Saturday, February 7, 2009

devotions....


when flake and i got married
my parents gave us a couple's devotional
being a preacher's kid
i kind of expected to get something like this....

and i was quite excited to receive it.....

i flipped through the book when we got it,
and thought....
"this is great.....
i can't wait to start reading it....
with my new hubby"

however
we realized quickly that the book was not the right one for us....
the very first time we sat down to read it
the topic was....talking with teens part 1
the next day....talking with teens part 2 ... about drinking
the next day....talking with teens part 3.... about sex
the next day....talking with teens part 4.... about drugs
the next day....what legacy are you leaving....what is in your will?!?!
the next day....the end of every man....words you would say at the end of your life

as i'm sure these are all great topics of conversation that flake and i will need to have
i honestly don't think these are the best ways to build on our newlywed faith foundation....

over the next few months,
i would look online for a good devotional that would fit us....
i had great luck in finding couple's devotionals
however got very frustrated at how specific they are....
i found devotionals for
newly dating couples,
pre-engaged couples,
couples with aging parents,
newly married couples over the age of 40
couples with children,
couples late and later married.....
yet....i struggled to find a newlywed devotional

so one night over dinner with flake's parents,
the devotional book conversation came up.....
and flake and i laughed as we talked with his parents about the devotions we came across.

a couple of days later, his parents gifted us with a different couple's devotional....
flakes mom told me that when they went to look for the book,
she asked the salesman at the christian bookstore to help her find a good devotional book for newlyweds....
the man handed her a good one,
as she looked through it....she realized it was not for newlywed people....but rather newly divorced people!

thankfully, flake's mom was able to find us a more appropriate devotional......
and we were able to put our original one on a shelf for a few more years :)

either way....
either book...
i'm so thankful god has a way of making him laugh...while thinking of him, and praising him!

4 comments:

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Who would have thought it would be so hard to find one. Glad your MIL was able to help you out. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Twisted Serenity said...

Glad you found one that you like! I just ordered the love dare to read with hubby!

paisley and grace said...

what wasal if yo the name of the devotionu dont mind me asking?? were dying to find one.

lov said...

p&g

i tried to reply to your comment, but you do not have your email set up for replies....you should do that! :)

the name of the book is quiet time for couples: daily devotionals
by h. norman wright
you can find it on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Times-Couples-Daily-Devotionals/dp/0736924213/ref=pd_cp_b_3?pf_rd_p=413864201&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0736909818&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=02QVEP7BVVV9ZVH8EGX4

that might work....as a link...
if not, google it!