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Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His

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Have you ever thought about praying for your future husband?
Will it make a difference?
There's only one way to find out…
 
From when we were small girls, most of us dream of “The One,” our future husband. We think about what it would be like to be a bride. We wonder who that special guy is and when we'll find him. The great news is that what you do now can make a differ
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Multnomah
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Casey
Apr 08, 2011 Casey rated it it was amazing
I’m not married. And I pray for my future husband. Thus my reasoning behind reviewing “Praying for Your Future Husband.”

I knew from the title, what I THOUGHT I was going to get, but I was completely taken by surprise once I started reading and by the time I was done, I was thoroughly blessed.

There are 13 chapters, each one detailing qualities we as young women should keep in mind as we pray for our future husbands. Robin and Tricia each made the chapters personal by adding their experiences. The
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Laura
Jun 05, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
Every time I drive Grammy home, she asks me the same question, “Have you met a young man yet?” Each time I answer, “No,Grammy.” Then she replies, “Have you prayed about it?” My response is, “Put it on your prayer list.” Although her intentions are sweet, it still weighs on my heart. I’m thirty-one and single. I wasted six years dating the wrong guy and another two getting over him, and I gave up hope that God has a man for me. Because I lost hope, I quit praying for him like I used to do when I ...more
Amber Stokes
May 07, 2011 Amber Stokes rated it it was amazing
Before reading Praying for Your Future Husband, I thought the cover was pretty with its bold but soothing colors and the peaceful image of a girl soaking in the sun. But it wasn't until I read the book that I realized just how fitting the cover really is.

For you see, the feelings portrayed by the girl on the cover matched my own. This book caused me to look up, to soak in the comforting and life-giving Light of the Son of God. In these pages I wasn't told that I needed to pray hard for a man to
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Melanie
May 11, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
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Praying for Your Future Husband was a great non-fiction read! While the book is obviously about praying for your future husband, it's also about what you can do now to become the woman he'll need.

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. - Psalm 27:14

Let me say, I was challenged and affected by a lot in Praying for Your Future Husband. I am not great with patience, sometimes have trouble with bei
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Katie
May 26, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
Not long after seeing this new release, I noticed my friends singing its praises all around the internet. When I saw it was available to review, I instantly jumped at the chance. And I am so glad I did. This book was amazing--beyond my expectations. I devoured this book, drinking in the truths and encouragement that both Robin and Tricia gave to all the single women out there.

I'm only 18, so haven't lost all hope yet. ;-) But reading how I can pray--how I can minister to my future husband now--w
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Britta
Jun 10, 2011 Britta rated it liked it
So, I have this thing.
Where I pray for my future husband.
I don't do it daily.
Or is there any kind of method to when I do actually pray for him,
But I do pray for him.
I even have this separate blog to talk to him when I feel the need to vent, or to cry, or whatever.

It's weird, but I like it.
So anyway, when I was doing my blogging for books things, I decided to check out this book ... since I sorta do it anyway, I figured I could maybe get some pointers from.

Unfortunately, I was strangely ambiguous
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Jill Williamson
Sep 09, 2011 Jill Williamson rated it it was amazing
Review by Jill Williamson
In this book for girls and young women, Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer tell their stories of love. They talk about how most girls dream of meeting “The One” and how many of us get sidetracked along the way and sometimes create nothing but heartbreak for ourselves. The book is cleverly divided into chapters of what to pray for you and your future husband, which also telling personal stories from Robin, Tricia, other girls, and some boys as well.

I enjoyed reading the t
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Sydney
Feb 04, 2013 Sydney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-life
Ever since I was little my Mom has prayed for my Future Husband and encouraged me to pray for him also. I prayed very irregularly, but after reading this book I have began praying every night for the man I will one day meet.

This book was a great reminder of the power of prayer, and how important it is to talk to God about the secret matters of your heart.
Christy Hovey
Dec 27, 2012 Christy Hovey rated it really liked it
This book is a gem for a single woman to learn HOW to pray and WHAT to pray for in a future husband. The book's two authors, Robin and Tricia, share their real life, and love stories in each chapter that are relatable and inspiring. Tricia and Robin each share their failures, heartbreaks, and happy endings. Each chapter also includes scriptures, quotes, and real stories from other women who prayed for their future husbands and saw real results, along with discussion questions at the end of each ...more
Jennifer Wilson
May 14, 2011 Jennifer Wilson rated it it was amazing
When I was a teenager in youth group, I used to be told “Pray for your future husband. He needs your prayers.” The advice was good, but no one ever said HOW to pray for your future husband or WHAT to pray for him.

