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Old Fashioned Romance January 6, 2015

Filed under: faith,family,old fashioned — ourprairiehome @ 9:09 am
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Recently, I had the opportunity to review a book titled, “The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance” by Ginger Kolbaba.

Old Fashioned Way

On Amazon, the book is described as follows.

Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic. In fact, a true old-fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced! So what does it mean to do things The Old Fashioned Way? Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow. But a true old-fashioned romance goes much deeper than that. Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it—for all of us. Regardless of your past experiences, where you’ve been, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime.

As you work your way through this 40-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old-fashioned way and be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.

This book has been a very enlightening read.  I have never sen the movie, but the book gives beautiful insight into how romance should be.  The modern ideas of what is romantic and what an enduring romantic love should be is often far from what the Lord intended for us to experience.  Through this 40-day devotional, you are introduced again to what romance should be.  In reading it, I find that if more people were to apply this knowledge in their relationships, we would have a far lower divorce rate.  I am sure that some would cringe at the thought of a woman being a helpmeet to her husband, but that is because modern society has turned it into an ugly prospect.  Once you come to understand the true meaning of it, you can see how it can transform your marriage.  It isn’t just the woman however.  Men also have to play their part in this.

This book would be a wonderful devotional to share with teenagers who are approaching the dating scene.  As a Christian parent, I find that the teachings given are just as valuable to both young men and women as the knowledge was in earlier generations.


One Response to “Old Fashioned Romance”

  1. Carolin Martens Says:

    Definitely something I would want to read. Before Christmas my girls and I had a chance to watch Frontier House. Loved it. Now seeing the way people talked about romance then and now is a huge difference. I can see where the difference was.

    Before Christmas someone was selling books and movies by Janette Oke. I had never heard of her before but because I am so fascinated by the Amish I figured I would give them a chance. I thought they were excellent. Talked about growing up Amish, dating, life. I begged my girls to read them. They are 14,13, and 12 years old. After the first one my oldest is hooked on them.

    It has some great lessons in case I forget one. Going to look into this book, and see if it will help with the whole dating idea since I told her she could start when she is 16. Not to far off.

    Some of the ideas that come out of the school about dating are scary. I had to go talk to the principle about an incident with my youngest and it really showed me how things have gotton so twisted with the dating ideas of young girls and boys.

    Thanks for mentioning the book–

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