In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day season I read the book Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge. I got this opportunity from Waterbrook Multnomah. To be completely honest I was unsure about what I would think of this book. I read the book Captivating by Stasi Eldredge last year and it was not my favorite book. I picked this book up with an open mind and dove in.
This book is a real look into marriage. It talks about what it takes to succeed in your relationship and the work it takes to make it happen. As the title of their first chapter states, "It Can Be Done". This book gives a biblical perspective on the marriage relationship and why it is worth fighting for.
If we start refocusing our marriages on what God intends them to be. When God is at the center of our Marriages they cannot be broken. Love and War gives practical insight into the Eldredge's marriage by offering their honest picture of their own marriage victories and struggles.
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What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.
With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic. They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: Marriage is fabulously hard. They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we'll find our way through.
LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.