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Marry a Friend: Finding Someone to Marry Who Is Truly Right for You
     

Marry a Friend: Finding Someone to Marry Who Is Truly Right for You

by M. Blaine Smith
 

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The hope of finding someone wonderful to marry is the most intense dream most of us ever experience. Yet the challenge seems impossibly great for so many of us. In this compassionate and deeply practical book, Blaine Smith offers a mountain of advice and encouragement to those at their wits end searching for a spouse. Drawing on decades of experience teaching and

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The hope of finding someone wonderful to marry is the most intense dream most of us ever experience. Yet the challenge seems impossibly great for so many of us. In this compassionate and deeply practical book, Blaine Smith offers a mountain of advice and encouragement to those at their wits end searching for a spouse. Drawing on decades of experience teaching and counseling singles, he provides multiple strategies for finding a marriage partner, including many the reader hasn’t likely thought of before.

Smith also looks closely at expectations, and how they can help or quickly defeat us in our search for a mate. Friendship, he stresses, much more than romance, is at the heart of a blissful, healthy, enduring marriage. Grasping this time-honored principle can simplify our marriage quest, sometimes greatly, for we recognize possibilities we haven’t considered. Smith looks carefully at what sort of friendship works best for marriage, and at what role romance and sexual attraction should, in fact, play.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013042964
Publisher:
SilverCrest Books
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
258
File size:
233 KB

Meet the Author

Blaine Smith’s long career has included giving seminars and lectures, speaking at conferences, counseling, and writing. He is author of nine books, including "Knowing God’s Will" (original and revised editions), "Should I Get Married?" (original and revised editions), "The Yes Anxiety," "Overcoming Shyness," "The Optimism Factor," "One of a Kind," and "Marry a Friend," as well as numerous articles (all books except Marry a Friend published by InterVarsity Press). These books have been published in more than thirty English language and international editions. He is also lecturer for Guidance By The Book, a home study course with audio cassettes produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network as part of their Living By The Book series.

Blaine served previously as founder/director of the Sons of Thunder, believed by many to be America’s first active Christian rock band, and as assistant pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, then for 30 years as director of Nehemiah Ministries, Inc.

Blaine is a graduate of Georgetown University, and also holds a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and Evie live in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They’ve been married since 1973, and have two grown sons, Benjamin and Nathan.

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