Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His

Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His

by Robin Jones Gunn, Tricia Goyer
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collegestudentforlife More than 1 year ago
I'm at a weird place in my life where my friends are all getting married, or if they've been married for a while, they're having kids. This is hard for me because I never really imagined I'd be almost 30 without a husband and/or children. Now, I'm not saying this is a bad thing, not at all. I am just not exactly living the life I had predicted for myself as a teenager. This book was probably written with a younger target audience in mind, anywhere from high school to mid-20s, but as someone very close to 30, I thought much of this book spoke to me as well. Which is great, because sometimes it's a bummer being the only friend in a medium-sized group who is single. I appreciated that even though the focus of this book is on preparing one's heart for a future spouse/marriage, I wasn't made to feel like that praying for my future husband was the only way I should find value in myself. Gunn and Goyer make me feel like this is just one aspect of my life, not the only part of the most important part. What I really liked were the end questions at the end of each chapter. It's so easy to read a book about prayer and forget it as soon as you're done, so having these very real and practical questions and the end helped me focus on what I was learning and how I could apply it to my own life. For that reason, I only let myself read one chapter a day because reading more at once would have defeated the purpose of going slow enough to really apply what I was reading to my own life. I highly recommend this book for anyone who isn't married but desires to be someday. It's a great way to focus on finding a spouse who is more than just someone who fills a temporary need. This book would make a great study for a single's group or for a girl's group. Rating: 9/10 I received this book for free in return for a review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers' Blogging for Books. I was not asked to make a positive review, only an honest one.
jsslx More than 1 year ago
I became a Christian when I was in seventh grade. I was alone, in my bedroom, reading a book called Summer Promise by Robin Jones Gunn. I grew in my faith as I read the subsequent books in the Christy Miller series and even prayed for my future husband (he's awesome, by the way) as Christy did. With all of that said, I really enjoyed reading Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer's Praying for your Future Husband. It is geared at teenage girls, and they definitely hit their mark. Through personal storytelling, shared stories from readers, prayers for the reader and her future husband, and insightful questions, the authors guide the reader to see the value in prayer, and especially prayer for their future husband. Their writing does not talk down to the teenagers; instead, it felt respectful and encouraging. As always, Robin Jones Gunn does not disappoint! Thank you, WaterBrook Multnomah, for a great book that I would feel confident giving to a teenage girl seeking guidance. I received this book for frizzle in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you ever dream about "the one"? Do you ever survey the mind-blowing divorce rates and fear for your own (current or future) marriage? Fear or hope or both or neither, this book is for you. Yes, it is geared more toward single young women, primarily teens, but the principles and insights are useful for any age. Robin and Tricia have very different stories - one, a "good girl" who thought she'd found her prince, the other, a teenaged mom who thought all romance was lost to her. It is precisely the differences that make this book so impactful and relatable. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you have done, there is something is this book you can relate to and much you can learn. Robin and Tricia are funny, real, kind, genuine, and insightful as they share their own stories and those of other girls they've met. Rich with quotes, verses, helpful questions, beautiful prayers, abd even pretty graphics, this book is a treat in every respect. Each chapter deals with a different attribute to pray for - understanding, contentment, or being a God lover, for example - and shows how that specific quality impacted their stories and why it's so important. I loved how specific and practical it was, for it is so vague and overwheming to be told, "Pray for your future husband!" This book shows you what to pray for and why. I loved the gorgeous, helpful prayers at the end of each chapter, as well as the "pick ten important qualities" list. Overall, this was a well-done, life-changing book every girl should read as she looks forward to (or even straight at) marriage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not realize this book was geared towards teen girls. I guess I was hoping for something a little more insightful for a mid 20's early 30's point of view. Great message though! I love anything Robin writes about. Definitely going to have my younger sister read this.
