Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Married Couples - eBook  -     By: Dena Dyer, Carey Dyer
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781634099905
ISBN-13: 9781634099905

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  1. Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love At First Fight--Great Resource For Couples
    September 13, 2016
    Madeover
    Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What a delightful resource for couples. I loved that the

    book is set up for couples to study together with 52

    Meditations. Allowing couples to spend a year together

    strengthening their marriage. Each devotion includes

    prayer scripture and action steps to work on together.

    Also included are Tips from Pro's. A very short section at

    the end of each devotional. I enjoyed reading the tips from

    various sources.

    This is a great and helpful book for all couples. Even if

    you've never done a study or devotional together this is a

    good place to start.

    I recommend Love At First Fight for all

    couples.

    I received a complimentary copy from Barbour

    Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Gift for your Marriage
    September 9, 2016
    Jeanie
    Phoenix, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Have you ever felt as if your marriage is a battle, or that you dont understand your spouse? Love at First Fight by Carey and Dena Dyer is a unique, Christ-centered devotional for couples that can help bring them closer together or help one spouse if the other isnt ready for it. There are many beneficial things that this real-life married-almost-20-years team share. It is a must-read for Christian couples, whether newly-wed or together for years. The authors are transparent with their feelings and struggles and how they learned to work through them not in their own strength but in the Lords. They share humor, showing how to laugh at oneself or the situation. Each devotion is a starting place for couples to converse with each other.

    One thing they demonstrate is that, while each person and couple is unique, there are many ways we are alike. Many husbands and wives are complete opposites. Many spouses are afraid to share their feelings, fears or failures with anyone, much less their spouse. Carey and Dena are blessed examples that others might have had the same struggles. Learning to speak with and listen to ones spouse can bring positive changes over time, especially when each begins to have empathy for each other, also allowing a couple to seek a solution together in a way pleasing to the Lord.

    The authors address challenges common to many couples, and challenges that effect some couples and not others. The devotions begin with the early days of marriage and go through various life stages such as having children, raising children, or looking at aging situations. These include if one of the spouses has a chronic illness and the other spouse has to step up in ways that neither anticipated, if a spouse has lost a job and struggles to find a new one, or if a spouse is dealing with depression. A topic not addressed, probably since the authors did not personally experience it, would be one or both spouses having children from prior marriages and the variety of challenges that can result. I do feel that using this couples pattern of devotions, these and other challenges can be peacefully discussed and worked through.

    Each devotion begins with a scripture apropos to the conversational, story-based devotion, then each spouse writes from their point of view and what they learned. They include a prayer, then a section aptly called Taking off the Gloves where suggestions are made, based on the authors experience through the Lords direction. These suggestions are a starting place for a couple to discuss their challenge while seeking a solution. The last part of each devotion is Tips from the Pros, literally a tip from someone who has been married for various numbers of years sharing something they learned in their marriage.

    Included is a list of ministries that address couples situations (such as Focus on the Family), a list of authors who write on marriage relationships (such as Gary Smalley), and a list of scriptures used.

    There is something for every couple at in this valuable book! I highly recommend Love at First Fight to every couple (or even one spouse if the other isnt ready). Couples preparing for marriage may also find some suggested discussions helpful, especially if guided by their pastor before the big day.

    With a grateful heart, I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received.
  3. Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Love at First Fight
    September 9, 2016
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 0
    LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT is written by a husband and wife team. Mr. Dyer has an outstanding sense of humor which had me (and my daughter who read parts of it) in stitches. Both of them talked about different personality traits and how they as complete opposites learned to live with each other. The authors were both very transparent, shared their brokenness and stressed that they aren't experts, but want others to learn from their mistakes. A great book for newlywed couples.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun book for married couples
    September 7, 2016
    Janet
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book would be a welcome addition to any home. It would be a wonderful gift to a newly engaged or newly married couple. I can also see the book being used as a study guide for a marriage encounter class or a young adult married class. The questions at the end of each chapter will encourage dialogue among the reader(s) or at the least thought provoking ideas. I plan on passing my copy along to my newly engaged daughter and her fiance. Highly recommend.

    I absolutely loved this book. Filled with insightful advice I feel this book would be a fun read for couples. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful devotional for all couples.
    September 7, 2016
    carol
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a great book for all people in a relationship. I think it would be a great wedding gift. And I will be giving it as a gift in the future. The advice is sound and I loved the format. It is in a he said/she said format backed up with scripture and tips for working thru marital issues at any stage in your marriage. I have been married over 37 years and I found the advice very true to form. Great book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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