From the Back of the Book
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 difference in your life and the life of your future husband!
Authors and good friends Robin Jones Gunn (Christy Miller series) and Tricia Goyer (author and former teen mom) believe God answers women's prayers for husbands—even husbands they may not meet for years. They invite young women to pray boldly for their future mate … while also asking God to prepare their own hearts.
In Praying for Your Future Husband, Robin and Tricia share their two vastly different experiences, including the things they did right and the mistakes they made on the path to meeting and marrying their husbands. Each chapter includes helpful Bible verses, prayers, and practical application, along with true stories of women who prayed for a husband and how God answered in remarkable ways.
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.
Why I'm Recommending this Book
I heard a couple of people lamenting last week about being single for Valentine's Day. I was single for 40 years and although Valentine's Day was never an issue for me, there were many other days that were. One of the best books I read when I was single was Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer. I can't recommend this book enough to single women!
Robin and Tricia each share their stories in this book and it's likely that you will resonate with some part of one of them. For me, it was Robin's story. Robin was trying to change to fit a mold of someone that she thought her fiance wanted to marry, but her fiance didn't appreciate the special person that Robin already was. This fiance (who Robin didn't marry) accused Robin of "overspiritualizing" everything and then we see that to the man Robin would eventually marry, prayer is the equivalent of breathing. I'm pretty sure he never accused Robin of overspriritualizing anything. Very cool, huh?
Scripture can be found every few pages in this book. I loved that aspect of the book and I still focus on some of the verses I learned in the book. One of my favorites is "May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in You." Psalm 25:21.
There are prayers for your future husband and for you in each chapter of the book. The authors also list suggestions of things to pray for. These prayers and lists gave me great ideas of what to pray for and things to consider.
The book contains discussion questions in each chapter. Each chapter also has an example of answered prayer which I found to be full of "God-things" and very encouraging. The back of the book has a list of 52 scriptures to pray for your future husband.
One of the things that I did after reading this book was to start praying that someone would want to marry me because they saw Jesus in me. On the evening that my now-husband and I decided we were "officially dating", he said that he was initially attracted to me spiritually. I'm often amazed at how prayer works, even though I should already know!
This book encourages trust in God and a closer walk with Him. Just a cursory re-read of it this week has inspired me in my spiritual walk! If you are a single woman, know a single woman, or have a daughter , granddaughter, or niece who will one day be looking for a godly husband, I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend reading this book.