Paula77 More than 1 year ago
This book made me truly think about what I should pray about my future husband. Being 17, I have found few resources with this kind of focus and inspiration. The two-sided stories/two perspectives on everything from the two authors enhanced my study of this book. I liked having both authors' stories and examples. I would recommend this to other teenage girls. Shelly Mowery
The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
"God has a beautiful romance prepared for you. Prayer is the key to unlocking the love story ¿ with your future husband and with God, the lover of your soul." Description: Praying for Your Future Husband- Preparing Your Heart for His is a book for Christian females, (teens and older), containing stories about finding "The One", and the struggles we sometimes face along the way. Besides stories, there are patches of scripture throughout, and many opportunities to write down thoughts and reflections; there are also discussion questions and exercises included. Review: Honestly, I had never pondered about praying for my future significant other. First thoughts: How does that work? and, Would it really make a difference? Well, after reading through 13 chapters and 207 pages of stories and scripture-filled prayer ideas, I have to say, I actually get it. The way this book is set up, it does an amazing job answering the why's and how's. Subjects include praying for: his heart, a God lover, patience, understanding, trust, loyalty and faithfulness, strength, protection, intimacy, "the List", contentment, and commitment. I also really liked how they included a section of scriptures to be used in prayer, and a section in each chapter for reflection and feelings on specific topics of discussion. The authors, Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer write great books, so I had a feeling that this collaboration would also produce a noteworthy book, even if I didn't originally get the why's, and it is just that. Full of wisdom, hope, inspiration, and encouragement, Praying for Your Future Husband is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought about having a husband or being a wife. I believe that it would also benefit men to read this book, or maybe a couple authors should write a more male-based "Praying for Your Future Wife..." book. Thanks for renewing my outlook on the future, your experiences have, and will continue to influence your readers. Rating: On the Run (4.5/5) *** I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah (Blogging For Books) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
littlemisskrisKK More than 1 year ago
Praying For Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer was such an inspiring book. It's filled with heartfelt stories from their personal lives, lives of readers who have written to them over the years, and lives of people they know. Reading each chapter is a learning experience...teaching you different areas for which not only do our future husbands need prayer, but we do as well. And as you pray for your future spouse, you find yourself changing for the better. It has scriptures and prayers and plenty of room for adding your own little notes. There are even review questions at the end of each chapter that help you to delve into the subject more deeply. This book challenges you to think and pray and to actively be an avid warrior for your future husband. Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo good! I am 16 and recommend that evey teen girl read this book!!!!
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asyl2012 More than 1 year ago
In Praying For Your Future Husband, Robin Gunn and Tricia Goyer give Biblical principles on prayer, and not just your ordinary prayer, a prayer for your future husband. Every girl dreams of one day marrying there very own ¿prince charming,¿ but what about all that time before marriage. Our days should be filled with prayer not only for him to be the right person for her sake, but also that she be the right person for him. Robin and Tricia give many of there own personal stories to help us better understand the power of prayer, and how it was exhibited in there lives. Different people with different stories, but the same all-mighty, all-knowing Godanswering the prayers of His children. This book takes topics such as commitment, God-lover, and others that we should be praying daily for our future husband that he would have these characteristics, but also that we would develop them as well. I would recommend this book to any lady single, young, or married, and not so young. This book can help point out areas that need improvement in your life as well as take on a new aspect of prayer, a prayer for your future.
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Review by Jill Williamson In this book for girls and young women, Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer tell their stories of love. They talk about how most girls dream of meeting "The One" and how many of us get sidetracked along the way and sometimes create nothing but heartbreak for ourselves. The book is cleverly divided into chapters of what to pray for you and your future husband, which also telling personal stories from Robin, Tricia, other girls, and some boys as well. I enjoyed reading the testimonies of girls who had prayed for their future husbands and how those prayers had been answered, sometimes very specifically. How I wish I could go back to my own high school years and have found this book in my house. What a difference it would have made in shaping my hopes and dreams. I highly recommend this book for any girl/woman who is has started dating or who is thinking about it. Mothers could read it with their daughters. And youth pastors or their wives could read it with their teen girls. Prayer is powerful.
