Perron, Sean & Harmon, Spencer
1. Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement
As you stand on the cusp of marriage, you’re probably wondering about important topics such as sex, in-law relationships, and conflict resolution. Would you guess that these same issues come up when married couples are having trouble later? So basically, expect to discuss them either proactively with your fiancé now . . . or years into your marriage when they have turned into problems!
Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon, along with their wives, Jenny and Taylor, are here to help you get these conversations started. They have written several letters to guide you through your engagement, from your proposal to your wedding night. Each one is short, practical, and relevant, and contains discussion questions to help you apply it even more personally.
God’s Word, and the guidance of mentors who can open it with you, are the best source of clarity during your engagement—and, in these letters, that’s exactly what you will find.
2. Letters to a Romantic: On Dating
It’s no secret that this stage of life is a tough one! The dating process is complicated and confusing—and that’s before difficulties like how to graciously decline a date, how to guard your bodies and hearts, and how to deal with sexual sin in your past.
But we are writing you with great news! God cares about you and your relationships, and his Word shares meaningful and practical advice. Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon, along with their wives, Jenny and Taylor, have written you several letters to guide you through this season of dating—each one is short, practical, and relevant, and contains discussion questions to help you apply it even more personally.
Whether you are struggling with singleness, enduring a breakup, embarking on a new relationship, or even making the final step toward engagement, opening up these letters will help you to start some helpful, God-honoring conversations.
3. Letters to a Romantic: First Years of Marriage
The first years of marriage are filled with joys, sorrows . . . and surprises. These will set relationship patterns that will determine the course of your marriage. As you begin your life together, you probably have some questions, and you know the stakes are high. We want to help.
If you want to navigate the early years of your marriage in a way that glorifies Christ and honors his Word, this book will be a great resource for getting a conversation going. In a series of warm, short, practical letters, Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon, along with their wives, Jenny and Taylor, guide you and your spouse through common “firsts”: major choices like deciding when to start a family, the everyday details of establishing holy household habits, and concerns raised by common sexual issues in marriage.
Open these pages to lay a foundation for a healthy and God-honoring lifelong relationship.
Sean Perron (MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the chief of staff at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He is married to Jennifer Perron and lives in Jacksonville, Florida. He writes with his fellow author, Spencer Harmon, on their website, www.unspokenblog.org.
Spencer Harmon is pastor of Vine Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. He is married to Taylor Harmon and has two daughters, Melody and Harper. He writes with his fellow author, Sean Perron, on their website, www.unspokenblog.org.
“Christian men and women who are seeking to understand how to make godly decisions concerning dating need to carefully study the wisdom of this book. . . . You will be surprised at the practical wisdom this book gives. We highly recommend it to you.” — John D. Street and Janie L. Street, Authors, The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women
“This book for newlyweds is needed and tremendously helpful. It contains timely challenges and encouragements as well as relevant instructions for people at every stage of marriage, though its material is especially relevant for newlyweds. Having been in ministry and having had the privilege of performing the premarital counseling as well as the weddings of numerous people over the past sixty-two years, I wish that this book had been available to give to all these couples as they began their marriages. Marriages that begin right are much more likely to continue right. And I highly recommend this book as a vital part of that good beginning.” — Wayne Mack, Academic Head, Strengthening Ministries Training Institute; Director, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors—Africa
“Where can a couple get wise counsel for this season of engagement—one that ricochets, almost daily, between sparkling anticipation and disorienting discussion? . . . Pull up a chair and spend a few hours with Sean and Spencer. You will come away packed with fresh faith, enriched by practical insights, and uniquely prepared for the magnificent journey toward marriage!” — Dave Harvey, Executive Director, Sojourn Network; Author, When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage