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Couples around the world yearn for the joy and security found only in lasting, loving marriages. In his travels, Ravi Zacharias has heard men and women in many cultures express their dreams of lasting love. In response, he has divulged a treasure trove in the biblical account of the betrothal and marriage of Isaac and Rebekah, whose love story forms the framework of this fascinating book.
In its pages you find the secrets to the kind of courtship and growing married relationship that offer true happiness. This book reveals several vital principles of a godly marriage such as striving for purity, preparing the heart and mind for a healthy marriage, learning the value of prayer, and practicing kindness in your relationship. Whether you are seriously dating, contemplating marriage, or committed to making your marriage strong, the insightful, Bible-based counsel this book provides will offer you strength and wisdom as you move from romance to lasting love.
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.43 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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In the twenty-fourth chapter of Genesis a beautiful young woman offers assistance to a weary traveler and his camels, and out of that simple action, a marriage results-a marriage that offers profound lessons to couples today. Bible scholar and renowned speaker Ravi Zacharias draws five points critical to the long-lasting success of every marriage from the biblical story of the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.
"Real love folds together both the emotions and the will," writes Zacharias. "Without the emotions, marriage is a drudgery; without the will, it is a mockery." Building upon that foundational truth, Zacharias goes on to explain the principles of seeking the counsel of others when finding a mate, cherishing your partner, remaining pure, becoming a man or woman of prayer, and, finally, risking everything in a relationship in order to experience God's ideal for love.
Couples everywhere, from those about to be married, to those who have been married for decades, will draw strength and wisdom for the journey of marriage as they learn from Ravi what it means to move from romance to lasting love.
Ravi Zacharias is President and Founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). Their global outreach grew from humble roots in 1984 and includes fielding a team of itinerant speakers who operate from offices located around the world including the U.S., the UK, Romania, the Middle East, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Canada. The Hallmark of Ravis heart is his strong evangelistic and apologetic that manifests itself from a position of compassion.
gstvaiAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5it was great!August 28, 2012gstvaiAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I highly recommend this item, its a wonderful book with a lot of information about couples and meaningful love.
anthonydenton, txAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5poignant and personalApril 28, 2011anthonydenton, txAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ravi gets directly to the point of things in 2 aspects: viability and survivability of a relationship. he uses poignant reminders and very personal stories to illuminate the stock of character, passion, and will needed in true romance. it's not a lecture but a guide and an encouragement, eloquently stated, identifiable, and intimately understandable.
Diana Oudin5 Stars Out Of 5October 11, 2008Diana OudinThis is an excellent book on marriage. I would recommend it to every couple. It is a very encouraging reminder of Godly principles.
Don5 Stars Out Of 5September 26, 2008DonWonderful book about a subject that has many volumes on the subject. As always Ravi Zacharias does not disappoint. Bringing his own life into to the story helps understand the culture of the east better and I love how his brother was married without ever meeting the girl. The fact that marriage is work no matter who you are married to is a good reminder to those who come to this union with little to no preparation for the life ahead. Buy it, read it and give it to someone else!