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BabyGirlJ More than 1 year ago
Have you ever thought about praying for your future husband? Will it make a difference? There's only one way to find out. From when we were small girls, most of us dream of "The One," our future husband. We think about what it would be like to be a bride. We wonder who that special guy is and when we'll find him. The great news is that what you do now can make a difference in your life and the life of your future husband! Authors and good friends Robin Jones Gunn (Christy Miller series) and Tricia Goyer (author and former teen mom) believe God answers women's prayers for husbands-even husbands they may not meet for years. They invite young women to pray boldly for their future mate . while also asking God to prepare their own hearts. In Praying for Your Future Husband, Robin and Tricia share their two vastly different experiences, including the things they did right and the mistakes they made on the path to meeting and marrying their husbands. Each chapter includes helpful Bible verses, prayers, and practical application, along with true stories of women who prayed for a husband and how God answered in remarkable ways. God has a beautiful romance prepared for you. Prayer is the key to unlocking the love story . with your future husband and with God, the lover of your soul.(book blurb) This book was pretty easy to read. It's written like a letter or conversation from the authors to the reader. It covers a lot of different topics, and is also pretty thought-provoking. Each chapter covers a different aspect of praying for your future husband-his salvation, his faith, his protection, etc.-as well as how to also pray for yourself about the same things. Some of them were things I'd never really thought about praying for (such as his protection and contentment-stuff that's crossed my mind but never really "clicked"). The authors share their experiences with dating, crushes, and boys, and there are notes at the end of each chapter from other ladies on the same topics. (This is written more in more of a "dating" view than courtship.) There are also places to write down your thoughts, sort of like a mini-diary entry. Every chapter introduces new questions about praying for you future husband, about how you are preparing yourself for him; also the authors include a lot of Scripture references to look up. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you liked I Kissed Dating Goodbye, this might be one you want to check out. * There is mention of an abortion in some chapters (not graphic or detailed). One chapter is about saving sex for marriage, but it's really short and doesn't get very detailed or anything. I'd say it's appropriate for girls 12 or older. * I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
ElaineDalton More than 1 year ago
Title: Praying for Your Future Husband. Author: Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer. Genre: Christian, Nonfiction, Prayer. Plot: Prayer is powerful; it's the most powerful weapon available to Christians across the world. And the best part? It's effective. Every day is a spiritual battle and one of the spiritual battles every unmarried woman engages in is for her future husband. So, how do we do that? In their book Mrs. Gunn and Mrs. Goyer provide us with an outline, a set of guidelines, some helpful tips, and a few inspiring true life accounts, including their own. Laid out in thirteen easy to comprehend chapters that cover praying your future husband will be a God Lover to praying for his heart, for patience, understanding {coupled with forgiveness}, trust, loyalty and faithfulness, strength, protection {this is important as it pertains to the spiritual battles I mentioned earlier: Satan will do everything in his power to break down and take out a strong Christian man in any and every way possible}, intimacy, the List {yeah, you know what I'm talking about}, contentment, and commitment. The authors also include a list of fifty-two additional verses to pray for your future husband at the end of the book, and encourage the reader not to stop there but to write their own prayers, whatever God puts on their hearts. The authors' own personal stories, particularly Mrs. Goyer's, are moving, inspiring and encouraging as we watch them search for the right man while drawing closer to God through the ups and downs of life. Likes/Dislikes: This is a really good book. I highly recommend that every teenage or young adult unmarried woman read it. About the only thing I really didn't like was that the authors kept switching between all these false modern translations of the Bible including NIV, MSG, NLT, CEV, GW, NASB, RSV, AMP, and NCV. My family and I believe that the KJV or NKJV are the only true, trustworthy versions of the Bible. I recommend that you read the verses in the translation with which you are most familiar and comfortable with. Rating: PG-14 and up. Girls only. Highly recommended! Date Report Written: June 11, 2011. This book was provided free by the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in the above review are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Opens up a lot of discussion for how one goes about praying for her future husband, and in turn how prayer can change the girl praying for the better. Each chapter followed a well planed layout: discuss the topic, tell a portion of the two authors own love stories in reference to the topic at hand, share a few more real life stories shared by women and how prayer played a part in their love stories, bring it all around at the end summing up the chapter, and then closing with two prayers that the reader can pray, one about her future husband, and one for the reader to pray for herself, asking God to not only develop the qualities she was praying for in her husband to be, whoever he is, but that He would also give her opportunities to grow in those same characteristics. I know that many girls scoff at the "ploys" that seem to be rampart in our society to "get a guy". I've heard girls complain that so many girls think that if they start doing things like praying for their future husband, that God would suddenly make him appear. What I liked about this book, however, was that the authors did a fine job of showing the power of prayer, and how prayer for a future husband not only benefits the man in question (as told in many amazing stories in the book where women got the feeling to pray specific things for their future husbands on the very day the men needed it most!) but prayer also greatly benefits the one praying, and develops a deeper, more personal relationship with God! This is a great book for any girl who is in that place of discouragement because she longs to find her "one" but is clueless as to what she can do about it. There is power in prayer!
