A Prayer for Reveling in the Ultimate Romance (Scotty Smith): Every dating relationship or marriage brings together two broken people, two redeemed sinners who, ultimately, will not be enough for the other. Even the best marriages are just a hint and whisper of what belonging to you actually means, and gives us.
10 Questions on Dating with Matt Chandler (Tony Reinke): We get a lot of questions from young Christian men and women who are “not yet married.” Their season of life awakens many desires and hopes, uncertainties and insecurities, and tricky pastoral questions.
Valentine’s Day Is For Getting Drunk (Jon Bloom): Christians should be the most unashamed, exuberant celebrators of romantic love there are, and the strongest guardians of God’s design and boundaries, because God made it for us to enjoy.
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts (Laura Rosenfeld): And check out this experiment for your leftovers here.
What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (Paul David Tripp) $3.99 on Kindle.
This unique book introduces a biblical and practical approach to those realities that is rooted in God’s faithfulness and Scripture’s teaching on sin and grace. “Spouses need to be reconciled to each other and to God on a daily basis,” Tripp declares. “Since we’re always sinners married to sinners, reconciliation isn’t just the right response in moments of failure. It must be the lifestyle of any healthy marriage.”What Did You Expect? presents six practical commitments that give shape and momentum to such a lifestyle. These commitments, which include honestly facing sin, weakness, and failure; willingness to change; and embodying Christ’s love, will equip couples to develop a thriving, grace-based marriage in all circumstances and seasons of their relationship.