When God Writes Your Love Story

When God Writes Your Love Story

by Eric Ludy, Leslie Ludy

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When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric Ludy, Leslie Ludy

In their most popular book, bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy challenge singles to take a fresh approach to relationships in a culture where love has been replaced by cheap sensual passion. When God Writes Your Love Story shows that God's way to true love brings fulfillment and romance in its purest, richest, and most satisfying form. This new edition includes an extra chapter from Leslie Ludy about the surprises of life after marriage!

“I had dreamed of a perfect love story for my entire life. But somewhere in the midst of the endless cycle of temporary romances, my dreams had shattered.” How can I find a love worth waiting for?

Lay the foundation now—whether you’ve met your future spouse or not—for a lifelong romance. Bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy invite you to discover how beautiful your love story can be when the Author of romance scripts every detail.

Story Behind the Book

Eric and Leslie Ludy want to offer an exciting vision of hope, proving that the Author of romance is alive and well and that true and lasting love can become a reality. Using the “four secrets to an amazing love story,” Eric and Leslie present a Christ-centered approach to building a relationship that will stand the test of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590523049
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2003
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Eric Ludy

As full-time speakers, writers, and musicians, Eric and Leslie Ludy challenge and encourage young adults and singles around the world to pursue holiness in every aspect of their lives. The Ludys live in Windsor, Colorado.

Leslie Ludy

As full-time speakers, writers, and musicians, Eric and Leslie Ludy challenge and encourage young adults and singles around the world to pursue holiness in every aspect of their lives. The Ludys live in Windsor, Colorado.

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As women, we are given a great gift. Our purity. And everything that makes us who we are emotionally—- our feminine nature, our sensitivity, our vulnerability, and our desire to give ourselves fully to one man——is part of that gift. Our purity is a treasure. It is so much more than just our physical virginity it starts with who we are on the inside. It is like a priceless pearl, tucked safely away in a protective shell, growing and becoming more beautiful with time.

In my dating relationships, I damage my precious pearl of purity. I felt dirty and used because of it. But the damage didn't happen when I " went a little too far" physically. Giving away this treasure started the moment I gave away my heart and emotions to men who were never meant to receive that gift. I had been careless with my treasure. I had allowed my heart to become battered and broken.

I used to think that the unbearable devastation of "breaking up" with a boyfriend was just a natural part of the dating process. But there was nothing natural about it! It was a pain God never meant for me to experience. The valuable and delicate pearl of me purity had been too soon from its protective shell, then tossed back, damaged and bruised.

What People are Saying About This

Les & Leslie Parrott

If you're looking for practical ways to build a God—honoring relationship, you can't afford to mess this book. (Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott—Seattle Pacific University—Authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts.)

Beverly LaHaye

Straightforward and unabashed, "When God Writes Your Love Story" delves into the Christian single's love life. Take a moment to gain a new perspective on true romance—God's way! (Beverly LaHaye—Concerned Women for America)

Joe White

Creative, challenging, intuitive and inspirational are just four of the dozens of exuberant adjectives that fill my heart as I read the you'll—never—be—the—same' writtings of Eric and Leslie. If you'd like to save the world one more broken heart or fill a heart that is budding with love, secure a copy of When God Writes Your LOve Story and give one to a special friend. (Dr. Joe White—President, Kanakuk Kamps, Inc.)

Introduction

I think we should break up, " he softly said. Those were the words I'd been dreading for months. "I'm ready to start seeing other people."

My trembling fingers tightened around the phone cord, and I choked back the sob that threatened to explode from my tightening lungs. There was a long, awkward pause as he waited for me to speak. My only consolation was that he could not see my pale face. I would never have been able to hide my devastated expression had he been in the room at that heart-wrenching moment.

The nightmare had come true again. What had started out as a harmless, fun, innocent relationship had slowly become a complicated entanglement of emotion and passion, only to end abruptly now that the fire had faded. The cutting pain and ruthlessly squeezed my heart was so intense I could scarcely breathe. Somehow, I managed to end the phone call with at least a small amount of dignity. As I placed the receiver into its cradle, a dark cloud of despair overcame me, mercilessly pouring a violent torrent of rejection and hopelessness into my reeling mind.

It was over. Once again, I was in for a sleepless night of agony, hours of weeping until no more tears would come. Once again, I would have to face the aching, desperate loneliness of walking into a crowded room full of strangers—-with no hand to hold, no strong arm to gently rest on my back and give me security. Once again, I was alone.

