VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/5/17)—A new devotional for couples, My Beloved, My Friend: The Song of Songs for Couples, by retired pastor and poet Brent D. Christianson, releases today.
My Beloved, My Friend offers couples a refreshing look at love and marriage through the Old Testament book Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon). Designed to strengthen and enrich relationships, this earthy and light-hearted collection of 26 devotions celebrates the divine gift of human love and the abiding passion between two people.
Dr. Harold L. Arnold Jr., leadership consultant and author of Marriage ROCKS for Christian Couples, remarks, “By artfully weaving creative poetry, scriptural vignettes, and provoking questions, Brent Christianson has developed more than a book, but a tool that helps couples discover the most intimate aspects of their marriage. When engaged seriously, this book promises to elevate every marriage closer to God’s promise for a joyful marriage that thrives through both the valleys and mountains of life.”
Designed for couples both new and seasoned, this volume includes prose and original poetry, as well as activities and journal prompts to share and explore together. Included in the book is a helpful guide for retreat leaders or small group facilitators. My Beloved, My Friend is a unique guide to deepen faith and strengthen two human beings in lifelong covenant relationship.
About the Author: BRENT D. CHRISTIANSON, is a retired Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and former Lutheran Campus Pastor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He is a published poet and has written several studies and meditations for the Lutheran denomination.
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