10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage is a compilation of structured dates and spiritually based marital advice by couples Peter and Heather Larson and David and Claudia Arp. The Larsons and Arps believe that the key to a great marriage is being on the same page spiritually, and that we can connect with our spouses on a more personal level through prayer and appreciating each other’s differences..
Filled with the Larsons’ and Arps’ past experiences, what works and what doesn’t, these 10 Great Dates will take couples from sharing their “Faith Journeys” to setting goals for the future.
What I liked…
I liked the simple format of this book. Setting up your 10 Great Dates isn’t hard because the authors are there with you every step of the way. You even have the freedom to make your dates work for you. If eating out just isn’t an option for you, an adjustment to a quiet evening at home is no problem!
I also enjoyed reading about the authors’ marriage journeys. It was easy to relate to the women’s side of things. I would laugh at the humorous stories and think “Yep, I’ve been there!” The truth is that marriage is work and as my husband always says, “Love is an action, not just a feeling.” Dating in particular isn’t just something that will happen on its own. All married couples need to make time together a priority, and 10 Great Dates provides a little structure for those who just aren’t sure where to begin. The book even includes two copies of each date’s exercise in the back of the book. The exercises are perforated so couples can tear them out and work on them in preparation for each date.
I recommend 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage to couples who are looking to connect on an intimate and spiritual level. Couples can take their time going through the dates and can adjust them according to their needs. This would be a great anniversary or “just because” gift for a husband, wife, or couple in your life.
Peter and Heather Larson and David and Claudia Arp help couples of all ages and stages build great marriages. Peter is a licensed clinical psychologist and Heather is a Christian life coach. David and Claudia, founders of Marriage Alive, created the many Great Dates seminars and resources now popular across the U.S. and internationally.
*Author info taken from back cover of 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage
How about you? What is the best date you have ever had with your spouse and why? I always love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
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