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  1. Jennifer
    January 6 @ 4:31 pm

    It sounds like one I will have to add to my reading list. Have you read the Excellent Wife by Martha Peace? It was really convicting of my role in the family and what it means to love someone selflessly.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 6 @ 5:40 pm

      That’s on my super nerdy book reading schedule for June, I think. I’ve had it for years, but have never got around to it. I’m glad you found it helpful. I’m looking forward to it.

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      • Jennifer
        January 6 @ 5:41 pm

        You have a schedule? I have a pile or two. And a Kindle library of books waiting to be read.

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        • Jessica Manuel
          January 6 @ 6:51 pm

          I’m suuuuuper nerdy 🙂

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          • Jennifer
            January 6 @ 6:52 pm

            I quote Shakespeare randomly to people. ME TOO! And memorized it for fun. No one gets me.

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            • Jessica Manuel
              January 6 @ 7:09 pm

              Yes! Let’s hang out! Haha

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              • Jennifer
                January 6 @ 7:14 pm

                Ok, at least I can follow your blog! I’m finishing up a boon review for my next post now

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                • Jessica Manuel
                  January 12 @ 9:20 pm

                  I’m starting to read you regularly; I’m so glad we connected.

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                  • Jennifer
                    January 12 @ 9:22 pm

                    Me too. As a former English teacher, I enjoy your professor nerdiness!

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  2. Lisa Krause
    January 6 @ 9:01 pm

    I as well recommend Timothy Keller’s book on marriage. Another one that I recommend to dating or newly engaged couples is Equipped to Love: Building Idolatry-free Relationships by Norm Wakefield. For those in the infatuation stage and can’t get past it because they worship their partner more than they do God, this book points out how damaging, stifling this can be on a relationship. I have learned a lot from both of these books. Glad you found The Meaning of Marriage! It is a slow journey with peaks and valleys yet the peaks are so much more sweet because of the survived valley!

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 12 @ 9:20 pm

      Thanks! I will check out that book. It’s so tempting to make our marriage or our spouse (or both) into an idol. I think once the initial infatuation passes, we have other battles that need fought. I really love your metaphor and the hope it inspires.

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  3. H.Evans
    January 14 @ 11:49 pm

    25 years and counting.Grow together , play together , laugh together , and take time to be YOU! That is who they fell in love with find that YOU again.

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  4. Caroline
    January 18 @ 3:52 pm

    What a beautiful theme for a book! God and marriage two things I want more solidification with

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  5. Tim
    January 18 @ 10:29 pm

    People seem to quit so easily on there marriage. If they had more of God they would not need to quit, instead they would know it will work out

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  6. Justin
    January 19 @ 4:51 am

    Thank you for your beautiful comments.

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  7. The Oracle
    January 19 @ 11:03 am

    This sounds like an interesting book. I’ll have to read it

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