Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure - eBook  -     By: Alistair Begg, Howard G. Hendricks
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780802493507
ISBN-13: 9780802493507

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What makes love last a lifetime?

No one marries intending to fail. Each couple that says "I do" hopes for a long and beautiful life together. But as time passes, many drift apart, and some eventually call it quits.

But what about the ones who stay the course, who don’t just bear through marriage but actually love it? What’s their secret?

It’s simple, really: there is no secret. They follow God’s revealed design.

In Lasting Love, Alistair Begg unfolds this design. After laying theological foundations, he builds levels of application, showing how God’s blueprint makes marriages sturdy and vibrant.

Ideal for both those considering marriage and those already married, Lasting Love is a comprehensive book on the essentials of a great and godly union, such as:

  • What the Bible says about marriage vows, gender roles, and parenting
  • What to look for in a potential spouse
  • How to cure and prevent marital decay

Heed the advice of this pastor who has seen too many marriages come and go. Let yours last a lifetime.

Includes a study guide for spouse and group discussion to help you put the book’s principles to practice.

Author Bio

ALISTAIR BEGG (Trent University; London School of Theology; Westminster Seminary) was born in Scotland and spent the first 30 years of life in the United Kingdom. Since September of 1983, he has been the senior pastor at Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. He is the daily speaker on the national radio program Truth For Life which stems from his weekly Bible teaching at Parkside, and is the author of Made For His Pleasure, Lasting Love, and What Angels Wish They Knew. He and his wife, Susan, have three grown children.

Editorial Reviews

"Alistair Begg’s book Lasting Love has been encouraging and strengthening marriages for almost 20 years. This book is more then a book on marriage it also deals with what it means to be father and mother within the context of marriage. This book provides a thoroughly biblical understanding of marriage and the roles assigned to husband and wife. In addition there are powerful illustrations given of the truths taught in this book.  The example of Robertson McQuilken used to illustrate the "in sickness" aspect of marriage vows is a touching picture of the beauty of biblical marriage.  Begg writes from the complementarian perspective, and demonstrates the biblical nature of his position as well as demonstrating the challenges that arise when the biblical pattern of marriage is abandoned as has been done by the greater part of American society. Books on marriage usually have very short life spans, they are popular for a time and then forgotten in obscurity. This book is not like this it is one that will benefit those considering marriage; those newly married, and even those who have been married for some time. This review was made possible through a digital copy provided by the publisher through Net Galley."

Reviewed by Steven Dresen, Net Galley, Aug 7, 2015

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  1. Ohio
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it!
    September 16, 2016
    gcwfarmgirl
    Ohio
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Can I just start and end my review with "I love this book"?

    No?

    Fine, I'll begin with saying in a sea of marital books (christian or not) Begg does an amazing job at standing out.

    I'll also state that if you are not a christian (or if you're a "christian" living a worldly life style) you will NOT like this book.

    "If you are going to be at all successful in avoiding marital failure, it is imperative that we exercise our minds in the truth of scripture and yield our wills in submission to God's clear directives." -page 32

    "We should never allow the lifestyle and thought patterns of ungodly neighbors and work associates to capture our minds. As Paul put it succinctly; 'Do not be misled; bad company corrupts good character.' 1 Corinthians 15:33." -page 86

    Beggs entire foundation on marriage is a biblical foundation; what the scripture says about marriage. He is not politically correct (which can I say is amazing and refreshing!)

    "God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). In light of this truth, we must not approach marriage with divorce as an option."-page 89

    "In Titus 2:4 we are told that it is important that wives be taught to love their husbands and children. Does that not strike you strange? Taught to love? 'I thought,' says a young wife, 'that you either felt it for him or you didn't. But I never considered being taught to love him.' This kind of response indicates how heavily we have come to rely on the notion of romantic love as the basis for our marital relationship." -page 116

    He does say that this book is for those looking to get or are newly married; though I think it can help anyone. I love the "Pulling Weeds" chapter, about getting rid of "weeds" in our lives that can lead to marital failure.

    I cannot even begin to express how much I loved this book. 5 out of 5!

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Book Review: Lasting Love
    June 1, 2016
    Brianna
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In Lasting Love Alistair Begg presents a compelling argument for maintaining a lasting, healthy marriage relationship. He does not deny that all marriages will involve conflict and stress, but he also presents a hopeful approach to anticipating, dealing with, and moving on from marital turmoil. Lasting Love covers subjects related to pre-marriage, wedding ceremony, and marriage itself. This makes the book applicable to many people.

    Begg emphasizes the role of both husband and wife in both marital success and marital struggle or failure. He reviews basic, important concepts that are often neglected out of lack of time, lack of attention, or apathy. Throughout Lasting Love Begg uses analogies, as well as a few real-life stories, to illustrate his points. This is helpful for readers who identify and learn from real experiences.

    I appreciated Beggs bold and to-the-point writing style. However, some readers may find his writing style to be too blunt and harsh. Begg also holds a clearly conservative or traditional view of marriage and the roles of husband and wife. In todays age of relativism, some readers may be offended by Beggs theology, but Begg does not apologize or make excuses for this. He acknowledges cultural trends, but firmly holds his ground and defends his opinion based in Scripture. In my opinion, this is a bold statement that is actually refreshing in light of our current society and postmodern thought.



    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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