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VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Couples Devotional No Matter How Long MarriedMarch 30, 2016VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Al and Lisa Robertson in their new book The Duck Commander Devotional For Couples published by Howard Books gives us A Fifty-Two Week Devotional.
From the back cover: Write your own love story
When couples do things together, good things can happen. But when God is added to the mix, the possibilities are endless: suspicion can turn into trust; tension can become friendship; resentment can transform into forgiveness; even infidelity can grow into intimacy.
Stars of the popular Duck Dynasty shows, Al and Lisa have more to offer than their celebrity status. Because theyve overcome their own very real marital challenges-including infidelity and deceit-Al and Lisa are equipped to offer spiritual and practical guidance for your relationship. In each devotion youll find a message about specific aspects of a relationship, a few gentle questions to get the conversation going, a Scripture to share together, and guidance to talking to God in prayer.
Written with busy couples in mind, this year-long devotional is designed to bring couples together once a week, through fifty-two devotions.
Whether youve been married for twenty years or are seriously dating, this devotional will surely bring you and your loved one closer to each other and closer to God.
I think all of us, whether we have been married a long time, a short time or are just considering marriage would have appreciated having a mentor to give us their wisdom and guidance. There are some churches that have Marriage Counseling as part of their ministry and, I believe, that any church that is blessed to have that every couple should take advantage of. For those of us that do not have this as part of their churches ministry it is something to pray for but in the meantime Al and Lisa Robertson have written this devotional to help fill that void. The Robertsons have had their experiences and have written this book for the sole purpose of mentoring. The book is designed for the couple to spend time together at least once a week to strengthen their relationship with God and with each other. Each week begins with Gods Blueprint to help in Putting Gods Word Into Your Relationship. Then you move into the Home Improvement section where you Start Where You Are And Grow. There is space and lines for both Her Thoughts and His Thoughts. Finally there is Team Building: Grow Closer To Each Other as You Talk To God Together. The Robertsons feel that this section is one of the most important parts of your time together. Whether you have been married for a while, newly married or just thinking about it I think this is the book for you. I also think if you have friends and family who have been married for a while, newly married or just thinking about it then this book would make a terrific gift for them so that they could enjoy it as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Heart2HeartVictorville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The best couples devotional we have ever read and it truly changed our marriage for the better!February 16, 2016Heart2HeartVictorville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I don't know of anyone who hasn't heard of Duck Dynasty or the Robertson Family. The one thing that may be surprising is that you may not be aware of just how strong faith is in their family and how it is the central core and foundation in all of their lives. For most of the family, it didn't always start out that way and faith became something that they found later in life that truly changed their lives for the better such as Al and Lisa Robertson, the authors of The Duck Commander Devotional for Couples.
Since 2016 had just begun, I was looking for something that my husband and I could incorporate into our devotional time to supplement our Bible Study time and hopefully strengthen both our marriage and our faith and thus, was offered this to review which sounded just like what I had been looking for. Most devotionals are devoted to either a man's point of view or woman's depending on who was writing it and it guides the devotion at times to be one sided at times. This is the first devotional that both my husband and I absolutely loved. While it is written to be done weekly, we wanted to begin to use it daily and it is designed for however you and your spouse want to incorporate your devotional time. Yet it is so much more than a simple devotional coupled with a scripture verse.
Since it is co-written by Al and Lisa Robertson, you get both of their view points on the topic they are discussing, such as what makes you unique as a couple, what are your fears, issues of trust, what love is and isn't, forgiveness, faithfulness, leaving a lasting legacy, dealing with in-laws, being content, working on building intimacy, having a positive attitude, unity, appreciation, anger issues, parenting, humility, submission and respect and so much more all divided into 52 devotional sections. The main point is to work together through it as a couple and I can tell you it has truly made our marriage more stronger, built our faith in ways we could never imagine and our communication with one another has improved as well as our prayer life as a couple. No devotional has ever done that for me before in such a profound and remarkable way, I would never want to go back or stop.
Included in each devotional section is a little bit about each topic as if you were sitting down with Al and Lisa having a heart to heart talk along with a scripture reference from the Bible on the topic at hand which is called God's Blueprint. In the next section called Home Improvement, there are between 3-5 questions to provoke a conversation between the two of you about the topic at hand. These were so eye opening to both of us and the part we loved the most. It even comes with space for you both to record your thoughts or things you plan on working on to follow up with later to see how God has worked in your life. The section concludes with Team Building where you both spend time praying for your relationship and asking for God to help you both improve on it. Sample prayers are included by both Al and Lisa as a guide to what you might want to include. All of this is included in a hardcover book that I truly believe you both will enjoy.
I received The Duck Commander Devotional for Couples by Al and Lisa Robertson compliments of Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation aside from a free copy of this book in exchange for my personal and honest evaluation. For me, this is a must have for every married couple or couples who are engaged to incorporate into your relationship early on. It is by far, the best couples devotional that my husband and I have read and we both encourage you to pick this up and give it a try. It might seem awkward at first, but like I stated before, the Home Improvement part of us, gave us such insight into the communication portion of our marriage that we found ourselves really talking about more than simply our kids, jobs or life in general. This is what makes it truly something unique and strengthened our own marriage and thus worthy of all 5 out of 5 stars in our opinion.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Duck CommanderFebruary 3, 2016Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Duck Commander Devotional for Couples is a great devotional. It is easy to read and is broken down into weeks instead of days like most devotionals I have used. Each week has a devotion, God's Blueprints, Encouragement, Scripture, Thoughts, Improvements, and Team Building. The weeks are only about 6 pages long, making it a perfect and easy way for couples to make time to spending it doing their devotions together.
5 plus stars.
I received this book from Howard Books in exchange for my honest opinion, which was given.
tammycookblogsbooks5 Stars Out Of 5The Duck Commander Devotional for CouplesFebruary 2, 2016tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Authors Al and Lisa Robertson have been married for more than thirty years. They honestly discuss the ups and downs of their marriage throughout the 52 devotions included in this book. The devotions are designed to be read once a week. Like the product description says, they include inspirational readings, relevant Scriptures, thought and discussion provoking questions, and prayer suggestions. This devotional is for those who have a good marriage wanting to make it better or those who are struggling keeping their marriage together.
I like that it is not a daily devotional because it would fall by the wayside very quickly in our house. From reading through the devotions, it is evident that it is written to help couples get a closer connection to each other and to God together. I would recommend this devotional because there is reading, writing, talking, and praying together in each devotional. You may not feel comfortable or enjoying doing all four but there should be at least one part you can do which will help you grow closer to your spouse. Learn more about Al, Lisa, and the rest of the Robertson clan on the Duck Commander website. I received a free copy of this book from Howard Books in exchange for my honest review.
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