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Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance By Craig Groeschel Book Review

In Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After, Craig Groeschel teaches readers the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage that lasts. The book was previously published as Going All The Way. He encouraged readers to get closer to God and to receive God’s love. We can’t give away true love to our spouse if we don’t love ourselves completely. He also pointed out that he doesn’t believe that there is only one person out there for you. It’s impossible to meet every single person in the world. It’s our free choice on who we choose to marry. Another concept that Christians must follow is to not marry someone who doesn’t share their common believes. Craig shared why we need to wait until marriage to have sex and live together. He revealed the two biggest lies we use to reason that sex is fine before marriage. He included some helpful tips to stop you from going too far. Some of the tips are “keep four feet on the floor, keep your bed your bed, and other extremely important tips. Craig Groeschel wrote one chapter for men and one chapter for women. Men are supposed to be leading the household spiritually, financially and protectively. The women chapter included the lies that women are telling themselves.

The book also contains discussion questions for you and your spouse to use to explore deeper into your healthy marriage.

A helpful quote is:

“God wants marriage to be characterized by purity and open sharing. Our Enemy, the devil, wants marriage to be filled with dirt, the partners walled up, hiding in the shadows of sin.” (Page 140)

I would recommend this wonderful book on marriage and dating to teenagers and adults! If you are single get this book and read it! Even if you are married it’s important to read and put these principles into practice. It’s is never too late to work on becoming the person God is calling you to be. I have learned helpful details about not forgetting to date my wife when we are married. Once you say I do the game isn’t over and the mission isn’t complete. As a man, I am called by God to love my wife and lead her and protect her from harm. When another man has hurt her emotional and physically, I have to stand up and commit that I won’t. Women tend to compare themselves to others. I must also build my wife up by saying how wonderful and beautiful she is. God made her the way he wanted her and the world doesn’t have the final say as to what she is or what she isn’t. Marriage takes a lot of commitment and determination to love one another despite the conflicts that we will face. Standing together as one flesh and working on communicating in our marriage relationship is what God had in mind. The enemy is a liar and he will do anything in his power to create conflicts in your marriage. How you handle them is up to you! This book has the power and influence to help couples to marry with an assurance to love each other completely and to make it last. I am currently not married but I have already decided to add this book to the list to read again with my future wife. Craig Groeschel has written the book that every couple needs to read it’s time for marriages to start thriving!

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

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