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Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure

by Alistair Begg

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Nice little book that one can read fairly quickly. There are a lot of books on the subject out there. I like Alistair Begg and have had the opportunity to see him live and hear him online. Really like his quips. I think the best thing I got from this book, which I think about constantly, is to be successful in marriage, you have to do a few things well and consistently. Another nice thing was a short but nice discussion about the weaker vessel. ( )
  KevinKLF | Jan 14, 2017 |
Alistair Begg's book on marriage has been around for about eighteen years and is being re-released by Moody Publishers in 2015. My hopes that it was a new edition were shattered when I ran across a reference to it being the 1990s. The latest works cited in the bibliography are from 1996. Much of the advice Begg provides to couples is still valid; however, it is a shame that the content has not been updated and that he has failed to draw from more recent authors such as Gary Thomas and Timothy Keller. Although the advice is sound, I feel that some of the concepts will not be heeded by today's generation without a slightly different approach to the argument. The book has a study guide written by James S. Bell, Jr. which can be used by couples or by groups studying the book. It would probably be quite helpful in many premarital counseling situations. The foreward to the book was written by Howard Hendricks. It seems a new foreward by someone who is at the forefront of today's Christian leaders would have been a good addition to the book. This review is based on an advance readers e-galley provided by the publisher through NetGalley for review purposes. ( )
  thornton37814 | Jun 25, 2015 |
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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Months, even years, before the wedding, couples start planning their special day. She finds the perfect dress; he refines the details of their honeymoon get-away. They test the caterer's delicacies and listen to endless music choices. This will be the first day of the rest of their beautiful life together. Yet even with all that planning, statistics say their marriage has only a 50 percent chance of surviving. While no one takes that blissful walk down the isle with a mapped-out plan to destroy their marriage, most of us will never take the time and effort required to preserve our marriages before they hit rock-bottom. In Lasting Love, Alistair Begg urges all married couples and those contemplating marriage to take to heart what God has told His people about creating and preserving a fulfilling marriage. Realize that marital failure can happen to anyone - even you. Listen to your spouse Don't take your mate for granted Be daring and imaginative in displaying your affection Work hard to make your marriage a success

Let Alistair Begg teach you how to guard your marriage and stand firm against anything or anyone that would draw your attention away from your spouse. God created marriages to last. Will yours?

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God created marriages to last. Will yours? While no-rules-just-freedom approaches to marriage may seem good and fun, the state of marital disarray in society proves otherwise. We need an approach that leads to true freedom. Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure is biblically-grounded, time-tested advice for how to have a marriage that flourishes. Closing the gap between principles and practice, Alistair Begg begins with theological foundations and then builds levels of practical application, showing how God's guidelines are for our good. In this comprehensive yet concise book on marriage, you will learn: God's design for marriage What to look for in a potential spouse What marriage vows entail The role of husbands, wives, and parents How to cure and prevent marital decay Heed the advice of this happily married pastor who has seen more than his fair share of marriages come and go. Let your marriage be one that lasts. Includes a study guide for spouse and group discussion to help you practically apply the book's principles to your marriage.… (more)

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