Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Praying for Your Future Husband

I know some of you are thinking "Isn't it a bit too late? Haven't you already been married for 21 years?"

Well, for the sake of being argumentative, I'll point out that the guy I'm married to now is hopefully also the guy I'll also be married to in the future, so I can still find some application. But I really had my daughter in mind when I reviewed this book. Rebecca recently turned eighteen, and on her own she decided to start a journal of letters for her "future husband." I thought that this book might give her some inspiration and insight.

Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer not only inspired me to encourage our daughter to pray for her future husband, it prompted me to join her in those prayers. Robin and Tricia gave numerous examples from their own lives and also from others who have shared their own experiences. Each chapter had a sample prayer to pray for your future spouse and also a prayer to pray for your own preparation. Discussion questions are also included for each chapter. In addition, there is a guide at the end of the book which leads you through a different aspect of prayer for your future spouse for each of the 52 weeks of the year. In addition to being helpful and informative, the humor included in the book makes it fun and easy to read. I will not hesistate to suggest this book to my daughter and other single women I know.