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President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for "the one" to come into our lives. They spent years crossing paths, but it wasn't until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began. Faced with starting a new relationship and wanting to avoid potentially devastating relationship pitfalls, DeVon and Meagan chose to do something almost unheard of in today's society - abstain from sex until they were married.

In The Wait, DeVon and Meagan share the life-changing message that waiting - rather than rushing a relationship - can help you find the person you're meant to be with. It's a story filled with candid his-and-hers accounts of the most important moments of their relationship and practical advice on how waiting for everything - from dating to sex - can transform relationships, allowing you to find a deep connection based on patience, trust, and faith.

©2016 DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Readers looking for encouragement and guidance on choosing celibacy and developing a lasting marriage in the Christian tradition will find inspiration and clarity through hearing Franklin and Good's frank description of their relationship." ( Publishers Weekly)

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The Wait Caused Me To Change

It's amazing how God orchestrates our lives! My Girl was living a celibate life when we met almost three years ago. Long story short, I went kicking and screaming because of lack of physical intimacy. I knew she was the woman that I want to spend the rest of my life with, but we were at a crossroads. But then came "The Wait!" Devon and Megan exemplified my life; my thoughts and my beliefs about dating. But the bottom line I want to experience wholeness and most importantly, I want to please God. Long story short again, I'm practicing celibacy. Which includes no masturbation, fornication and avoiding sexual stimulating situation. I have also changed my diet and incorporated daily exercise. I'm on a 70 day fast, which ends on Independence Day 7.4.17! Who knew that when I started listening to "The Wait" that my life would change and conform into the image that God create me to be. I know I just begun, but I have purposed in my heart to make these lifestyle changes. O' by the way me and my Boo are engaged now! All to the glory of God! 😇
Bernard (Mk.11:24)

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Strong book for Christians

I really liked that this book was written by two attractive, successful, and educated people. Being celibate is not about manipulation, or trying something different, it is about having full faith in God that honoring and obeying his wishes will bring you the person you are meant to be with. Being celibate will bring you peace. It will take away the shame, anxiety, guilt and pain that is often associated with having sex. Also, it will remove anyone in your life who is looking to use you but realizes that they cannot. I am very happy to have read this.

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Powerful and Inspirational!

This book confirmed many of my thoughts on waiting to have sex before marriage. While at the same time- it gave me more to think about. The wait is not just about sex- but is also about waiting and being patient in everything- and while doing so- working on yourself in the meantime. Become whole and learn yourself. I love this and highly recommend it to anyone else self reflecting and building a closer relationship with God. Be blessed.

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Buying Physical Copy

this book is so much more about the journey than the destination! This book is helpful in more ways than one Great listen and definitely worth buying the physical copy to highlight

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practical and god-centered.

I love how this book made it clear that is not a Genie in a Bottle message but a road map to finding God's will and purpose for your life. I would totally recommend this book to a friend.

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Good but not for me.

If you are already celibate this book may inform you about what is in store for you but it really is a persuasion type book for those not waiting to take steps into waiting. I think in that regard it's a great book. The verbiage is occasionally confusing as they address both Christians and non-Christians; so sometimes it takes a while to get to the point.

Second, I wish they had waited longer to write this book. Granted, God's timing is His timing and if this is when they believed it was to be released so be it. However, I just feel that only four years of marriage, though they had many revelations during courtship and entering into marriage, I want to see and hear about the deeper fruits to come because I do believe waiting will bring more revelation to them once they've had some serious road blocks in their marriage.

Everything just seemed too happy and I want to hear about a time where it was because of this bond they created early it kept them together. I also think they say how their experiences were without getting personal enough. I want to feel like I know them after reading but I just felt like I knew the circumstances they were in and the principles they hold. Which is fine but not nearly as impactful in my opinion.

All this said, I look forward to what projects they work on together in the future as their marriage becomes deeper and richer!

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Wonderful and detailed

I know this book was God sent. I made up my mind that I was going to be celibate but didn't know how to go about beside not having sex. I needed this info. Thanks

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Just what a single Christian needs:

Powerful content and honesty regarding "Waiting on your God given partner." The Wait, Does not just suggest obvious reasons for abstaining from pre martial sex, this book addresses what to do when a individual feels like "The Waits not necessary, as well as if one fails at Waiting." Gods providence and Love are key, underlying features boldly emphasized in almost every chapter. "The Wait" has the foundation and essential elements I need to launch a much needed singles ministry at our Church! Thank you for this contribution!

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A Must Read!!!

I have been in an unhealthy relationship for about 7 months now. knowing I don't want to be in it and hoping things were going to change. Before getting into this book I told him I want to go back to being celibate and he went off! He was only focused on him not getting any no more. I knew right then he was never going to be the one. I started this book last night and listed to the whole thing...in between falling asleep on it. But the parts I did hear let me know its time to end this relationship with this guy. I have some work to do on myself before I'm wife ready. This book was so amazing and so inspiring. I'm about to listen to it a few more times to help me prepare for the Husband God has for me. Thank you so much for this book you guys. I really needed this. And I have a few more friends who need to read or listen to it also.

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Diamond in the dust. Don't overlook this one.

Great information and well given wise understanding for success in life as well as relationships. Explaining why the process has to take its course to be a blessing rather than a curse. We can never rush a good thing and get good results. See for yourself.

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