Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (February 12, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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My husband and I have a great relationship, and we are always looking for encouraging devotionals to build us up, and even convict us in areas we need it. This one is ok, but highly geared toward couples with kids. We have only found a few devotionals that focus on the couple with out children, or make the couple the priority of the book. This one does not fit into that category. My husband and I thought it would be better titled for "Moments together for couples with children" since so much of the book focus on that are of a couples relationship.
Did you know that experts recommend 45 minutes of meaningful conversation daily between husband and wife? Apparently that is the amount of time which helps keep spouses together emotionally and spiritually, and which keeps a marriage strong.My wife and I have read and shared a devotional from this Dennis Rainey book every night for more than two years. We read one just before turning "lights out." Sometimes we're so exhausted from our days that we read it, mutter something quick, pray something even quicker, and fall asleep. Other times we read it, and it sets us up for an hour long conversation, in which we really get insight into our complementary perspectives.The insights are important but sometimes I forget them, too. I think the real benefit comes from the process that we have adopted, the habit of ending our day together.And we have enjoyed Dennis and Barbara Rainey's writings. They are transparent in sharing their lives with their readers, and we have been moved many times by their stories.
After 25 years of marriage themselves and helping millions of others keep their marriage vows, Dennis and Barbara Rainey know what it takes to keep a marriage fresh, vibrant, and intimate. Moments Together for Couples is designed to be a "first step" toward better communication. Just 15 minutes a day is enough time to read a scripture passage together, a short essay by the Raineys, and discuss what you read. You'll quickly find that the time went by very quickly, and before you know it, you're spending even more time together.If you're a woman who works exhaustingly in the home with the kids and the house, you probably long from time to time for meaningful adult conversation. This is a great RX for you.This best seller (over 400,000 units) will remain fresh for years to come.
My husband and I just started this book a week ago. It has already helped us to take an in-depth look at ourselves, our marriage and our relationship with God. If you are ready to face some truth, read this book. If you are looking for a book that tells you only what you WANT to hear, it's not for you.
My husband and I have been reading this book since the beginning of the year and it has been very helpful to us. We have decided, though, to put it on the shelf until we have children. A good percentage of the devotionals in this book focuses on relationships with your children, child-rearing, etc. We simply cannot relate with these topics yet. Otherwise, it is a great book. I would not recommend this book to couples without children or to those who have an empty nest!
Since we received this as a gift for our anniversary 5-6? years ago, we have given it as part of our wedding gift to LITERALLY EVERY MARRYING COUPLE we've known EVER SINCE. Our oldest of four daughters is 16 and she has begun reading it as a teaching tool for how to be a great mate and what to RIGHTFULLY expect from her mate as a Christian woman. I STILL READ THIS EVERY DAY, and I give it to friends of mine, men and women alike with a note in the front that encourages them to remember that Christ is to be first, our spouses second, and our children third.
We've enjoyed our Moments Together for over 3 years now. The lessons keep us talking about issues we would otherwise gloss over. Even after 14 wonderful years of marriage this book challenges us to keep growing closer to God and each other. Life always has something new to throw at us. This book helps tackle those.The format is a page each day for a year. We don't let it bother us to be reading an April page in May. We just keep at it and enjoy the time strengthening our marriage.
We have just started this and have found it very rewarding. It brings out into the open thoughts and feeling one would normally not talk about. I'm looking forward to using it daily for a very long time to keep the lines of communication open.
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