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Love That Lasts Audiobook

Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex

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Publisher's Summary

In Love That Lasts, New York Times best-selling author Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls.

Drawing from Jeff's "prodigal son" personal history and from Alyssa's "true love waits" experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way. Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, they offer listeners an inspiring, realistic vision of love, dating, marriage, and sex.

Young people today enter adulthood with expectations of blissful dating followed by romantic, fulfilling marriages only to discover they've been duped. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, their friends, Disney fairy tales, pornography, or even their own rocky pasts, and they have no idea what healthy, lifelong love is supposed to be like. The results are often disastrous, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, sexually addicted, and divorce-ridden in history.

Looking to God's design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment. One by one they peel back the lies, such as the belief that every person has only one soul mate, that marriage will complete you, and that pornography and hookups are harmless.

©2017 Jefferson Bethke & Alyssa Bethke (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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    Anonymous 16/11/2017
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    "Different! "

    Loved this book alot. The views presented are relatable and I gained new perspectives too.

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    Trevor English 10/11/2017
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    "Very good!"

    Easy you read! Nice story wuth lots of God based learning! would recommend to a couple!

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    David Tasi 09/11/2017
    David Tasi 09/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazingly encouraging & wisdom giving stories"

    Honesty revelation of both of their lives.
    Jeff & Alyssa generously, boldly share with extensive and lessons hey have learned from they were single, seeking, in a relationship, broken up and in marriage.
    Many important topics were discussed and it's clear that he Bible is true, glorious, wisdom- and life-giving.
    And for most, God is loving, He loves us and bless His children with many spiritual blessings.

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    tiffer Rutland 19/10/2017
    tiffer Rutland 19/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "what an amazing book"

    thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to see what his other books offer. I think this book is not just for having happy marriages but will also help in parenting

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    17/11/17
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    "Perfect listen."

    Every chapter is full of jewels of wisdom. Such a blessing. Loved it. The fact that Jeff and Alyssa read it themselves made it so personal and beautiful.

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    16/11/17
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    "Best book ever."

    This is a message I wish every teen and young adult in our culture could hear. Even people are couples who are married in healing. I think there are parts of it that could speak to anyone in any walk of life that loves Jesus and comes from a broken past or even an unbroken past. I wept through the whole thing. I was raised in church, Dad left my mom with 5 kids after 20 years because of an affair, and I was only 10. I was exposed to porn and sex shortly after that and was set up for 10 years of broken relationships, teen pregnancy, giving myself away and always feeling broken. All this time, I was still going to and involved in church. For the first time in my life, I value my past and where it has brought me, I value love and marriage and am excited to not have sex until I am married now. I’m hopeful for a fresh start and what God has for me. I am so inspired and excited to do things Gods way and not the Worlds way and hopefully use my past and story to help others. Thank you Jefferson and Alyssa for this book. God has truly used you two in an amazing way already.

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  • Keaton Goff
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    "Life Changing"

    If you are serious about your partner or want to know the true fundamentals of dating/marriage or even being single this is a must read.

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  • Amazon Customer
    14/11/17
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    "Eyeopener"

    This was a great book! I am currently in a relationship and we talk alot about marriage but I had no idea what a godly marriage looked like. This book really taught me alot, and gave me some things to think about.

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    13/11/17
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    "Gold"

    T h i s b o o k w a s G O L D

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  • Anonymous
    10/11/17
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    "Worth a million!"

    I have followed Jeff Bethke since the YouTube slam poetry days as a young teenager dating her first boyfriend. Today I’m married, a mother of one and now enjoy seeing my marriage and family develop. All this to say, I think this book hits all the key points on how to please God in your relationships. Definitely can be implemented in a single lifestyle or someone in a marriage. Thank you for the beautiful stories by Alyssa and the strong messages by Jeff. I loved both perspectives and now have my husband listening. Be blessed as you have and are blessing others!

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  • Melissa
    09/11/17
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    "Melissa"

    This book was such a blessing to my life. I've been with my boyfriend for a while now and it really got me thinking about ways we could be proactive and improve our relationship. I'll definitely be recommending this book to him and others as well. Thank you Bethke's, I love your story!

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  • Juliann B
    09/11/17
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    "love!!"

    Love that lasts is such a great book! I believe a must read book for everyone!

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  • C
    07/11/17
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    "Love, this book!"

    This book is so good, I loved it! I highly recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Amazon Customer
    05/11/17
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    "Exactly what I needed!"

    This book was so perfect for this season of being a newlywed! I loved it!

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