#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
Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard on the topic, Michael Todd’s honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions of people in all seasons of life around the world. Now, in Relationship Goals, Michael tells his own story of heartache and healing, unpacks explosive truths from God’s Word, and tells it to you straight to help you win at relationships in every part of your life.
Where did the idea for relationships come from in the first place? Does God really care who I hang out with? Is it even possible to avoid relational train wrecks? From his plan for intentional dating in the age of social media to handling break-ups well to doing family instead of just being in a family, Michael tackles the questions we all have about relational success.
As he candidly examines our most common pitfalls in relationships and the start-today ways to get past them, Michael helps you align your longings with God’s awesome desires for your life. Now, that’s a good relationship goal.
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.
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This is a great read! Pastor Todd’s personality jumps off the pages. His perspectives about real life relationship issues will definitely speak to you.
THANK YOU MIKE AND NAT!
Wow! My life is changed.