#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship by getting real about your goals—based on the viral, multi-million-view sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex
“No matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer.”—Levi Lusko
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITAN
You scroll through photo after photo of happy couples and think, I want a relationship like that! The thing is, those intimate relationships are a mirage—the closer you get to them, the more you realize they aren’t real at all. So what does a real relationship look like? And how do you get there?
In Relationship Goals, Pastor Michael Todd digs deep to give you good news and real-life ideas for making the most of your most important relationships. Take a look at
• what it means to choose intentional dating over recreational dating
• how to move on from mistakes you’ve made in the past
• why love gets stronger after marriage
• what the Bible has to say about sex (hot take: it’s more sizzling than you think)
• why the best friendships have God at the center
Whether you are married, single, or it’s complicated, aiming for the right targets will make all the difference in finding true satisfaction. As it turns out, God’s got the best relationship goals of all for your life. Why settle for less?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Pastor Michael Todd became a viral sensation thanks to his Relationship Goals video series. The natural next step? This wonderfully insightful book on finding (and keeping) a relationship that will make both you and God happy. Drawing on Biblical scripture, his own experiences as a husband, and the struggles faced by his parishioners, Todd offers a road map to lasting love. He also discusses his vision of single life as an opportunity to learn how to make the Lord part of our sexuality and enter the dating world with the conscious intention of finding a spouse. We were inspired by the nondenominational religious approach that sets this book apart from so many dating guides. And while Todd’s messages are serious, his writing style is down to earth and often quite funny. Relationship Goals is a wise guide to love that’s fresh, real, and very on point.
Todd, lead pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Okla., offers millennials strategies for building strong relationships in his fresh if meandering debut. Using personal anecdotes and readings of scripture, Todd encourages an in-depth exploration of the Bible to discover what it teaches about being single, dating, and being happily married, namely the virtues of remaining faithful and supporting each other. With a somewhat overwhelming number of stories, Todd tells readers to wait for the right time to cultivate healthy "soul ties," and offers instruction on when and how to sever those ties if relationships become unhealthy or unproductive. Warning that "some of the things you'll read in this book are not usually said in books by Christian Pastors," Todd includes up-to-date biblical interpretations, such as how the tale of Abraham and Hagar functions as an example of a good breakup. For Todd, one must first get to know oneself and realize one's purpose before beginning to date and cultivate healthy bonds. The author's wife joins him in one chapter to counsel readers on keys to a successful marriage, stressing the importance of learning and responding to the needs of one's partner. Todd stays admirably true to his intent to "keep it 100" with his readers in this instructive, relatable guide.
Relationships goals best book in the world
Absolutely best book ever to get the knowledge for relationships in life
Great book!! To good to pass up
My wife told me she wanted a divorce so I started turning to Jesus and was looking for a book to help me work on my relationship with Jesus and my wife. I agree with this book for what God thinks of divorce and I do NOT want to divorce. I will do everything I can to prevent it but I’ve been praying multiple times a day for Gods help. Overall I will read this book many many times in the future to keep a fresh reminder
To Micheal Todd