That's where Robin Jones Gunn's and Tricia Goyer's book Praying for Your Future Husband comes in. The subtitle is “Preparing Your Heart for His” so from just the cover you know it's not all about your Prince Charming.

Gunn and Goyer have twelve chapters of things we can pray for our fut
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Brittany Ketter
May 03, 2012 Brittany Ketter rated it really liked it
Recently I have read the book Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer. Now this is something that I’ve been doing for years in addition to writing him letters and such. But this books really helped me to fill in the gaps with specifics. I love the stories that Robin and Tricia have woven into the book – their own stories and life experiences. Both have drastically different stories, but at the same time, that is what makes this book so s ...more
Mai
Mar 26, 2014 Mai rated it really liked it
Beautifully written book , it shows every girl and woman how powerful a prayer can be to bring her the man of her dreams ,her future husband .if you are single and tired of waiting ,start praying for Your future husband now and trust God's timing .
This is a spiritual journey toward knowing God and being a God lover ,pray for every quality you want your future husband to have ,pray that he will be a God lover too ,that you both share the same religious values ,you will keep praying for God to sen
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Sheri Salatin
May 09, 2011 Sheri Salatin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All single woman and moms
"Wow" does not even begin to describe this book. It is a well-writing, well thought out and encouraging book geared specifically to young unmarried women. Robin and Tricia share their life stories including their joys and struggles. I cried with them. It brought such emotion. I wish that I had had this book when I was a young wanna-be married young woman. While I did pray for my husband, I never had the direction that this book provides.
Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of prayer, inclu
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Valeria
Aug 24, 2012 Valeria marked it as probably-not
Have you ever thought about praying for your future husband?

No. Who says I want a husband anyway ? I can get along without one just fine. Hurray for female independence !


Will it make a difference?

No because I live in the real world where fairy tales don't exist.


There's only one way to find out…

By burning this book and getting on with your life ?





Charity U
Jul 29, 2011 Charity U rated it really liked it
An excellent read. Convicted me. It has definitely started me praying! Any unmarried young woman should read it.
Madelaine (The Book Knight)
Jun 02, 2017 Madelaine (The Book Knight) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christianity
"As you pray, you too are changed."

I have heard so many of my girlfriends say (I may have even said it too), "I don't date anyone younger or shorter than me." But how many of those times are spent on praying for our future husbands, so he grows to have an intimate relationship with the Lord if he hasn't yet, so he stays strong when faced with temptations, so he stays pure until marriage, and so he is filled with contentment and patience in waiting, however long that might be, until the day God d
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Emily Rachelle
Apr 16, 2012 Emily Rachelle rated it it was amazing
Once upon a time, over twenty years ago, a high school teacher who never thought she'd write finally published the novel her students had pushed her into. They asked her for a teen romance at the beach; she set her alarm for three in the morning, three mornings a week, and faithfully wrote it. Little did she or her students know just how far that short novel would go.
Fast forward to three years ago - thirty-one books into the multi-series story, Robin Gunn had also written books for women and a
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Gabrielle
May 24, 2016 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Praying for Your Future Husband was an EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT read! I highly...highly recommend it!

I have been praying for my future husband daily for the last couple of years, and after reading this book I'm even more convinced that all the prayers one prays for their future spouse really does bless them wherever they are in life, and it blesses you also. Prayer brings about a devotion to them before you even meet them. Plus, you begin to feel a connection, simply by praying for them. It's A-mazi
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Maryam Magdy
Feb 17, 2015 Maryam Magdy rated it really liked it
This book has really inspired me. And its not the relationships thing and getting married that did affect me because I believe there's more to life than just marriage to be the huge goal. Its the power of prayer and the faith of these people that really did get to my heart. The idea of committing yourself to the right person not only physically but also emotionally. Following God's lead and consulting Him about someone you had met, and breaking up if God made you feel it's not right. Praying all ...more
Kara
May 19, 2012 Kara rated it it was amazing
**I've only read the first 50 pages and I'm so inlove with this book and all it offers!! This is worth so much more than FIVE stars and EVERY woman should read it. Such ENCOURAGEMENT, such wonderful prayers, such wisdom and heart in these pages. The prayers, testimonies, scriptures and quotes from this book will never expire and are utterly precious.**

