One Month to Love gives you the motivation and resources you need to make the most of the relationships that are dearest to you. The key word is intentionality making happen the strong, loving relationships that you want to see develop in you home, family and wider church family.
God loves us for who we are, but when it comes to showing the same love to our parents, children, colleagues, pastor and church, we need a little help. But with the right tools and the right intention you can do it. Chris and Kerry Shook invite you consider your key relationships, turn the pages, and start the journey - whether youre parents, children or a church family - toward truly practicing love in all your most important relationships.
Previously published as Love at Last Sight
At the end of the day in this all-too-short life, what matters most is relationships. Spouse, parent, child, friendwhoever your closest loved ones are, they warrant more than a passing glance; they deserve an intentional and meaningful relationship with you. The 'One Month to Love' thirty-day challenge is the greatest adventure youll ever take, helping you deepen the important relationships in your life.
Day 1 The Most Important Thing - An Introduction
Week 1: THE ART OF BEING ALL THERE
Day 2 Face to Face - Practicing the Art of Being All There
Day 3 Zoning In - Being All There in the Moment
Day 4 Invisible - Being All There on a Deeper Level
Day 5 Staying at the Table - Being All There During Conflict
Day 6 Stuck with Me- Being All There No MatterWhat
Day 7 Thick and Thin - Being All There in the Tough Times
Day 8 Last to First - Being All There Before Its Too Late
Week 2: THE ART OF ACTING INTENTIONALLY
Day 9 The Imperfect Dance - Practicing the Art of Acting Intentionally
Day 10 Painting a Vision - Intentionally Thinking Ahead
Day 11 Action Adventure - Intentionally Stepping Out
Day 12 Crowded - Intentionally Creating Space
Day 13 Games - Intentionally Going Beyond Surface Issues
Day 14 In Between - Intentionally Getting Unstuck
Day 15 Raving Fan - Intentionally Giving Encouragement
Week 3: THE ART OF RISKING AWKWARDNESS
Day 16 Clumsy Grace - Practicing the Art of Risking Awkwardness
Day 17 Mind Reader - The Awkwardness of Asking
Day 18 Vulnerable - The Awkwardness of Revealing Your Heart
Day 19 Act as If - The Awkwardness of Putting Actions Before Feelings
Day 20 Making Waves - The Awkwardness of Expressing Anger
Day 21 Fresh - The Awkwardness of Making Changes
Day 22 Better Together - The Awkwardness of Unity
Week 4: THE ART OF LETTING GO
Day 23 Remote Control - Practicing the Art of Letting Go
Day 24 The Spear - Letting Go of Hurt
Day 25 People Pleaser - Letting Go of Insecurity
Day 26 Ego Trip - Letting Go of Pride
Day 27 Baggage - Letting Go of Guilt
Day 28 Improving Your Serve - Letting Go of Selfishness
Day 29 Ever After - Letting Go of Unrealistic Expectations
Day 30 Illuminate - Letting Go of Shadows
One Month to Love Relationship Summary, Index and Notes
About the Authors:
Kerry and his wife, Chris, founded Fellowship of The Woodlands, now Woodlands Church in 1993; and since then, the church has grown to 17,000 in average attendance each weekend. Kerry believes that church should be engaging and fun, calling it The Best Hour of Your Week. He strives to eliminate the barriers of boredom, unfriendliness and fear that keep people from experiencing not just religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Chris is the Director of Missions and Womens Ministry at Woodlands Church. Her missions work has touched thousands of under-resourced people locally and in numerous countries around the world. Her Womens Ministry is one of the largest in the country providing fellowship, worship and Bible study opportunities to hundreds of women each week. Kerry and Chris have been married twenty-five years and have four children.
I love Kerry and Chris. And I love this book. One of my deep desires is to
invest the best part ofme in those who are closest tome.This book will give you
the inspiration and practical tools you need to do just that. MARK BATTERSON, pastor of National Community Church and author of Primal,Wild Goose Chase, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.
Healthy relationships are essential for life, marriage, and family. OneMonth to Love provides counsel for developing a love that lasts and creating a legacy for generations to come. JACK GRAHAM, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church.
If you want new urgency, fresh purpose, and a sharper focus for your life, then
this book is for you. Read it and your future may be changed forever! LEE STROBEL, author of The Case for the Real Jesus.
One Month To Love by Chris Shook; Kerry Shook was published by Waterbrook Multnomah in December 2012 and is our 39452nd best seller. The ISBN for One Month To Love is 9780307730978.