Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After
By Craig Groeschel
If you’re planning on marriage, this book is for you.
If you’re wondering if you’ll ever get married, pick up this book.
If you are married, don’t pass it off as if “you know the content.”
This book is a fantastic tool for church small groups to read together, especially for the people in the “young adult” category of the church. The strength of this book is its openness, honesty, and direct discussion on the topic of marriage and how to live it out in a God-honoring way. And for small groups, the book is outfitted with a study guide which is great for a group-read setting.
All throughout the book Groeschel does a wonderful job exposing marriage with a light beaming Biblical perspective and gut-level honesty. He shares his personal story of sexual sin in college, finding faith and forgiveness, and now marriage with his wife. Thoughts of “Relationships are a 5-speed stick shift” and “Finding your One before the Two” are fantastic considerations in any stage of dating.
I appreciate Groeschel’s thought on planning a wedding: “Remember that a reasonable wedding is over in an hour; a marriage is a lifelong commitment. Have a wonderful wedding. But put a hundred times more energy and time into planning for your marriage. Ask yourself, Will the forty-seven hours we invest picking out the perfect centerpiece for our reception matter when we’re navigating our first year of marriage?”
There is no doubt that I’ll have this book handy for future reference and sharing.
I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my thoughts.