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A relationship founded on our culture's toxic marriage myths will inevitably result in disaster. Looking instead to God's design for love - while learning from their own mistakes - the Bethkes explode fictions about romance, including the belief that everybody has one "soul mate," that marriage will complete you, or that pornography and casual sex are basically harmless.
|Title: Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex|
By: Jefferson Bethke, Alyssa Bethke
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
|Publication Date: 2017|
Weight: 12 ounces
Stock No: WW039189
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In Love That Lasts, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls.
Drawing from Jeffs "prodigal son" personal history and from Alyssas "True Love Waits" experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way. Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, they offer readers an inspiring, realistic vision of love, dating, marriage, and sex.
Young people today enter adulthood with expectations of blissful dating followed by a romantic, fulfilling marriage only to discover theyve been duped. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, their friends, Disney fairy tales, pornography, or even their own rocky past, and they have no idea what healthy, lifelong love is supposed to be like. The results are often disastrous, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, sexually addicted, and divorce ridden in history.
Looking to Gods design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment. One by one, they peel back lies such as,
- the belief that every person has only one soul mate,
- that marriage will complete you,
- and that pornography and hook-ups are harmless.
Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and Its Not What You Think. He and his wife, Alyssa, host The Real Life Podcast and run FamilyTeams.com, an online initiative equipping families to live as a multi-generational team on mission. They live in Maui with their daughters, Kinsley and Lucy, and son, Kannon. To say hi or to learn more, go to: http://jeffandalyssa.com.
Alyssa Bethke talks about love, sex, dating, and marriage alongside her husband Jefferson Bethke on YouTube videos and iTunes podcasts that are watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers each month. Together, she and Jefferson also cohost the highly successful online challenge 31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage Him & Her. She loves being a mom to their daughter, Kinsley, and son, Kannon, and enjoying the beaches and beautiful sights of Maui as a family. Visit: http://jeffandalyssa.com