Book Review : My Beloved and My Friend — by Hal & Melanie Young
This is one of the fundamental truths of marriage — it takes two individuals and makes them into a new, unified entity. He and She become We.Pg. 225
If you are looking for a great eye opener to the ups and downs of marriage, well here it is! Hal & Melanie Young (authors of Raising Real Men) have placed within the covers of this book a vast wealth of spiritual knowledge and personal hard-knocks. This book will take you into the places of:
- Leaving and Cleaving
- Division of Labor
- Love life
Through using the Bible as a guide and incorporating todays fast paced life, Hal & Melanie have shown through careful work on both parts, that you can be married to your best friend.
Basic understand matters. Commitment to fundamental truth, in spite of constant small temptations and distractions, matters. Skill can be learned, and it takes practice. It’s true of football, true of life in general, and true of marriage in particular. pg.5
No matter how long you have been married, or if it is something that may be coming up for you, this book will bring awareness to the fact that marriage ~
It’s like two handfuls of clay kneaded together by a potter to fashion a single object. pg. 13
Nothing is held back as they use Gods word to show a clear path to being a Godly couple and having a marriage that show it as well.
In other words, wives are told to submit, but husbands are told to die. At least, that’s the measure of love Christ gave to us in the church. There’s no room for selfishness in any degree… pg. 77
When we let ourselves get too busy, too distracted, or to misdirected to spend time together physically, we open the door to temptation. God expects us to be lovers, and to be regular about it.
I would highly recommend this book to any couple that especially is approaching marriage or has been there for years! The life lessons that are passed down are truly priceless and Godly in principle.
Hal & Melanie have been gracious enough to allow me to give away a copy of their new book before it hits the shelves and online outlets! If you would like to enter for your chance to win a copy enter below starting on Friday night at midnight! Contest will run for 7 days and the winner will be announced at the end.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”