Love That Lasts

Love That Lasts

How We Discovered God's Better Way For Love, Dating, Marriage, And Sex

Book - 2017
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In Love That Lasts, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls.

Drawing from Jeff's "prodigal son" personal history and from Alyssa's "True Love Waits" experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way. Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, they offer readers an inspiring, realistic vision of love, dating, marriage, and sex.

Young people today enter adulthood with expectations of blissful dating followed by a romantic, fulfilling marriage only to discover they've been duped. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, their friends, Disney fairy tales, pornography, or even their own rocky past, and they have no idea what healthy, lifelong love is supposed to be like. The results are often disastrous, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, sexually addicted, and divorce ridden in history.

Looking to God's design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment. One by one, they peel back the lies, such as the belief that every person has only one soul mate, that marriage will complete you, or that pornography and hook-ups are harmless.

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee :, Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780718039189
0718039181
Branch Call Number: 248.844 Bethke
Characteristics: xvi, 249 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bethke, Alyssa Joy

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May 16, 2018

"The kingdom of God doesn't react to the world; we show the world a better way. There is a difference."

I really enjoyed this book and am kicking myself for not purchasing it when I first came across it at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. Both Jeff & Alyssa's chapters were very engaging & insightful. Neither of them pretended to have the answers about why some relationships and marriages fail while some don't, but they effectively backed up their opinions with scripture and other resources that support what many of us may have heard before, including the fact that marriage isn't all about what you can get from your spouse and it does not equate to happiness. Also, sex isn't a tool to be used any way you want with anyone you want; even though you very well can do that.

As someone that has friends that are seasoned married couples as well as newly married couples, I've already learned and embraced much of what Jeff & Alyssa share in their book; but it was still refreshing to read their perspective on the subject of romantic relationships. I definitely want this book on my personal bookshelf.

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