And the Bride Wore White
Summary:Here is a book intended for young, unmarried women. This book really stresses how important it is to wait and to save ourselves for our husbands. It teaches modesty. It properly defines innocence and purity. In very clear and understandable terms it lays out what is proper and what is considered improper while dating. It talks about the type of spouse we need to pray for, and at the same time encourages those involved in improper relationships to end them. These are just a few of the many topic covered. But most importantly, this book uses the Bible as its sole textbook, constantly stressing that our relationship with the Lord trumps any earthly relationship.
Personal Thoughts: I wish I could place this book in every young woman's hands. Nothing is left to guesswork. No stone is left unturned. It is completely straightforward (in a modest way) which really contributes to the strength of this book. Secrets are never okay and I appreciated that the author really encouraged these girls to involve their parents and covet their advice throughout their dating years.
Quote: Today Satan still loves to make you feel inferior, like you are missing something and can't measure up. He likes to make you think that you cannot possibly wait for this wonderful gift and that if you're really intelligent about it, you shouldn't have to wait. Eve's story sounds so much like the sexually enlightened world in which you and I live. We're constantly being thrust into debate over sexual issues. But as Ed Young reminds us, "All that the current experts have managed to give us in terms of sexual enlightenment has not satisfied our longing for something transcendent, something pure and beautiful. Instead we've settled for what some have called 'nutra-sex' --artificial substitutes for pure sex that eventually cause cancer--both in relationships and in the soul." --pg 29