MADE TO BE LOVED: Enjoying Spiritual Intimacy with God and Your Spouse
Steve & Valerie Bell
So, it turns out you aren't each other's soul mate. Your marriage is good, but you sense you have come to a place where human love seems dried up. Good news! You can have more. You're ready for an injection of something from God. Made to Be Loved offers seven spiritual intimacy tools for couples who long for more meaning, more caring and affection and more understanding in their marriage. If you are trapped in a marriage that is hollow, or worse, hurtful, Steve and Valerie Bell were well on their way to having such a dissatisfying union when they reached out to God and discovered the key to a much better marriage: spiritual intimacy.
Sharing the tools that have worked for them, the Bells explain seven spiritual intimacy exercises designed to help couples become more intimately attached to both God and each other.
“Steve and Valerie Bell take spiritual intimacy out of the realm of ‘religious disciplines to be performed’ and put it into everyday life where it can be experienced. Made to Be Loved stimulates the desire for intimacy and points the way with practical ideas. The personal honesty of the Bells gives hope to the most timid and challenge to the veteran.”
Gary D. Chapman, Ph.D., Author of The Five Love Languages
“As we read the Bell’s book, many faces come to mind of folks whose marriages could be helped, saved and transformed by the Bells’ realistic, deeply spiritual wisdom and do-able suggestions. Then our faces come to our minds—this book is for us too. Made to Be Loved is honest, alive and full of counsel that will actually make a difference. Our opinion? You really ought to read this book. Rachel and Larry Crabb
“Steve and Valerie have opened their hearts in a powerful way to help all of us move more closely to God and to each other. If authentic intimacy with our Lord and your spouse is what you long for, then this book is what you’ve been looking for.”
Martie and Joe Stowell
The Marriage Ministry of Willow Creek Community Church has used Made to Be Loved as a core resource for their pre-marital and marriage enrichment ministries. It is also the foundational framework for the Bell’s day-long workshops and weekend seminars taught frequently at Willow Creek Community Church, Willow Creek Association events, and other conference and church settings across the United States.
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