The Love and War Devotional for Couples book by John and Stasi Eldredge is a wonderful resource and daily study to share along side with your spouse. My husband and I jumped into this book right away and have really been enjoying growing closer to Christ and each other from reading it and applying it to our lives daily! We’ve even been deeply touched enough and decided on sharing this book with our small church group. It’s a great conversation starter in discussing what we’ve been learning about our spouses, ourselves, and our personal walks with Christ.
This devotional book isn’t very big and it doesn’t have to be. It’s broken into eight weeks worth of studies with five devotions to read each week. Each devotion is only a page or two long. It’s perfect to discuss and read along side your spouse. Being a parent of young children or if you and your spouse have very busy schedules it can be hard to find time to read let alone do anything along side your spouse without interruption so I really have been enjoying the consideration of not making each daily devotional too big. If it honestly was any bigger it could be overwhelming and discouraging to keep up with and I am so glad that’s not the case with this book.
Each devotion begins and ends with scripture and there is also a prayer meant to pray alongside your spouse. At the end of the 5th day of the week devotion there is a exercise that pertains to what you read all week that pertains specifically toward you and your spouse. The exercise is awesome and you’ll probably learn a thing or two or just be reminded about certain likes, traits, and just overall more about your spouse and your relationship together.
I highly recommend this book and feel that whether you are newly married or have been married for quite sometime that Love and War Devotional for Couples would be a great resource and study to keep your marriage flourishing.
Disclaimer: WaterBrook/Multnomah Publishers provided me with this book free of charge for review.