Item description for Intimate Allies: Rediscovering God's Design for Marriage and Becoming Soul Mates for Life (AACC Library) by Dr. Tremper Longman Dr. Dan B. Allender, III...
Overview Allendar has produced a book that looks at the deep underlying reasons for the unhappiness many people feel in marriage.
Publishers Description In "Intimate Allies, " counselor Dan Allender and theologian Tremper Longman III merge their minds and skills to strip away cultural expectations and takes a fresh look at God's design for the marriage relationship. The authors focus on five foundations taken from Genesis 1-3 and include an extensive review of other biblical passages on marriage. Each section begins with a real-life story concerning an unresolved marriage issue and concludes with the same story built on the "foundation" of a godly marriage. With eloquence and wisdom, "Intimate Allies" will challenge readers to move their marriages out of the mundane and into the fulfilling and enriching experiences God intended.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.52" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1999
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series AACC Library
ISBN 0842318240 ISBN13 9780842318242
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More About Dr. Tremper Longman Dr. Dan B. Allender, III
Dan B. Allender, PhD, is a founder of Mars Hill Graduate School near Seattle, where he serves as president. He also is a professor of counseling, a therapist in private practice, and a popular speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including To Be Told, How Children Raise Parents, The Healing Path, and The Wounded Heart. Dan and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of three children.
Dan B. Allender currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Intimate Allies: Rediscovering God's Design for Marriage and Becoming Soul Mates for Life?
"Intimate Allies" Nov 30, 1999
I am a Pastor and I give this book as a gift to newleyweds. I have found it to be very down-to-earth, not like some of the "how-to-stay-in-love" marriage manuals, but rather focused on serving together - looking at the larger world together - making your relationship strong by being accountable, etc. I LOVE the "communal" focus, making marriage part of the network of society instead of just "me & you babe". I like everything that Dan Allender writes. Filled with insight and practical wisdom.
Tedious and pompous Nov 30, 1999
My wife and I got this book to read together. With kids grown and life stagnating a bit, we thought we could breathe a little fire back into our lives, following a Godly path to do so. I wish we had looked here first. We made a commitment to do it, and we did. But we did not feel much enlightened by either the content or the analysis.
There is indeed way too much padding in this book. Common, but still annoying. Especially when the core idea, the notion that marriage must reflect the Christ-mankind relationship, and we honor our spouses to honor God, is a lovely idea. But the characters drawn in here feel like cardboard versions of Hollywood movie characters, shadows of Plato's cave-dwelling shadows. Not only do they not sound real (I hope to goodness they are composites) but their resolutions are as lame and sickly as the end of a 22 minute sitcom.
Maybe in a seminar, where they express their ideas and don't get bogged down, this might work. But for self-study, we found it tedious and irritating, full of non-sequiturs, implausible story lines, and windy analysis. We'll go back to the source next time.
This book sucks Nov 30, 1999
I think that says it all. Don't waste your time or money.
A lot of good marital insight for any couple Nov 30, 1999
I found as I read, laughed and cried with this book that I identified with many of the characters and scenarios. I appreciate Dr. Allender and Dr. Longman's styles as they are honest and up front about the culture, soul and text. They are not hiding behind Christian propaganda in this book but are nothing short of real. 3/4 into the book you have the idea of the script, but overall it is a very good text I have recommended to several couples.
Great book to read as a couple Nov 30, 1999
Great book to read as a couple. We use it in for a couples group at our church bacause it is very easy to identify with the men and women in the stories and beacause it teaches sound Biblical principles of marriage.