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Last month, I talked to you about courtship. Today, many couples know each other for a short period of time before moving in together. Statistically speaking, couples who live together prior to marriage are more likely to get divorced and to experience domestic violence. Now, what happens if you’ve fallen in love and married someone the traditional way — via “dating”?
I’ve taken an excerpt from the devotional, The Old Fashioned Way:
“But you may be thinking, Well, I’ve blown it. I’m not “pure.” The beauty of this ideal is that through forgiveness, God can clean up your past and make you pure again. Purity really isn’t just a one-time cleansing and then you’re done; it is ongoing. And thankfully, God offers us a better way to live and relate to others–and with that comes a clear conscience and, ultimately, peace.”
Wow. Re-read that one again. That is such a relief, isn’t it? Through God’s salvation, we are forever cleansed.
I love my husband tremendously. At times though, I loathe him. I am only human. I am a sinful creature who is forever in need of His love and mercy. Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re considering calling it quits on the marriage.
– Do we make time for God in our marriage?
– If yes, although He is resident…is He PRESIDENT?
– Do you continually try to learn new things about your partner?
– Have you been grace-filled?
– Is there pride in your marriage?
– Are you being completely honest with your husband?
-Are you honoring your husband in thought, word, and deed?
Addressing each one of these questions honestly can help start to heal your marriage. I highly suggest checking out the resources below and getting the entire family on board!
About the novelization:
Softcover; 303 pages
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love. They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?
About the devotional:
Softcover; 222 pages
Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic. In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced! So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way? Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow. But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that. Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it. Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime! As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way. And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
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