What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating isn't about finding "the one," but about serving the one who loves you most? Don't get married until you listen to this audiobook.
In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas challenges you to think beyond finding a "soul mate" and to look for a "sole mate" - someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. After all, if you don't know why to marry, you won't know who to marry. The Sacred Search casts a vision for building a relationship around a shared spiritual mission - and making a marriage with eternity at its heart.
©2013 David C. Cook (P)2013 Oasis Audio
I liked the fact Gary didn't candy coat the reality of marriage and the fact that most people don't choose wisely. Most of the world will tell you you must be in love and how important sex is but marriage is much more than that. It should be based in friendship as well- supporting one another and helping each other fulfill a purposeful mission. Looking for someone of good character was emphasized rather than worldly attributes. This is one of the most realistic and practical Christian books for singles looking to get married out there.
If you are seeking God and searching for a life partner to be on the life journey of growing closer to God and serving Him -- this is an easy read with great thoughts on what you should be looking for -- may not be who but why you are looking that is most important!
Book uses great examples and imagery to drive its points. Makes you consider the future when choosing a life partner.
Only problem is if you search for a wife/husband in this manner you can kill any romantic notion.
Loved loved loved this book. I just wish I would have read it prior to my first marriage. it is a MUST for all ages, regardless of circumstance, who are looking to get married. I've gifted three copies so far and I'm sure there will be more to come. read it!
As a single woman who loves the Lord, this book reached me right where I'm at in life. I needed to hear the truth that resides within these pages (or my headphones as the case may be). I received so much revelation about my own values on dating that I need to work through with God before I enter into a dating relationship.
I also see how this book can be great for non-married couples, whether they're dating or engaged. It will challenge your relationship and make you look at one another with new eyes, which is needed before saying wedding vows.
I highly recommend this book, and I pray that it will be as much of a blessing to you as it was to me.
"Pretty hard hitting..."
I enjoyed it for the most part...and precisely because it was rather negative in its outlook and that not uniquely among others I've read. Very powerful truths in there for good measure!
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