I started blogging about one year ago (April 2011) and before that I’d had very little exposure to blogs.
His sermons are regularly one of the top five podcasts on i Tunes and his book, The Explicit Gospel, has sold over 135,000 copies.
Matt lives in Dallas with his wife and three children. Wilson is an award-winning writer and author of the popular books Your Jesus Is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, Gospel Deeps, and the curriculum Abide.
He is pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Vermont and blogs daily at The Gospel
Acknowledgments 9Introduction 111 Attraction 212 Dating 493 Courtship: An Old Idea Revived 714 Wedding Bells 975 "And The Two Become One Flesh" 1196 Fighting Fair 1437 Logs on the Fire 1778 "I'm Not Going Anywhere" 195Conclusion 217Notes 219 12/08/2014Defining marital love as the mingling of souls, Chandler (The Explicit Gospel) proceeds to chart a course through the narrative poetry of the Song of Solomon.
I found lots of blogs that are perfect for family and friends to read.
These are blogs that give you updates on the kids and pictures of them blowing bubbles at the park. They win awards like “Cutest Blog on the Block.” I found way too many blogs dedicated to the memories of children that have passed.Using the Old Testament’s “book of love” as guide, Chandler leads couples (and singles looking for love) along the path of “a gospel-centered marriage,” through the stages of attraction, dating, courtship, engagement, marriage—all the way to sitting on the back porch with the grandkids around.The book’s advice is unapologetically counter to prevailing notions of love, dating, and marriage, firmly entrenched in a complementarian and neo-Calvinist view of sexuality.Matt Chandler helps navigate these issues for both singles and marrieds by revealing the process Solomon himself followed: Attraction, Courtship, Marriage ... The Mingling of Souls will forever change how you view and approach love.Matt Chandler pastors The Village Church, a multi-campus church attended by more than 10,000 people.The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, kiss, or word.And we are inundated with songs, movies, and advice that contradicts God's design for love and intimacy.I spent many nights sitting at my computer crying over those.I found several blogs that were full of giveaways and sweepstakes and product reviews for mops and diaper pails.Chandler’s vision of God’s design will leave many people wondering if they can aspire to such heavenly standards in earthly relationships.Still, he is gentle with his rebuke, giving relevant, humorous, and eminently practical advice.