Night Light: A Devotional for Couples
Before you kiss each other good night and turn out the light, share a quiet moment together with God! Featuring engaging stories, Scripture readings, thought-provoking questions, prayers, and commentary, the Dobsons' 6-month daily devotional will lead you and your spouse to a deeper intimacy and spiritual communion as you experience the "three person" marriage covenant God intended.
Reviews of: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples
My husband and I bought this book a few years ago when we were first married and having some struggles. We loved each other, but were still trying to live a married life as individuals and that will never work. I remember I had a God Speaks magnet that said, "Loved the wedding...invite me to the marriage...~God" and one day I thought about it and realized that we were doing just the opposite of that. We were both Christians and living for the Lord and making Him the center our our lives, but we weren't making Him the center of us. That's where this book came in so handy. Dr. Dobson talks about having a "3 person" marriage covenant and it helped us so much! By reading and praying about this, we were able to make Him the center of us and we spend time in prayer together before we go to bed everynight.
Our marriage is definitely much stronger since reading this book. HIGHLY recommended!!!! A+++++++!!!!!!
My wife and I had been struggling (newly married) when we bought a copy of this book. We had been attempting to live as a married couple “by ourselves.” We both came into the marriage sharing a Christian faith…but we had forgotten to invite God to the marriage. The “three person” marriage covenant Dr. Dobson described has been a marriage saver! We learned it was not me…or me and my wife…but God and us. We have learned to spend time reflecting as the go to bed. This book has strengthened our marriage beyond description. This book deserves twenty stars…it is wonderful!
My girl and I needed something to help a damaged bridge after our past and I picked this as a way to help us. We had issues with talking to each other and we both took time to read this book. This book seemed to be the key to what we had been needing for a long time. We started to be more open with our feelings, we started to express of feelings verbally and has brought us closer to God, together. Dobson's personal experiences helps put many topics into perspective. There is a lot that we are still working out, but this book proves that with God in your life and apart of your marriage, a problem between you and your spouse is one word away from being resolved together.
I first heard about Night Light through my boss, who had been reading it every night with his wife. I have long been impressed with their marriage, so it’s not like this book was revolutionary for them or anything. Nevertheless, I thought that if they enjoyed it, perhaps my wife and I would also.
Dobson can put a lot of people off with his politics. In fact I find it a little strange to recommend his book in the wake of the recent statements about Obama in his political action arm of Focus on the Family. However, when he stays in his realm of Christian parenting and family issues, Dobson is a kind and gentle man. This book is further proof. The nightly devotionals are a good reminder of the presence of and necessity of God in every marriage. By remembering this, we connect with our spouse as the last moment of the day, consecrating our life together towards his will. The next morning usually starts off better.
I bought this for my boyfriend and I to read every night. We don't share a bed, or home, but I love Dr. Dobson so much and figured it would be a great way to maintain an already healthy relationship. I was right! I was hoping very little would be irrelevant to us, and I was not disappointed. Dr. Dobson, with all of his life experience, has so many amazing stories. I must say, I cried a lot reading this book. It reinforces every emotional and spiritual need to cling to God. The prayers are everything you want to say but can't put into words. I urge readers, however, to only do one per night. Same with your relationship, you don't want to rush anything. It brought us together in a way that only God could plan and I will always be grateful to Dr. Dobson for continuing to publish such amazing pieces of work.
I would reccomend this to any couple, no matter how young the relationship. What you can't apply today you can keep in your mind for the future. And believe me, the words of James Dobson will stay in your mind.
After 20 years of marriage, even a good relationship will need some upgrading! My husband bought this book to open the doors of communication so that our marriage will stay strong and we will continue to discuss the things that might otherwise begin to nudge us apart. We are working our way through it day by day, and it has sparked some lively discussions about what we feel for each other and why we sometimes hurt each other. This is a book that will get you talking, even about areas that you might prefer to avoid. Sometimes we read it and don't have much to say, until a few days later when the topic comes up again. Dr Dobson has a lot of personal experience to draw on and we have found this book to be very applicable to our lives.