Thursday, August 30, 2012

calling all couples!

A few month ago, Vincent and I decided to buy a couples devotional book. Sounds easy? Well, for us, it wasn’t. We are picky, easily bored, and didn’t want the traditional devotional.
I spent over an hour looking at the devotionals at the bookstore when I stumbled upon Duets. We went out on a limb and coughed up the $15.


It’s ah-mazing. It is fresh, funny, and interesting. It’s not your typical God-made-Adam-then-made-Eve-from-his-rib-and-this-is-how-marriage-is-blah-blah…. It’s so much deeper. It calls for you to have an open discussion about a specific situation.
For example: how many wives out there would be supportive of their hubs if he was like “hey babe, I want to spent 100 years building a big ole boat because God told me too…” I think most of us ladies would be like, “yeah… um no.” It’s not relatable to us today but Duets finds a way to make it relatable by asking you, as a couple, to discuss supporting each other hobbies and interests.
Another example: You know how it’s hard to let go of the past and we can be pretty resentful? Yea well think about Adam and Eve! They KNEW perfection and lost it. If they can make it work (not to mention the whole murder thing) so can you. Just sayin’.
Last example: One of the lessons talks about respecting your in-laws. It draws inspiration from the story of Boaz & Ruth. We did this one most recently and it was a great way to remind us to honor not only our parents but our in-laws as well. 
I grew up in the church. I know most of the stories but this little book totally makes you look at these stories from a whole new perspective.  It’s gets you talking about the past, present, future and your dreams, beliefs, and doubts.

Vincent and I normally do our devotional right before bedtime. It is a great way to bond and wind down from the day. I read the passage and Vincent prays for us after we are done discussing. It works well for us and it has brought us closer together :)
I’m not going to keep giving away the AWESOME lessons and questions this book holds you need to just go get it! It doesn’t matter if your 20 or 70. Married 1 year or 55! It’s awesome.

They also have another one called Songs in the Key of Solomon. I think we may get that one next!

4 comments:

  1. This sounds awesome!! Been battling to find a good devotion! My hubby and I have been married for over 6 years so its so difficult to find a fresh, upbeat devotional to do together! I even found a kindle addition which is even better!
    Thanks for the reccomendation!

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    1. Hey girl! It really is a great little book! It has such a different approach to devotionals. I hope y'all like it! Let me know what you think!!! :)

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  2. It's good to hear that there are couples that still have devotions and PRAYER together. Its almost become extenct.
    Just checking back for any new posts you may have written.
    I’ve been a follower on your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

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    1. I think it's important in a marriage to keep God at the center. It's not always easy, especially in today's world, but we do our best.

      Thanks for the follow and I am a follower of your blog as well! Take care :)

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