It’s the greatest love story of all time! Every time I hear a Christian say that about this movie, it makes me want to vomit…or smack some sense into them (in the name of Jesus of course). The Notebook is NOT a great love story whatsoever. The girl falls in love with a boy, gets moved away by her parents, meets another guy and gets engaged to him, meets back up with first boy, gets into a sexual relationship with him, later breaks up with fiancé, and ends up dying with husband (who is first boy) in nursing home. That is not a great love story, that’s a story of unfaithful cheating to a marriage commitment.
Relationships, dating, and marriage is always on most every teenager’s mind. They are in search for a great love story to inspire them. They need a clear, real, and biblical example of a romantic relationship before marriage. That’s the book of Ruth!
I see 7 helpful hints (truths) regarding a pre-marriage relationship in Ruth 1 – 2. Continue reading