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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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The True love You dreamed as a kid actually exists

Giving up on the wait after experiencing so many failures, perceived betrayals, and overall heartache? Or not interested in any pursuit of any sort? it’s weird how anyone of any age could relate and understand to some degree, but come to the same conclusion. This is hope rekindled and a fire of inspiration set alight in the heart. God sent Authors. This is one for the masses... not just the chosen people.

Hey, just finished the book... the last part "now what" was just epic... something out of a fairy tale this book. But you really had to take it chapter by chapter to really appreciate the journey.

Jeff and Alyssa don't describe their relationship as a dream, but as the reality of siblings (children of God) that just happen to be a lot more self aware of their duty and ability to give to each other. They're not destined partners they're just people that chose each other and committed to that, they didn't start out perfect but like two pieces of sand paper the wore each other's differences away; not till they weren't existent but till they had both learned to accept and love their difference and those began to perfect them in the way that God pictured marriage- one perceived flaw complimenting a perceived another's weakness. A method of perfecting... creating perfect love that would be capable of affecting the world. Leading to books like this, as though they were orchestrated by God himself.

Love doesn't give up, it isn't selfish... but in the same way unrequited love is a burnden to the giver. Marriage is the covenant that destroys blurred lines, and gives life to a decision to become one in everything.

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It' OK but not as detailed as I'd hoped on how relationships start, progress maintain.

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Great read

I loved how clear the topics were and relatable to each season of life. I found it super helpful and brings hope to people who’ve been through similar paths!

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Loved it :)

Loved this book, not exactly what I was expecting, as I expected it to be focused around married couples more. However I found the wisdom and Christian philosophies around love here, can be applied to anybody, which ever stage of love you're in. Got through this (audio) in a couple of days and already about to give it another run through. Both Alyssa and Jeff have done an excellent job of being relatable, friendly but wise narrators in this book. A highly recommended read <3

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Different!

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

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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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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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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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  • Ashley
  • 12-10-17

Finished it in 2 days!

What an incredible book, everything they say is so encouraging! Loved hearing their story about how they met and how the Lord worked in both of their lives. Thank you Jeff and Alyssa for the book that I really needed. 😊

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  • markedbygrace
  • 17-10-17

Excellent!!

Excellent book! I love the way Alyssa and Jeff constantly point to Jesus! Their openness and “realness” is so refreshing! Definitely would recommend this book!

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  • Britaine
  • 11-10-17

Awesome Book!

This is my first audible book I have finished and in just 24 hours. The narrators who are also the authors are wonderful and inviting. I am now going to read the book so I can take notes. I love their story, their advice is solid. Praying for this book to bless everyone who reads/listens.

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  • Kyle
  • 10-10-17

Love this book!!

If you've read their previous books then you're going to come into this one knowing a little about their story, but don't let that stop you from opening up and digging into this book!!!! It is so good because it truly focuses on the biblical wisdom of relationships from both a man and woman perspective, not just the feel good stuff, but this is raw, honest,and open.
This book is for Jesus but not "preachy" it is infused with Gods love and makes it a turn on for everyone to read! {Would give this book to my non Christian friends in hopes they would see Christ love through a biblical minded relationship without "throwing the Bible" at them!}
Good read for everyone because it is complete opposite types of writing fused into one beautiful marriage of a story! Recommend if single, dating, engaged, & married! No matter what season of relationship you are in this is a great read!!!

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  • Charrisa
  • 17-10-17

Was apprehensive if this book was suitable for singles but I totally didn't regret getting it!

Love how the authors are so real in expressing their journeys and I especially related to Alyssa's story of singleness and waiting. Love it! ❤️

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  • Alena
  • 13-10-17

Real

Great read in the journey towards trust and unity. Very genuine and quality advice spoken from hearts that long for a Jesus centered love.

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  • Olivia Ortiz
  • 11-10-17

Speechless!!

Almost done with first half of the book! All I can say is WOW! I work in an office that is silent most of the day unless the phone rings. I spend my time sending emails but I don't hear voices too much. This book is perfect for that time. It's like Jeff and Alyssa are sitting down with me teaching me about the Lord and how to love more without trying to be "perfect" like what society makes us want to be. I can't wait to finish this!

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  • Sabrina
  • 17-06-18

A love story that points to Gods grace

I read (or actually listened to) it in one day because it was so captivating! Their story is real, messy, and raw, but at the same time full of God's grace, guidance, and glory! It was an easy read because of the way they narrated their journey. This book is full of such wisdom and definitely brings a lot of healing to anyone who reads it, whether single or married!

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  • Zach Elkins
  • 31-05-18

Encouraging Book

This was such an encouraging book and I appreciate the real life that the Bethke’s share. Very easy to listen to as well!

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  • Zola Maboyi
  • 29-05-18

Great Couple, Great Book, Great Insight

I really enjoyed this book. I was sad it ended as it offered a lot of practical Christian advice from the couple's experience that was even useful for single people. I definitely reccommend it.