rainbowsoffaith More than 1 year ago
This slim little volume packs a punch of depth, conviction and beauty. I was a bit over the hill when the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Josh Harris came out. This book is a bit similar, but I think much more of a friendly read then the latter. Two friends and fellow authors Robin and Tricia share how their lives changed when they started praying for their future spouses. Neither of these women had pristine dating histories when they began praying, but God answered their prayers in more magical ways then they could have comprehended. Along side their personal stories they offer Bible verses to meditate on with other women's stories of how praying for their own future spouses changed their lives. Topics they cover range from patience, strength, commitment, faith, purity, faithfulness, and many others. I would recommend this book. It is written in love and convicts, educates and shows that God is in control no matter what. I received my free copy of Praying For Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer from Waterbrook/Multnomah Press for the strict purposes of posting a review. This is via their Blogging for Books program and my review is solely mine.
BethRBR More than 1 year ago
Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His is a book I wish I would have had as a teen and in my single young adult life. I believe it would have given me some direction and purpose while I was waiting for my future husband. There are so many great elements to this book. The chapters are organized by prayers for different areas of the future husband's life, but also spend time in focus on the girl/woman too. A few titles include "Pray for His Heart," "Pray for Patience," and "Pray for Trust." Authors Gunn and Goyer also share their journey towards marriage with some of their choices AND mistakes along the way. We also get to hear from other women, and their stories as it relates to their future husband. I really enjoyed this book. I am already married, but there are many scriptures and prayers that will be useful to me too. Prayer should be a lifelong endeavor to strengthen and help the marriage grow, as I am sure both authors will tell you. I highly recommend this book for teens. It will help them focus and give them a tool for direction and guidance as they endeavor to fulfill God's plan for their life as they wait for their future husband. But teens are not only the ones that will benefit. Young single adult women will also benefit exceedingly. I know there are many women out there of "non-traditional" age who would like to get married. I was one of them. This book will be helpful and bless them as well. There is a chapter entitled "Pray for Contentment" that will help retain focus until the time of meeting the future husband. Additionally, this book would make a great Bible study on the subject of singleness and marriage. This book is not for perfect women, who have made no mistakes. This book is for young ladies who want to follow God and receive His best for them. Many blessings to you on the beautiful journey God has for you and happy reading! Beth Jeremiah 29:11 Disclaimer: I received this book as part of a program for free books for bloggers from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to give a favorable review. The opinions given here are entirely my own.
HannahJane More than 1 year ago
Overall I would recommend this book. It was based off of the Bible, was very thorough, easy to read, and essentially - great. The authors go from the why, to the when, to the how, to the what very concisely. Best points I really liked the fact that this book is God-centered, and not romance, guy, or even marriage centered. The honesty of the authors was also very refreshing - and I enjoyed reading other peoples stories as well. Warnings This is not a warning per-se, but I do want my readers to be aware of the fact that the authors are not advocates of the courtship method*. (At least not in this book, although they do advocate purity.) Other observations I would not recommend rushing though this book. It is best when pondered & absorbed slowly. My Rating 8 out of 10 stars. ?????????? Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. *My definition of "courtship" is one in which the couple has marriage in mind & the girl's dad (or trusted guardian) is the one calling many of the shots.
