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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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-05-18

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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3 out of 5 stars
By S. Egembah on 11-03-18

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By markedbygrace on 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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