When God Writes Your Love Story is a 1999 book by Eric and Leslie Ludy
(pictured), an American married couple. After becoming a bestseller on
the Christian book market, the book was republished in 2004 and then
revised and expanded in 2009. It tells the story of the authors' first
meeting, courtship, and marriage. The authors advise single people not
to be physically or emotionally intimate with others, but to wait for
the life partner that God has planned for them. The Ludys argue that
one's love life should be both guided by and subordinate to one's
relationship with God. Leslie writes that God offers new beginnings to
formerly unchaste or sexually abused individuals. Leah Andrews of the
Lewiston Morning Tribune compared When God Writes Your Love Story to
other popular Christian books providing alternatives to dating,
including Joshua Harris's I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl.
American college professors Margaret and Dwight Peterson responded to
the Ludys' book by writing an essay called "God Does Not Want to Write
Your Love Story," in which the Petersons argue that the book makes young
people see marriage as a fantasy comparable to that of Disney
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_God_Writes_Your_Love_Story>
Today's selected anniversaries:
French Revolution: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of
the Citizen, defining a set of individual and collective rights of the
people, was approved by the National Constituent Assembly.
A massive eruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa,
ejecting so much ash that average global temperatures fell by as much as
1.2 °C (2.2 °F) over the next year.
At a cafe in Paisley, Scotland, May Donoghue found the remains
of a snail in her bottle of ginger beer, causing her to launch one of
the landmark civil action cases in British common law, Donoghue v
Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women organized
the Women's Strike for Equality in New York City, in which 20,000 women
protested the continuing lack of gender equality.
More than a week after a ceasefire was reached in the South
Ossetia war, Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia
and South Ossetia.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new
one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in
the current paradigm.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the
hunger for bread.
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