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Breaking the Marriage Idol: Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms

Reviewed by: Hope Bolinger, a Professional Writing student at Taylor University   Introduction Title: Breaking the Marriage Idol: Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms Author: Kutter Callaway Publisher: InterVarsity Press Publication Date: 2018 Format: Print book Length: 268 pages OVERVIEW Christians have elevated marriage on a remarkably high pedestal. The church has lumped Christians into two categories: the married and yet-to-be married. […]

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(Book review) Stumbling Toward Wholeness: How the Love of God Changes Us

Stumbling Toward Wholeness takes a different approach on the story of the prodigal son and argues that everyone’s life moves through the phases of each character at one time or another. Bauman, a mental health counselor, provides his own personal journey and psychological insight to this familiar biblical story and encourages us to reread this story, paying closer attention, and applying it to our own lives.

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(Book review) Happily: 8 Commitments of Couples Who Laugh, Love and Last

“We use lucky to describe a successful marriage,” Kevin A. Thompson writes, “because we often can’t see the skills and abilities required to make marriage work.” The truth, he explains, is there really are common techniques that successful couples use to keep their relationships healthy. Using research and his experience as a pastor and marriage counselor, Thompson outlines eight of those techniques.

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Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ’s Relentless Love

Reviewed by: Megan Alms, Professional Writing Major at Taylor University   Introduction Title: Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ’s Relentless Love Author: Ryan and Selena Frederick Publisher: Baker Books Publication Date:  2018 Format: Print book Length: 234 pages OVERVIEW Ryan and Selena’s marriage began with a life-and-death crisis. Upon graduating college, the new couple decided to go on […]

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