Candice Watters is bold, and she’s on a mission to challenge the “being single is holier” myth that has pervaded Christendom in recent years. Her unabashed endorsement of Christian marriage is a breath of fresh air and offers hope to unmarried women who desire godly spouses and families.
Let’s face it; there are thousands of unmarried Christian women out there who wonder where all the “Mr. Rights” have gone. Where are the men who desire a godly wife and have a vision to bring up the next generation of Christians? In our culture of “hooking up” (yes, sadly, even in Christian circles) and extended adolescence, a mature, respectable man is regarded like a UFO sighting: rare, unbelievable, and unlikely to pass by again.
So when Candice Watters boldly declares that women need to get serious about marriage and pray for it to happen, it might seem a bit pie-in-the-sky to jaded women who’ve nearly given up. But Mrs. Watters doesn’t just cast the vision; she provides practical, biblical steps that single ladies can take in their quest to become a “Mrs.”
Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen covers this topic from many angles, providing insights into the “holy pursuit” of marriage, why men aren’t jerks, living in preparation for marriage, and praying boldly for a godly spouse. Whether you come from the courtship camp or have never heard of the term, you can benefit from this refreshing, challenging book. I found myself dog-earing pages and highlighting sentences and paragraphs as I read through the book twice, marking out quotes I wanted to send to unmarried friends to encourage them. Get Married is chock-full of winners, and Mrs. Watters is not afraid to tackle the hard questions and the sticky situations.
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