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January 8, 2019

Emptied {Wynter & Jonathan Pitts}

emptied wynter and jonathan pitts
Maybe you entered marriage with some pretty high expectations—most couples do. Jonathan and Wynter Pitts did. Until the reality of married life spilled into their expectations.

Jonathan and Wynter invite you on a journey to explore a different approach to your happily-ever-after marriage. Join them for an honest look at the lessons learned as they navigated the ups and downs of early marriage while raising four daughters.

Here you will...

  • be encouraged to remove the pressure of a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses marriage
  • learn to let go of assumptions and embrace your role as servant-leader to your spouse
  • experience how God can pour His purpose, passion, and fullness into your relationship

Emptied is a way of life. It’s not about trying harder, it’s about thinking differently. Only when you are emptied of your own self-focused motivations can God pour new life into you for the abundant marriage and satisfying relationship you long for. Are you ready to approach your marriage poured out, ready to be filled up?

My Thoughts:
I thought this one one of the best marriage books I have read - ever. I deeply appreciated Wynter and Jonathan's willingness to take us deep into their marriage and the ups and downs that come with life together. I laughed at their antics and cried with their heartbreak. But through it all, I rejoiced in their discovery of the best thing on earth - marriage.

This book is filled with Biblical content to back the stories and examples the Pitts' put on the pages for us. While many marriage books also contain scripture, this one takes it deeper than I have ever experienced. Having this depth of Biblical content shows how well this couple knows their scripture and how to use it to apply to daily life.

I know this was one of the last projects Wynter worked on before she passed away. I think it is amazing that this content and words of wisdom are what she left for the rest of us to learn from. I think she and Jonathan had a strong marriage based on Christ and love, and they can be proud of the legacy left to their daughters.

I highly recommend this book to newlyweds, those married for a while, and those getting ready to begin this wonderful journey of marriage.

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