By Love Refined

Letters to a Young Bride

$14.95

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“Because of human imperfections, difficulties crop up in marriage, even between people who love each other deeply. You'll soon find that for this reason, although love is a gift, it must also be learned.”

So begins this remarkable book of letters to Julie, a young bride — letters that reveal the beauty and importance of high ideals in marriage while teaching you practical tips to help you live up to those ideals daily.

You'll learn how to grow in wisdom and in love as you encounter the unglamorous, everyday problems that threaten all marriages. As the author says: “If someone were to give me many short bits of wool, most likely I would throw them away. A carpet weaver thinks differently. He knows the marvels we can achieve by using small things artfully and lovingly. Like the carpet weaver, the good wife must be an artist of love. She must remember her mission and never waste the little deeds that fill her day — the precious bits of wool she's been given to weave the majestic tapestry of married love.”

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"May the Lord grant this book the success it deserves!"

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"Readable and encouraging, with a deeper vision and greater wisdom than is usual."

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  • Pages: 232
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-0-918477-51-4
  • Product Code: 514
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: June 01, 1997
  • Categories: By Title, eBooks, Marriage and Family Life
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Awesome resource
Such an awesome resource for young brides! As a bride-to-be myself, I read this book to prepare for marriage, and I plan on reading it over and over throughout my married life. When two young people who are deeply in love decide to get married, even if they prepare for it as much as possible and think they have everything figured out, they will still make mistakes, and they will still have to figure out how to live with and love one another, even though neither is perfect. As the title suggests, the book gives guidelines for how to let your love for your husband, and those little (or sometimes big) trials in marriage, make you into a better person, the person that God made you to be.
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Alice von Hildebrand is an incredibly wise woman, and an excellent philosopher in the tradition of her late husband Dietrich. But even if philosophy is not your strong point, don't worry. This book is surprisingly easy to read, and very down-to-earth and practical. If you are a married or engaged woman, and want to pursue holiness within your vocation, do yourself a favor and read "By Love Refined." It will help immensely!
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Great read for new brides
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK! I read it several years ago and I always buy a copy for new brides. Such a great read, especially for newly weds or those preparing for marriage.
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Great gift or book to read with your spouse.
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Thoughtful and sweet book for a newlywed bride
I received this book originally from a friend as a gift and now I have been gifting it to friends. It is from a Christian perspective and written in the format of letters between confidants about the joys and challenges of marriage. I loved it.
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