LivingInLoveThis summer, my wife and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary.  It seems hard to believe that it was ten years ago that we were standing in her home church exchanging vows and that the time would fly by this fast!

Ten years and four kids later (fifth on the way!), it seemed like a perfect time to be reading a book on how to make our marriage strong and to live in love, and this book did not disappoint!

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Emotional-PurityI received a copy of Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart from the author, Heather Patenaude, for review.  Written mostly to young ladies, there is much there for the young man as well.

The first thing that strikes you about the book and title is the fact that purity is more than simply physical—which is where many teens and couples leave it—but it is also emotional.

I really how this book is not just a book of abstract ideas, but it uses “Tracy and Mike”, an illustration drawn from the author’s life, to illustrate the point.  Tracy is a young woman who has a friend, Mike, and she has translated his behavior towards her as that of romantic interest.  However, that’s not exactly how Mike sees it.

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