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Closer: Devotions to Draw Couples Together

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52 devotionals with Scripture verses and engaging stories will inspire quiet talks vital to intimacy in marriage.
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Published October 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Tima
Dec 26, 2013 Tima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was written with two thoughts in mind. Those that pray together stay together. But we don't always have time to spend an hour with our spouse every day. So the authors came up with a book that can be read every day if you are that couple. But for the rest of us with crazy busy lives can take this book one chapter a week. Every devotional starts out with a Bible verse and story that relates to the topic. It ends with two sections called "Faith Conversations" and "A Step Closer" that giv ...more
Cindy
Nov 20, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Closer
Devotions to Draw Couples Closer
Jim and Cathy Burns
2009
Bethany House Publishers

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Today it is hard to connect, with your spouse, with your kids, with your extended family. Everyone is busy, on the go. Appointments, meetings and life rush us around like crazy. Jim and Cathy Burns have given us a Devotional book with fifty two devotions designed to draw couples closer together.

There is no huge list of how to do this devotional, you can work at your own pace, they do sugg
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Cafelilybookreviews


Jim and Cathy Burns, married for more than thirty years, tried almost every marriage devotional out there and couldn’t seem to find the time or discipline to continue them.


Determined to make spiritual intimacy and growth a vital part of their relationship while drawing closer together, they came up with a book that couples can work on at their leisure.

They challenge couples to start small and invest 30 minutes a week. The scriptures and devotionals are intentionally kept short, so that couples c
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Closer by Jim & Cathy Burns is a year-long devotional for couples looking to strengthen their marriage. Broken down into 52 easy to read lessons, the authors tackle many of the issues that strain and break marriages in this age when divorce is common and living together before marriage even more so. From finances to kids to sex, the Burns discuss it all in a encouraging and conversational tone. Each lesson has questions at the end for spouses to ask each other to deepen the lesson as well as ...more
Diana
A great and practical guide for couples

I loved the practical nature of this book! I would recomanded it to all our married friends.
It is all based on good Christian teachings from the Bible.
Ava Martin
Dec 08, 2015 Ava Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My husband and I read one of the devotionals in the book weekly. After that, there is a small Q&A section designed for conversation between the couple. Even further, there's extra "homework" if you wanted to develop your relationship further or maybe make it better.

Jonny Kirk
Jan 03, 2013 Jonny Kirk is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Ok, so this book is going to take a year to read through, be patient with me. I will start with a 3 star rating and will share thoughts as we go.
SheLove2Read
Jan 29, 2013 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great book for those who want a stronger Christian marriage. Broken down into short, easily read devotions. Recommended read.
Ty Tamasaka
Dec 04, 2015 Ty Tamasaka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great insights into improving marriage along with practical tools.
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Jim Burns, Ph.D., President of HomeWord is the host of the HomeWord with Jim Burns daily half-hour, daily one-minute, and weekly half-hour radio programs. His passion is communicating to adults and young people practical truths to help them live out their Christian lives.

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