How To Pray for Your Future Wife – Part 2

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A while ago, I wrote the post “How To Pray for Your Future Wife” here on my blog. What started as my own prayer list turned into something more. The response was overwhelming at the time, and it still stands as the most-viewed and most-shared post on the site. Since the original posting, I have received emails from numerous countries and have partnered in prayer with others across the globe who connected with me because of how God used that single post. I am deeply humbled by the encouragement, the stories and the prayers that you, the readers, have shared with me.

In my original post, I encouraged men to remain sensitive to God’s leading when He gave new prayer topics personally applicable to each individual situation. Taking my own advice, I began praying in new ways in addition to those mentioned in the first “How To Pray for Your Future Wife” post. Most of these 31 “new” prayer points were the result of the prompting of God during reading the Bible, some came from listening to the struggles and concerns voiced by women I know, and some arose during my own prayer times. So, in the same vein as the post that started this journey with the readers, I invite you to step into the deeper waters of prayer for your own “Miss Pending.”

But before we begin, can I ask you a personal question? It is a question that has been pressed upon my heart as of late… Continue reading

Books

This are some books I would suggest to any person wanting to have a better grasp of love and marriage.

The Mystery of Marriage 20th Anniversary Edition: Meditations on the Miracle by Mike Mason

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships by Chip Ingram

The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not about Who You Marry, But Why? by Gary Thomas

Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas

(For women) Sacred Influence: How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands by Gary Thomas

Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference by Shaunti Feldhahn

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy and Kathy Keller

Choosing God’s Best: Wisdom for Lifelong Romance by Dr. Don Raunikar

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary D. Chapman

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry by Les Parrott

I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love by Ravi Zacharias

(Disclaimer: Books or other materials suggested are done so purely because they have proven to be valuable resources for my growth. I have received no payment, dinners, pats on the back, kudos or round-trip tickets to exotic locales for my recommendations.)