You Need This

“People accuse me of going overboard
in preparing for my first ten million years in eternity.
In my option,
people go overboard in worrying about
their last ten years on earth.”
Francis Chan

If you have followed along my journey for any amount of time, you probably know that I love to read. At the moment, I am currently reading “You and Me Forever” by Lisa & Francis Chan. While technically this glorious little book is about marriage and what a marriage between two Christians should look like, I believe everyone should read it. Singles, engaged, married, or any in-between. To encourage you to pick up this incredible little book, I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes thus far. Get ready- there are A LOT! Trust me, you need this book.

{oh, and as if you needed a better reason to purchase this book– all proceeds go to a village in Africa- learn more here}


“Think of all the awards, promotions, accolades, and accomplishments you would love to receive in your lifetime. Go crazy in imagining it all. And then answer this: Could anything be better than hearing [‘Well done, good and faithful servant’] from Jesus in the first moments of eternity?”

“I am crazy about Lisa, I want her to have a great life. But more than that, I want her to have great eternity. I want get to look back at her life without regret.”

“I love my wife. I love marriage. I love love. They all point to the brilliance of Jesus, who created them all.”

“Christians in America have become experts at conviction- and failure at action.”

“As we get convicted by a message, we should be asking, “What should I do in response to this truth?”

“Why not default to action until you hear a voice from heaven telling you to wait?”

“We criticize the guy who fed too much sugar to starving children rather than critiquing the thousands who fed them nothing.”

“Most people underestimate how terrifying it will be to see God.”

“If we don’t stare at God, we’ll spend our time staring at lesser things. Namely, ourselves.”

“If I could read a manuscript of your prayers over the past month, what would I see as the ‘one thing’ your repeatedly ask for? … Our prayers reveal a lot about us.”

 “Our prayers reveal a lot about us. Our requests show us what we treasure, and our tone reveals our opinion of Him.”

“Our marriage problems are not really marriage problems. They are heart problems. They are God problems. Our lack of intimacy with God causes a void we try to fill with the frailest of substitutes. Like wealth or pleasure. Like fame or respect. Like people. Like marriage.”

“When we actually stare at Him, everything else fades to its proper place.”  

“What do you pray for? What do you meditate on?”

“Many people forget that after the moment of salvation comes a lifetime of sanctification (the process of becoming holy).”

“Does your marriage stand out in this generation?”

“We either shine a light that makes sense as a child of God or we take part in the crookedness and depravity of the world around us.”

“Marriage is one of the most humbling, sanctifying journeys you will ever be a part of.”

Did any specific quotes speak to you?


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  • Reply
    Elise Houston
    December 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Checking it out right now! Thanks for the recommendation, lovely! It sounds awesome!!! :)

    • Reply
      Chloé Arnold
      December 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      You will love it!! So excited for you!! :) xox

  • Reply
    5 on Friday | Much Cheer
    January 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    […] book yet? Francis Chan and his wife wrote it about “marriage in light of eternity.” My bloggy friend (and sister in Christ), Chloe, suggested it. I ordered it (Amazon Prime, you rule) a few hours later. I can’t wait to snuggle up under a […]

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