Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships

Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships

Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships

Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships


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Our culture is obsessed with love and romance—so why are so few women experiencing satisfying, long-term love?

In this insightful and encouraging book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal help single women of all ages discover a radically better approach to navigating their love lives. Covering topics such as true love, romance, purposeful relationships, purity, boundaries, singleness, and glorifying God in every stage of our relationships, Love Defined unpacks God's original design for romance, showing modern women how to experience God's best for them in their relationships. Full of biblical truths and step-by-step application of concepts discussed, the book also includes a chapter-by-chapter study guide to be used individually or in small groups, as well as four letters from godly women who have been married for 30, 40, and 50+ years, offering priceless, hard-won advice to single women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075568
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 681,062
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kristen Clark is married to her best friend, Zack, and is cofounder of GirlDefined Ministries. She is passionate about promoting the message of God-defined womanhood through blogging, speaking, mentoring young women, and hosting Bible studies in her living room. In the end, she's just a fun-lovin' Texas girl who adores all things outdoors and drinks coffee whenever possible.

Bethany Beal is head-over-heels in love with her best friend and husband, David, and is the super-proud mommy of Davey Jr. She is cofounder of GirlDefined Ministries and is passionate about spreading the truth of biblical womanhood through writing, speaking, and mentoring young women. To her family and close friends, she is simply a tall blonde girl who is obsessed with iced lattes and can't get enough of her sweet baby, Davey Jr.

Kristen and Bethany are the authors of Girl Defined; Love Defined; Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart; and Shine Bright.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Happily Ever Disaster

1 Love, You Are Oh So Complicated 13

2 Seeing through the Fairy Tale Facade 24

3 The Merry-Go-Round Method for Modern Relationships 35

Part 2 Bringing Back True Love

4 From Little-Girl Crushes to Big-Girl Relationships 51

5 Getting to the Heart of Love, Marriage, and Sex 64

6 Taking Femininity into Your Love Life 85

7 God's Timeless Method for Lasting Relationships 97

Part 3 Single and Waiting to Mingle

8 When Your Heart's Desire Is Unfulfilled 115

9 Five Strategies for Thriving as a Single Girl 127

Part 4 Working Through the Nitty-Gritty

10 How to Be "Just Friends" with Guys 139

11 Is It Okay to Date a Non-Christian? 150

12 Qualities to Look For in a Future Husband 157

13 What to Do When He Comes Calling 166

14 Romance without Regrets 179

15 Ten Red Flags to Look For in a Relationship 194

16 How Do I Know if He's "the One"? 203

Part 5 Living Well on this Side of the Altar

17 What Married Women Want You to Know 217

18 A Love Story Worth Fighting For 233

Appendix A 243

Appendix B 249

Notes 253

Verses 257

Acknowledgments 259

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