Are You Waiting for "The One"? by Margaret Kim Peterson
Cultivating Realistic, Positive Expectations for Christian Marriage

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Does God want to write your love story? Well, maybe not―especially not if it is the culture's romanticized ideal of happily ever after! Margaret and Dwight Peterson help us sort out the difference between how our surrounding society often depicts marriage and how Christians really should approach this particular gift of God to all humanity. They guide us through many aspects of a growing, maturing marriage including being a family, handling conflict, friendship, children, household economics and weathering the transitions of life. In the end they show how Christian marriage is far deeper and stronger than a romantic fairy tale. In fact, it reflects the kind of love God has for us in the gospel of Jesus Christ who gave his life for us that we might have his life in us.

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Margaret Kim Peterson (Ph.D. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts) serves as associate professor of theology at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She is the author of Sing Me to Heaven (Brazos, 2003) and Keeping House (Jossey Bass, 2007) as well as having written several articles and contributing chapters to books. She wrote a chapter for Women, Ministry and the Gospel (InterVarsity Press, 2007) as well as a section titled "Marriage" in the The IVP Women's Bible Commentary (InterVarsity Press, 2002). Peterson has given numerous lectures and offered courses at conferences, churches and universities on a wide range of topics including healing, hospitality, AIDS awareness and support, Trinitarian doctrine and marriage. On several occassions, she has delivered a lecture on love and marriage titled, "God Doesn't Want to Write Your Love Story" with her husband, Dwight. Dwight N. Peterson (Ph.D. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts) currently serves as professor of New Testament at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Origins of Mark (2000, Brill). Peterson has also written articles for several scholarly and popular publications including Bulletin for Biblical Research, Ex Auditu, Christianity and Theatre and Prism. He and his wife, Margaret Kim Peterson, have delivered talks together on marriage at Eastern University and North Park University in Chicago.
Published June 4, 2011 by IVP Books. 232 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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and I understand that “lonely road.” Sexual energy is the energy of Creation itself, “Let there be…and God saw that it was good.” The scriptures themselves are certainly not silent on the issue of sex, sexuality, lust, and eros in both its beauty and abuses, such as rape or viewing woman as prope...

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