A Fierce Love: One Woman's Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage

A Fierce Love: One Woman's Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage

by Shauna Shanks
A Fierce Love: One Woman's Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage

A Fierce Love: One Woman's Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage

by Shauna Shanks


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Love is easy to give when you are getting it back. Are we still called to God’s plan of how to love when we are getting none in return? Shauna Shanks’s brave journey through obedience reveals the outcome of when we dare to follow God’s ludicrous outline for love as described in 1 Corinthians 13.

Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna finds herself urgently faced with a decision. Does she give up and divorce her husband and move on, or does she try to fight for her marriage? The former choice seems to contradict God’s plan for how to love, such as “love never gives up,” “love is patient,” and “love is kind.”

Taking God at His word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be followed literally word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse again, but also falling in love with Jesus, which changes everything.

First Corinthians 13 presents an audacious, illogical, and irrational context of how to love, meant to be applied to every marital context not just the fairytale marriage. If God’s instructions seem illogical and audacious, you might just expect the same kind of results in return!

This book is not air-brushed. It was written in the midst of the author’s deepest trauma, and she purposefully did not edit out her mistakes and failures during that season. This book will resonate with women who do not feel like the picture-perfect Christian woman with the fairytale life and marriage.

A Fierce Love is the story of a train wreck and reaching out to God not in the calm but in the chaos and finding hope for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310347538
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,162,930
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Shauna Shanks is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She started Smallfolk, a health food café, out of her passion for health and fitness. She graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, with a focus on world missions. Shauna and her husband, Micah, who is a police officer, have been married for more than a decade, and they live with their three boys on an Ohio farm. www.shaunashanks.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Chapter 1 The Naked Man 15

Chapter 2 The Start of Death 19

Chapter 3 God Speaking 27

Chapter 4 Crushing 31

Chapter 5 The Love Filter 37

Chapter 6 Suffer the Children 45

Chapter 7 One-Way Glass 49

Chapter 8 Blatant Indifference 55

Chapter 9 Breadcrumbs 63

Chapter 10 Aaron and Hur 75

Chapter 11 Exodus 81

Chapter 12 The Power of Words 93

Chapter 13 "It's Over" 99

Chapter 14 New Mercies 107

Chapter 15 Lavish Love 111

Chapter 16 This is War 119

Chapter 17 Up and Running 127

Chapter 18 Basking 135

Chapter 19 Micah 143

Chapter 20 Bluffer 151

Chapter 21 The Pursuit 159

Chapter 22 Forgiveness 163

Chapter 23 The Golden State 169

Chapter 24 Spiritual Warfare 177

Chapter 25 A Heart of Flesh 191

Chapter 26 Intimacy 197

Chapter 27 Lord of the Ring 203

Chapter 28 Emotions 207

Chapter 29 Good Common Sense 213

Chapter 30 Immeasurably More 227

Notes 233

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