How many years had I longed and urgently searched for true love? How many nights had I laid awake, dreaming of a beautiful romance—— a lasting relationship that wouldn't end in heartache?

I had made incredible sacrifices in an attempt to somehow cling to every short lived dating relationship that came my way. I had given pieces of myself away to each man that came into my life—-pieces of my heart, my emotions, and even my body. Yet, once he had tired of me, my fragile heart would be played with and then carelessly tossed aside. Even if I was the one that ended a relationship, the heartbreaking pain was inevitable. Every time it felt like something precious was being violently ripped from inside of me.

I yearned to be loved and cherished. I had dreamed of a perfect love story for my entire life. But somewhere in the midst of the endless cycle of one temporary romance after the next, my dreams has shattered right along with the broken and fragmented pieces of heart.

I had asked others for advice. Those from the older generation had simply given guidelines to follow, which were so completely out of touch with the reality of my world that they were worthless to me. As a Christian, I had listened carefully to instructions given by the church leaders, and tried to follow the Christian rules of dating to the letter. But their rules never protected me from a broken heart and shattered life.

When I turned to those in the younger, I found they were in the same boat that I was in—- an endless cycle of shallow and cheap romances that never lasted and left us emotionally bleeding and insecure. In fact, the pain experienced was small to compared to what my friends had gone through.

As I lay on my bed pondering these thoughts, I found myself inwardly forming a desperate prayer.

"God, where are You in this?" my heart cried silently. " I am Your child. All my life, You know I have longed for something beautiful. I have searched for true love. Does a pure and perfect romance even exist in this dark world of lust and perversion and sin? Should I even dare to dream of something beyond the shallow, meaningless, cheap version of love I've known so far?"

Then came a soft, gentle tugging upon my heart. Suddenly I somehow knew that my life did not need to be this way and that God had something better for me. It was almost as if God himself was reminding me I am the author of True Love; I am the Creator of romance.

