Friday Favorites

Good afternoon! We hope your week has gone well. It’s been a busy one here at 4word, so we have lots of goodies to share with you in this week’s Friday wrap-up. In case you’re checking in for the first time this week, our theme was “love,” and we’ve been talking about how to navigate the dating scene.

Free Preview! Come and Get It!
That’s right. While there are still a few weeks left until Work, Love, Pray is available in stores, we’ve decided to make the first chapter available online for free. We hope this will tide you over (and whet your appetite!) until September 13. And remember, you can pre-order your copy of Work, Love, Pray right now on Amazon.

Previously on 4word
Is he your future husband? That was the question Diane considered in Monday’s post. She discussed the importance of having a plan of action for evaluating the future of the relationship before you even get into it.

On Wednesday, Andrea Lucado talked to us about how she has seen our culture’s views of marriage and dating changing. Together, we discussed the good, the bad and the confusing part of these changes. We’ll be hearing more from Andrea next week, but we encourage you to read the first part of her interview while you wait.

Around the Blogosphere
Relationships are a popular topic in the blogosphere, and this week was no exception. Below is just a smattering of the excellent posts we found:

4word Support Page
Relationships, whether with men or with women, can be a source of confusion and heartache for all of us YPCWs. That’s why 4word has a section on our support page dedicated to relationships. If you’re struggling through an issue with a friend, boyfriend, fiancé or spouse, we encourage you to take a look at the links we’ve posted. As always, if you have a favorite blog, author or website that is not yet on our list, let us know! We would love to add it.

Up Next
Next week’s theme is “work.” In addition to hearing more from Andrea Lucado, we’ll be talking about your future goals and how they relate to your career path. Hope your weekend is restful. We’ll see you again on Monday!