Dr. Jack J. Dinsbeer, Pastor Emeritus University Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fl
I have performed literally hundreds of weddings during my forty-six and one half year ministry as a pastor. I have long since retired from the pastorate; but how I wish that this book had been available years ago. I would have made it mandatory reading for all couples contemplating marriage.
Kris Swiatocho, The Singles Network Ministries, Raleigh, NC – www.TheSinglesNetwork.org
Whether you are a young adult, single, single again or even married, this book is for you. Nate will challenge and encourage you as you discover what it takes to find the right mate and keep them.
Cindy Sproles, Editor, Christian Devotions
Matched 4 Marriage – Meant 4 Life is a true work of godly guidance. Nate Stevens has written solid Biblical truths in the work, determination, and joy of the marriage relationship. Marriage is not easy and the absence of truth in the world today leads couples to assume this binding relationship is an “easy in” at the wedding and an “easier out” at the first sight of conflict. Well written and undergirded with solid Christian principles, as well as good sense, Nate Stevens offers a great study and superb spiritual guidance into the relationship God deems as holy.
E. S. Pinner, Bank CEO, Central FL
Geese mate for life! Yet, as God’s greatest creation, man struggles with the mystery to find and keep a life mate. Nate, in his colloquial and realistic style, uses proven life experiences (both good and bad) as a genuine road map to finding a spouse that is perfect for you. A powerful message put into small capsules for quicker digestion – written in a style where today’s fast paced life allows the reader time to absorb and enjoy.
Freddy Johnson, Lead Pastor, North Point Community Church – www.northpointcolumbia.com
A must read for every single who desires to be married. A good read for married couples who need to be reminded of why they got married in the first place.
Darlene C., Rock Hill, SC
As a divorced single adult, I was very intrigued by Nate’s new book. It brought truth and understanding in a very real message. As I read, there were times I could see my failed past relationship detailed in his words and times that I laughed out loud at the thoughts that were so real to me. This book’s honesty can save a lot of heartache for young adults and even teenagers as they embrace future relationships. I truly appreciate a man who speaks from his heart and listens to God’s instructions! Matched 4 Marriage – Meant 4 Life is full of encouragement and will challenge singles to find the right mate and keep them for life!
Dennis Franck, Singles Minister – www.franckinsights.com
Nate has obviously put much time, thought, research and prayer into this project, and it shows. I think there are great insights to be gained, and very practical questions and suggestions are offered to help the reader think through his/her personal situation and/or relationship. Nate’s approach to healthy relationships is a holistic one, and thus, is a healthy one in my opinion. It is not a super-spiritual approach that implies “only trusting God more,” or having more faith for problematic issues. Rather, the book gives pragmatic guidelines for improving one’s relational life.
Yvonne Rosbottom, Relationship Specialist – Great Expectations-Charlotte – www.greatexpectations.com
In my career as a Relationship Specialist, I’ve listened and observed many singles who are seeking a fulfilling relationship. Everyone is looking and longing for a secure, romantic, loving and responsible partner with whom they can share this journey of life – yet very few truly understand what that really involves. There are specific aspects that play an intricate part in a successful and enjoyable partnership. However, many people have never been appropriately educated when it comes to a selfless, secure and loving relationship. Therefore, we are left to learn from our mistakes or sometimes we never learn enough to enter into a great partnership. I recommend an excellent read for singles seeking to solve the mystery of a great relationship. Nate Stevens is a man who truly understands the meaning of a loving relationship. He will challenge and encourage you as you discover what it takes to find the right mate and keep them. I’ve read most books concerning relationships and must say that this is truly the best!
Rafael Juarez III – Elder, Spirit Life Christian Center – www.spiritlifecc.com
My wife and I have done a lot of marriage counseling and I’ve read and used Dr G. Smalley’s materials, Bob Yandian, Gary Chapman, and others. I must say, “Matched 4 Marriage – Meant 4 Life” approaches relationships from a unique perspective and is filled with God’s wisdom for young men and women seeking God ordained relationship. Nate’s book breaks down the 4 aspects of an individual’s life like a college professor would teach about the anatomy of the human body. I’ve been very impressed with the content of knowledge and the manner in which it is presented–so much so that more than any other book on relationships, I’m recommending this book be used as mandatory instructional material for one-on-one marriage counseling in our church. The Church really needs this knowledge and in particular our young people. Be gloriously blessed, Nate, for your labor of love for the Body of Christ is no small thing.
Cynthia R. Heath – MS, MBA, OTR/L (Hope Church Singles Community Caring/Prayer Leader) HSC
I highly recommend this book! It is a must have for any person. Nate Stevens is an approachable guy, who is passionate about God. I know his book and his philosophy changed my perspective and I am a better person because of it.
Stephanie Wilkins – www.nomorebandaids.org
I think “Matched 4 Marriage – Meant 4 Life” is like preventative health care. If you follow Christ’s teachings in Nate’s book, you will prevent a lot of difficulties in your life. It’s a book I would definitely buy for my son or my daughter.