Dating? Courtship? There's something better. The current way our society prepares a single person for marriage has led to an increase in broken marriages and moral disintegration. The ten couples in this book have trailblazed a new, yet ancient and beautiful path to marriage called bethrothal. These couples' families saw the need to go a different direction--a direction that points toward Yeshua (Jesus) and His spotless Bride. The Tommy and Sherri Waller family is well represented in these love stories. Tommy writes: "Many of these accounts are written by my own children. Their testimonies are the result of God's mercy in making a presentation to me and my wife, Sherri, many years ago. He enabled us to see clearly that our children were at great risk ... Which of our children would make it and which ones would fall? ... [W]e [now] have five married children. All of them have chosen to walk through the beautiful process of betrothal. There has never been a time in my life when I have witnessed anything close to the intensity of love birthed from two undefiled hearts as I have in betrothal. Every betrothal I witness confirms in me the Father's true grace-the unmerited favor He desires to lavish on all of us." Brayden Waller writes: "The bridegroom heart of God is a recurring theme throughout Scripture. The Bible actually begins and ends with a wedding: first, Adam and Eve in the garden, and last, the marriage supper of the Lamb. Betrothal is an essential key to this whole story. To understand this ancient and Biblical way of marriage is to better understand the relationship we have with God. ... Unlike engagement, betrothal is an actual covenant that is made prior to the wedding day ... [which] is the very thing God has done with us! He has made a covenant with us by the blood of Yeshua and the wedding is yet to come. Revelation 19:7 tells us of this coming wedding, 'Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready.' ... Betrothal is much further reaching than the confines of a culture. It is something that the LORD Himself participates in. He says in Hosea 2:19-20, 'I will betroth you to Me forever, yes I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in loving kindness and mercy I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.' ... Whether you are reading this book for the spiritual application of being betrothed to Yeshua, or you are interested in betrothal as the way you want to start your covenant with your future spouse, know that entering into covenant with someone is no small matter. "For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you a pure virgin to Messiah" (2 Corinthians 11:2). ... May your love for Him be stirred to new heights as you read this book."
Betrothed was published by Olive Press Publisher in February 2015. The ISBN for Betrothed is 9781941173053.