Christian counseling for dating couples

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Imagine spending a few moments each day drawing closer to your spouse and to God. Norman Wright presents a daily devotional for couples designed to nurture oneness in Christ through quiet times of meditation and prayer.

Authors David and Carole Hocking offer a guide for establishing a more joyful and satisfying relationship with your partner.

He is author of more than 50 books, including Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. What do each of you believe about him, and how do you understand his dream for marriage — for your marriage?

Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the darkest. John Piper wants to help you faithfully walk the road to becoming husband and wife.

He captures our into his goal and plan for our life: to make disciples who love him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Will we trust him, even when we want something else for ourselves?

If our heart is not there — if our soul is not already safe through faith, if our mind is distracted and focused on other, lesser things, if our best strength is being spent on the things of this world — jobs, sports, shopping, entertainment, relationships, and on God — we simply will not date well. Listen to Jesus, and “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Seek him first (Matthew ), and dating will be added according to his perfect plan and timing. It’s not the first rule, but I have found that it is a “golden rule” that most often makes the difference between healthy and unhealthy Christian dating relationships.

Husbands and wives will learn biblical keys for talking to, thinking about, and treating each other. Author Gary Smalley pinpoints common problems and teaches couples how to work together to understand, appreciate, and honor one another.

Real testimonies of transformed marriages are also shared in the book. This book also gives proven techniques for saving a troubled marriage. and Gaye Wheat have put together a practical Christian manual for sexual intimacy (complete with illustrations) for cultivating joyful and enjoyable marital relations.

, Author Gary Chapman studies the five ways in which couples communicate with each other.

And no one will truly love you if they do not love God more than they love you.

The first step in dating should always be the step of faith we take toward our Lord, Savior, and greatest Treasure, King Jesus.

Entire libraries could be filled with the vast number of Christian books and marriage counseling resources dedicated to the subjects of developing love relationships and improving communication in marriage.

If you want to learn how to have a godly, lasting love, these books offer a good starting point, with resources from leading Christian voices on the subject of marriage.

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