Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Closer: Devotions to Draw Couples Together by Jim & Cathy Burns

What Couples Want Today: A Devotional with a New Approach

The Love Dare challenged individuals to love their spouse more. Quiet Conversations for Couples shows wives and husbands how to grow that love together. Introduced with Scripture verses and engaging stories, these 52 devotionals will inspire couples to draw closer through faith conversations--those quiet talks so vital for emotional and spiritual intimacy in a marriage. Guided, practical action steps round out each reading.

About the Authors (taken from the Bethany House website)

Jim Burns founded the ministry of HomeWord in 1985 with the goal of bringing help and hope to struggling families. As host of the national radio broadcast HomeWord with Jim Burns, Jim's passion is to build God-honoring families through communicating practical truths that will enable adults and young people alike to live out their Christian faith. In addition to the radio program, Jim speaks to thousands around the world each year through seminars and conferences. He is also senior director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University and an award-winning author, whose books include Creating an Intimate Marriage, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and Confident Parenting. He has been featured through numerous media outlets including CNN, ABC, Focus on the Family, and Library Journal. Jim and his wife, Cathy, have three grown daughters and live in Southern California. Visit www.homeword.com.
Cathy and Jim Burns have been married for over thirty years. They have the privilege to speak to couples each year through conferences on “Creating an Intimate Marriage” and Growing Together Spiritually.” Cathy is also a teacher at a Christian school for kids with learning disabilities.


I really like this devotional book. The devotionals themselves are biblically based and very relevant to most marriages. Each devotional includes a section for "Faith Conversations" to encourage meaningful discussion with your spouse which I think is an excellent idea. Each devotional ends with "A Step Closer" which gives you a chance to make practical steps toward being closer with your spouse.

I think Closer would make an excellent devotional for all married couples!

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