Saturday, November 2, 2013

Giveaway For the Month of November!

This month's giveaway includes two books:

"The Meaning of Marriage" by Timothy Keller and his wife Kathy and "Every Man's Marriage" by Fred Stoeker and Stephen Arterburn.  I have heard that these are two of the BEST books written on the topic of marriage.

I have also heard many complaints from women who say they are tired of the "typical" marriage book that speaks more to the woman and what she should be doing while only minimally addressing the man's role in marriage and what God calls him to be and do.

Both books approach the topic of marriage in a Biblical, practical, wise, and thought provoking way.  "The Meaning of Marriage" is a book for anyone from singles, to couples considering marriage, to those who have been married recently or for a long time.  "Every Man's Marriage" was written for Christians (specifically geared toward men).

A dear friend of mine has told me how she and her husband agree that "The Meaning of Marriage" is the best book they have read on the topic.

My mom has mentioned several times that "Every Man's Marriage" is THE best book on marriage and often states that she is going to buy it for me and my sister's future husbands and for my younger brother before he gets married!

It is wise to approach marriage prepared and to have a foundation already laid for understanding (and having the wisdom to apply) a man and woman's role in marriage.  How many people would love to have read and studied how God calls both men and women to be in a Christian marriage before they got married and yet ended up walking into marriage unprepared, lacking wisdom, and basically clueless!  Daily prayer for your future spouse (as well as continuing to pray for them once you meet and throughout dating and marriage) is also vital and important!  Not to mention the willingness to seek godly counsel if need be, have genuine accountability, and practice quality time and good communication!

Thanks be to God for valuable and right on resources to study!  

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on your favorite Emma Joy blog post and I will choose my favorite comment as the winner!  The giveaway runs from November 2nd until the 16th.  I will announce the winner the following day.


Anonymous said...

Hello. Posting this comment in the hopes to still make it in the give away. I was just thinking about a guy cousin I told you about who just separated from his wife and is doing what he is able to win her back and have her come home and even began going to Church, and I was just thinking about the first book for him and then thought of the second one, and then I thought, "Sarah is doing the give away on these two books. I hope it's not too late to enter." So here I'm. If I were to win, -I know I'm entering last minute- my hope and prayer is that he -they- will gain the knowledge of what marriage is all about, and that God would grab hold of both their hearts in such a powerful way, that their marriage would rightly reflect Christ and the church, and so be a great testimony for a lost and dying world whose watching, and for all those who closely knew them in the past and know them now. God bless you for your labor of love in this eternal Kingdom, which will not pass away.

Mrs. Murphy ;-)

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