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When God Writes Your Love Story (Expanded Edition): The Ultimate Guide to Guy/Girl Relationships 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book for anyone looking for hope in the relationships in their lives. The authors have such an inspiring messege for the younger generation of today. If you are looking to turn your life around and REALLY, TRULY give everything in your life to God, this book is a guide that will help you on your way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was phenominal in my desire to have a love life pleasing to God. This helped me create and define what i was waiting for: God's guy on God's time and at God's pace! After i read this book, i went with my mom to get a new purity ring. I took my parents out to dinner and told them i wanted them on my team in writing my love story (a concept i also picked up by this book). I told them i was not only promising them purity of my body, mind, and lifestyle, but of my heart, as i was giving it to God so that only HE could give it away...once. Then my dad put the ring on my wedding ring finger, knowing the only guy to take it off will be the only one to hold my hand, capture my heart, and place a wedding ring on my finger in its place!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a gift to me after I broke up with my boyfriend because I found out he'd been cheating on me. I have never been more depressed or felt more alone. How could I trust anyone? How many other people would hurt me like he had? I didn't plan on reading this book because I thought I'd already read others like it, but when I started reading the intro I couldn't put it down! I read all 219 pages in one sitting. It really has changed my life. I've read 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye' by Josh Harris and absolutely hated it, and I've read 'I Gave Dating a Chance' but I didn't feel like I related to it. I recommend it to all parents of single Christian teens and young adults as well as all single Christians. It doesn't matter if you've done things in relationships that you're not proud of, or if you've never even been in a real relationship. 'When God Writes Your Love Story' is an amazing book written for real people, and gives practical advice without being too preachy OR too worldly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I read this book, I had a different view on guys, my life and dating in general. If you are wondering when God will bring you your soul mate, you just have to wait. And that is what the book is about, it helps you understand why you should wait for the person you will spend the rest of your life with. And how special it will be if you do. But if you haven't already, like me, then it helps you with future relationships and shows you how if you put your faith in God, beautiful things will happen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book 3 years ago when leaving my marriage. I knew God could direct my life as He did the Ludys in this book but I wasn't in a place emotionally to let Him. I have gone through tremendous growth emotionally and have GOT to read this book again. I'm at a crossroad with God and feel the path is opening in this direction. I have been dating a guy for 1 and 1/2 years but have only been pure with him in the last year. We have given that part of ourselves back to God and the obedience in that has opened up so much growth both emotionally and spiritually. My boyfriend gave his life to God in my living room one year ago today. Purity is a must. Now we feel God is moving us apart. We both know that God will take care of our emotions simply because we've trusted Him with so much else.....this book was the start. I must have given it away so I'm getting another copy. God has a plan for our lives......amen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing and increadible inspiring book through this I have got to experince weather the infromation in it is correct and I am happy to say yes!!! I have fallin in love with someone and everything that he dose is exsactly in the book on feelings and comparisons to diffrent things my brother just found out he's going to be a dad I havn't read the whole book yet though. I'm on ch 7 but this book has inspired me to shine through to him and let him know that God fogives him!!! Thanks for helping me with my forgivness towards my brother and always remember all sins are equal in God's eyes and he loves us all and he'll forgive us if we give it all to him and for all you doubt~er's that think no one will ever love you like in the movies and that know that when you meet the right person love is a fantasy and a fairy tale and you'll just know I doubted to but now he's here and I know!!!God bless
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so encouraging to my life. I encourage anyone who is looking for the best way to go about finding a relationship to get this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book that made me love God even more. Why would the Author of Love not have a simple way of finding love without all the hearbreak. I've read this book twice, and i recommand it to any man wanting to be a better person, or growing closer to God, and especially preparing yourself to be a good husband once married...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book awhile ago and it completely changed the way I looked at myself and the relationship I was in. It also helped me to realize that when the relationship ended, that it wasnt the end and that God had something else out there for me. Recommended for anyone who is interested in improving their love life by adding God to the picture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not only a guide to live by its a way to lean on GOD more. If you are lonly and tried of single life read this book and renew your faith that GOD has your one out there. Although some people don't agree with it, no names, (see bottom) they didn't read far enough into it to contridict their first opinons. However they are probably brothers and sisters so my blessings to them, and to you. If you read 'When GOD Writes Your LOVE STORY.' throw out your preconceptions of love and plan to experience true pure love and romance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really loved this book. i recomend this book to anyone over the age 13. if you really like to read this is a book for you
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! It is so real. It helped through some difficult times and answered MANY of my questions about finding 'the one'. I definately recommend it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly the best way to find true Love. Not only do the authors include there own personal struggels, but they let others know exactly how to follow in similar footsteps. The best book on 'not dating' there is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, I can't even begin to explain what this book has done for me. Actually, it was what God did for me through this book. The Ludy's did such an awesome job explainig the process of finding that one person that you belong with. I know that I don't have to search, God will bring us together. I am no longer wanting to date everyone, I am patient and waiting now. I encourage everyone to read this book and see how God brought the Ludy's together and how he can do the same for you. This is the best book I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me soo very much it is impossible to write it down. Realizing that God is in total control and that he has what's best for me already planned and taken care of leaves me speachless. Our heavenly Father is soo glorious and all knowing I have nothing to worry about concerning my future. This book helped me put my relationships into the hands of THEE creator and MY personal savior. knowing that od is in control has given me soooo much peace that I don't have to go out there and look for a guy. What wonderful news! This book IS a MUST HAVE for EVERYONE! especially christian teens, boys and girls!! I read this book like 5 times!!! It is WONDERFUL!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leslie and Eric do a great job with this book. I don't need to go find Mr. Right. God already has him picked out, and when we're both ready, God will let us know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, my whole view of love and relationships with the opposite sex changed. I now know what God's purpose is for my life. He has all aspects of my life in His hands and He trully wants to see me happy with a life partner who is in love with Him also!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very encouraging. The focus is on God...not a set of rules.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book about a month ago, and was very pleased. I am 23, single and a mom, and its tough. But this book really opened my eyes and my heart to what God intended marriage to be, and I can pass that on to my own daughter. It teaches readers to fall in love with God, the true lover of our souls and the author of romance.I love the way they focus not so much on marriage but about being single also, and preparing for the ultimate wedding, when Christ returns for His Bride, and how we are to be ready for that. Its a great book, with lots of insight and is great for guys also. This book really makes you want to wait, and let God take control.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book... it really changed my Love life forever... :):) God ministed my Heart through this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best dating book I have ever read. As an adult in my early 20's this really put dating into perspective. I recommend this to kids 15 and above.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric and Leslie not only are incredible people, but they are incredibly humble. Seeing them in person and reading their book gave me a greater perspective of what God created love for and how to go about it. They are truly blessings to all who seek God's best, and share that through their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric and Leslie show you just how romantic God can be. They prove that God's plan for your life is the best and most beautiful. If you want to know how to give your love life to the Author of Love himself, read this book. Your future spouse will be thankful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so inspirational to me as a young, single person. I learned a lot and am excited to pass it on to my friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are tired of the emotional games people play in relationships, check out this book!