ductapewallet More than 1 year ago
I know most of you would think "shes been married for 14 years, why would she want to read a book about praying for your FUTURE husband?" Well I had heard about this book, co written by one of my favorite authors, Robin Jones Gunn, and I just had to check it out. Its not a novel that you just sit down and read, its more of an interactive guide with personal stories, Bible verses, ideas, and prayers, plus space to write your own thoughts like you would in a diary. This book also has a short list of questions at the end of each chapter to encourage you to take a deeper look for the answers in yourself. The title suggests that this book is here to show you how to pray yourself a husband, much like wishing on a star or a geanie granting a wish, but instead it shows you how to look for the best God has planned for you and how to prepare yourself while praying your future husband is doing the same. "All of the longings embedded in our hearts to be sought, found, desired, and loved forever are placed there by the One who created us. Remember, God is the Relentless Lover. We are His first Love, and He has never stopped pursuing us because He wants us to be with Him forever. Every earthly love story borrows its theme from this eternal story by the Author and Finisher of our faith." " ... your prayers are the first gifts you will give to your future husband. Gifts in which heaven participates. Gifts sent ahead before the two of you have even met. How cool is that?" "Perhaps you've noticed that oftentimes the way God answers prayers isn't what we expect. We look back years later and see that what God did was oh so much better than what we first envisioned when we sent our heartfelt requests heavenward." As you pray for your future husband, your heart will become closer to God, your heart will be transformed, what changes will God bring about in the life of the guy you are praing for? What changes will come about in your own life? There is only one way to find out! Now that I've shared a little of the words from the book, let me tell you that I cant wait to share this book with my children, espically my daughters, one of which is now a teenager. But I also intend to share this book with my son, there are a lot of things that if you substitute husband with wife, will work just as well to encourage your son to pray also. And coming from the standpoint of reading it as a happily married woman of more than 14 years, I was still able to take and use and be encouraged by a lot of what is written here. Its never too late to learn how to pray for your husband, wheather he's in your future, your present or even your past. There are 2 sides to every coin. Where the stories from Robin come from the lips of a woman who waited and prayed for her husband until the day she was married, the stories from Tricia come from the lips of a woman who made different choices, but still wound up trusting that God had the best in mind for her, and God was faithful in that trust. This book is filled with wisdom and encouragement, questions made to make you think and open your heart to the possibilities of what your relationship with God and your future husband can be like. "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review".
ChristianMomBookReview More than 1 year ago
This book is a gem for a single woman to learn HOW to pray and WHAT to pray for in a future husband. The book's two authors, Robin and Tricia, share their real life, and love stories in each chapter that are relatable and inspiring. Tricia and Robin each share their failures, heartbreaks, and happy endings. Each chapter also includes scriptures, quotes, and real stories from other women who prayed for their future husbands and saw real results, along with discussion questions at the end of each chapter to encourage deeper thought into each subject presented. The subtitle,"Preparing your heart for his" is the theme of this book, showing the reader that through prayer and praying for other people (your future husband), you will in turn become closer to God and grow in knowing HIM. Specific items are discussed and listed for the reader to pray for, including attributes to look for in a future husband. Single women are encouraged to have faith and patience, be in prayer, and wait for what God has in store for you. This book has an enticing cover, and is easy and enjoyable to read. My twelve year old daughter also enjoyed the book, as it was appropriate for her to read too. This is a must read for any single woman, as you are never too young or too old to start praying from your heart for your future husband. I received this e-book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
ToReadPerchancetoDream More than 1 year ago
Praying for Your Future Husband Preparing Your Heart for His by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer is a book for young Christian women. It's exactly what the title says, a sort of guidebook for praying for your future husband, yourself, and your future relationship. The book has questions at the end of every chapter for more in depth thinking on each subject. Also, it has scriptures at the end relating to it all. First off, I absolutely adore the cover. Yes, I can be swayed by a book cover. This one with the clouds and fields, I can just feel a warm spring breeze passing through! The authors have a good subject here, I think. It is important to pray for everything in life, and especially something as important as your future husband. They take turns relating their own life experiences with men. They are completely, even sometimes painfully, honest about the choices they made. I liked the book, although I do wish they had written it for women of all ages. Not being a young womany anymore, some of the advice didn't quite mesh for me. But there are things to learn from it about prayer and trusting God that are good for all ages! *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to submit a positive review.