The movies and TV make it look easy. Matchmaking Web sites have it down to a science. Two people connect—love at first sight—and the relationship is magic from then on. But the truth is, strong, deep relationships that last a lifetime are not based on the mysterious alchemy of two personalities. Real love in relationships—friends, married couples, siblings, parents—isn’t a magic act. It’s a journey. A great relationship grows from an investment of time and effort.
Kerry and Chris Shook know that relationships are not about initial attractions, but about last things—the experience you shared the last time you were with someone…the words you spoke with her last week…the effort you made for him the last time you saw him. And Love at Last Sight offers a one-month relationship plan that will improve your most important bonds, with a weekly focus and daily readings that guide you through the process. From learning to be present in the moment, acting intentionally, risking awkwardness, and learning to let go, you’ll discover wisdom from the Bible that contradicts what popular culture would have you believe.
Meaningful relationships depend on seeing other people as they are, allowing them to see you as you are, and being wisely discerning about the false things you’ve been taught in society. Love at Last Sight is the last book you’ll need to get your dearest relationships right.
How to Deal| Posted March 17, 2011
Written more for the married with children, at times I struggled to relate since I have not yet reached that stage of life. Still, it was very helpful. Especially when it came to conflicts and how to communicate in awkward situations in general. That can come in handy with anyone in your life. It is an EXCELLENT book to read if you are married or engaged, and even helpful with your relationship with your kids. It will definitely be one that I will keep around for later on in my life.But instead of taking it as a 30 day challenge I think I might spread it out more and take it as a 30 week challenge.