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Praying for your Future Husband
Statistics have shown that arranged marriages have a higher success rate than people who marry for love. Divorce rates run rampant. Domestic violence continues to skyrocket. These problems have existed since biblical times. Remember the stories of David and Bathsheba? Or what about Hosea and Gomer? Yet, if we turn to the Song of Solomon, we find an example of true love. We’re told to turn over all areas of our life to God, so does that extend to picking our spouses?
Stormie Omartian published a highly successful series, The Power of a Praying [parent, spouse, etc]. In her books, she advocates praying for your husband or children daily. Included in that was praying for your children’s future spouses. That was the first time I had heard anyone talk about praying for a future spouse.
In their book, Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His, Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer discuss their early dating years and how they found their spouses. Despite having vastly different backgrounds—Goyer was an unwed, teenage mother and Jones Gunn whose original engagement failed to make it to the alter—they successfully present a book which will instigate changes in the reader as she examines what is truly important in a future mate. Their book lays out a plan for discovering the mate God intends for you by praying for him in advance. Meant to be used, the book advocates praying for your future husband’s heart, understanding, trust, loyalty, strength, protection, intimacy, patience, and five other areas. Each of the thirteen chapters contain relevant scriptures, examples, a prayer for yourself, a prayer for your future husband, and questions meant to make you examine the chapter’s subject matter.
This book is available from online retailers such as www.amazon.com
Disclaimer: This book was provided by Multnomah Books, a division of Random House, in exchange for an impartial review. Compensation was not exchanged.
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