Recently, I had the opportunity to review a book titled, “The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance” by Ginger Kolbaba.
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.