Wow, what a wonderful book! It's easy to understand, filled with great testimonies, scriptures, prayers and even discussion questions. I will trea
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Clair
Jan 29, 2013 Clair rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teenage girls, mothers of teenage girls, fathers of teenage girls, girls ages 13-18
Shelves: relationships
I read this book as a 20 year old, and boy do I wish that I had read it my very first year of highschool! This book is much more geared towards teenage girls rather than young women, but it has something to take away for everyone. I personally copied the prayers into a notebook and choose a different one to pray every day. I really enjoyed this book, it has helped my relationship with God and also my outlook on dating. I would highly recommend this book for any girl ages 13-18! If you are a moth ...more
Ariel
May 01, 2012 Ariel rated it really liked it
I've wanted to read this book for a long time, just because so many of my Christian blogger friends have loved it. I'm so grateful I read this when I did, because I was at a point in my life where I was so desperate to find someone that I was looking in all the wrong places. This book helped me to realize the aspects of my own life I need to work on first, before I can even consider thinking of who will complete me. Definitely a read for anyone who has yet to meet their future Mr. Right!
Meredith
Jun 13, 2011 Meredith rated it it was amazing
It may sound corny, it may seem out of date, but a girl starts thinkin g early and she might as well be smart.Boys are great and they say a lotta things. A smart girl knows what to do and if she didnt hear it from Moma she can here it right here!
Elsa
Mar 25, 2013 Elsa rated it it was amazing
wow this is such a good book.
I think every women should read it.
Michaela
May 21, 2013 Michaela rated it really liked it
(I'd actually give it 3.5 stars.)

I really enjoyed this book; I liked that they put their own true stories in it. Overall, it was pretty good. :)
Holly Renee
Dec 13, 2011 Holly Renee rated it it was amazing
"The amazing thing about prayer is that God has designed this system to release the power of heaven for the person or situation we're praying for. Think of your prayers as the garage door opener that lifts heaven's gates and sends reinforcements to strengthen your future husband. You have most likely not met him yet, but your prayers will make a difference in his life."
--pg. 80, Praying for Your Future Husband.

I love that quote! To be honest, that quote pretty much sums up this entire book. Pra
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Jenna
Jun 16, 2011 Jenna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christian girls and all other girls
WOW. I am so stoked and so amazed and so filled with God right now. Let me start my review by saying how BLESSED I am to have received and read this book. I first learned of this book from Robin Jones Gunn’s newsletter months ago. Then I learned of her giveaway of the book, and I entered with no expectation in mind (since I’m international). Weeks passed and I forgot about this until I received a package. My reaction? Well, I was just jumping up and down and a smile was plastered on my face beca ...more
Rachel
Apr 13, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
About - Every girl thinks about "the One." What will he be like? When will my prince charming come? But, there are some important things to remember when thinking about your future husband. Will he be a God Lover? Will he be loyal and faithful? How do we go about finding good men with these qualities? Robin and Tricia give insight on these questions by giving example with their relationships and advises what to look and pray for in a future husband. They even talk about how to prepare yourself d ...more
Elaine
May 21, 2011 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Title: Praying for Your Future Husband.

Author: Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer.

Genre: Christian, Nonfiction, Prayer.

Plot: Prayer is powerful; it’s the most powerful weapon available to Christians across the world. And the best part? It’s effective. Every day is a spiritual battle and one of the spiritual battles every unmarried woman engages in is for her future husband. So, how do we do that? In their book Mrs. Gunn and Mrs. Goyer provide us with an outline, a set of guidelines, some helpful
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Allizabeth Collins
Nov 25, 2011 Allizabeth Collins rated it really liked it
"God has a beautiful romance prepared for you. Prayer is the key to unlocking the love story … with your future husband and with God, the lover of your soul."

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Praying for Your Future Husband- Preparing Your Heart for His is a book for Christian females, (teens and older), containing stories about finding "The One", and the struggles we sometimes face along the way. Besides stories, there are patches of scripture throughout, and many opportunities to write down thoughts and reflection
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ROBIN JONES GUNN is the much loved author of over 90 books with more than 5 million copies of her titles sold worldwide. Her Father Christmas books are a Hallmark Original movie. Her popular Christy Miller series now continues in Christy & Todd: The Married Years. Robin's novels and non-fiction works have received multiple awards and are a favorite with book clubs and study groups. Robin and h ...more
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“When your heart connects through prayer to the One who is the source of true love, you’ll find that praying for your future husband will wondrously result in your heart being changed. And when your heart is changed, your life is transformed.” 3 likes
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