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Are You Waiting For "The One"?

Paperback|Jun 2011
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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...


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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 ofSing Me to Heaven(Brazos, 2003) andKeeping House(Jossey Bass, 2007) as well as having written several articles and contributing chapters to books. She wrote a chapter forWomen, Ministry and the Gospel(InterVarsity Press, 2007) as well as a section titled "Marriage" in theThe 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.
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Margaret Kim Peterson

Margaret Kim Peterson (Ph.D. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina) 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) and co-author of Are You Waiting for "The One"?: Cultivating Realistic, Positive Expectations for Christian Marriage (InterVarsity Press, 2011) 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).

Dwight Peterson

Dwight N. Peterson (Ph.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina ) 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) and the co-author of Are You Waiting for "The One"?: Cultivating Realistic, Positive Expectations for Christian Marriage
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.

  • Preface
  • 1 Young Love: Beyond The Fantasy Of Romance
  • The Bad News
  • Perfect Love
  • Real Love
  • The Good News
  • 2 Marriage: What Makes It Christian?
  • What Marriage Is
  • What Marriage Is Not
  • Thinking About Divorce
  • Love Without Fear
  • 3 Families: Telling The Stories That Have Shaped Us
  • Family Storytelling
  • The "biblical Family"
  • Christian Families
  • Memory And Hope
  • 4 Peace: Handling Conflict Constructively
  • Violence In Relationships
  • Men, Women And Conflict
  • Cooperation And Consensus
  • Dwelling In Safety
  • 5 Friendship: From Acquaintance To Intimacy
  • Affection And Eros
  • Obstacles To Friendship
  • Establishing Connections
  • Choosing A Partner
  • 6 Sex: Embodied Communion
  • Sexual Formation
  • Sex And Singleness
  • Sex And Marriage
  • Fidelity
  • 7 Hospitality: Welcoming Children And Other Strangers
  • Why Christians Have Children
  • Contraception
  • What Children Need
  • Beyond Child Rearing
  • 8 Households: Forming An Economic Partnership
  • Making A Living
  • Keeping The Books
  • Making A Home
  • Settling Down
  • 9 Old Love: Growing Together Into Maturity
  • Expectations
  • Traditions
  • Bearing Burdens
  • Bearing Fruit
  • Epilogue: Weddings
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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