I am reading through Captivating (see side bar) in preparation for my God Girl study. There have been times as I have been reading when my eyes would tear up because of what I was reading. There are 2 real reasons. 1) I can see in the girls that are in my life the struggle that they face and the attacks that have been made on their beauty and on the image of God that they bear and 2) I can see all of the damage that I have caused over the years using girls to meet my own needs and never thinking about the needs of their hearts.
If you are a guy and you have read any of Eldredge’s books and you haven’t read this one then you are doing the women in your life a disservice. (If you haven’t read any of his books then go back to the Sacred Romance and start there.) I know it has opened my eyes again to Meredith reawakened me to the deep mysteries of her heart.