult parts too. Marriage is definitely a commitment for life. Jeff said in one paragraph, " But to end a marriage because you're not in love anymore is like selling your car because you ran out of gas. You don't sell it, you fill it back up. You take care of it. You take it in for maintenance and check-ups." What a profound euphemism of what marriage really takes. There are so many days you don't feel the butterflies or even that you love the person, much less love them, but you both have to work for it. You need to keep Jesus in the center like these two did. I laughed and cried in this book. I laughed because it was SO real in some points that I won't mention for those who haven't read it yet, but then times I cried because something touched a dark place in my heart and I felt pain and could relate. The best and MOST IMPORTANT part is to keep God in the center of the marriage. The chapters about sex at the end are profound and really, really need to be taught to ALL new marrieds especially. Especially when we grew up in the era that sex was "bad." THANK YOU for letting me be part of this launch team. It was such an amazing honor. This book should be read by singles, daters, marrieds, and anyone who may someday be in a serious relationship. I highly recommend it!! Thank you again for this honor of reading this book. "I received an advanced copy from the publisher." DON'T LET THIS BOOK PASS YOU BY!
October 10, 2017