My Beloved and My Friend

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My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses, 2015 Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year.

A delightful, practical approach to making a marriage that gets better and better from the award-winning authors of Raising Real Men.



When Hal was diagnosed with stage IV cancer a few years ago, it was a huge comfort to us to realize that whatever happened, we had our first book, Raising Real Men, and our boys would have that to tell them what their Daddy thought it meant to be a man. That made us ask, “Well, what else would we want to leave behind for our children?” and we realized we’d want our children to know how to have a wonderful, Christ-centered, best-friend kind of marriage like we were so thankful for – so we began to write My Beloved and My Friend.

As we’ve traveled the country speaking in the last few years, we’ve talked to so many families whose marriages were struggling or broken, even Christian, homeschool families. They needed to know…

How to fight so you both win

Why leaving and cleaving is important for more than just the honeymoon

How to be not just one flesh, but one wallet

How to keep romance in your marriage when you’re exhausted

How to survive and thrive in trials

And lots more!


From the award-winning authors of

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys,

 2011 Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year

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His & Her Special 

An audiobook for him to listen to on the commute and a book for her to read in the bathroom (where it’s at least quiet). You can read it at the same time!

Make your marriage even better!

We can’t wait to hear what you think! Hal and Melanie SugarLoaf Web (c)2009

Hal & Melanie Young



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3 reviews for My Beloved and My Friend

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Gudzinas

    Excellent,down to earth, marriage encouragement. I went through and read several sections again! I highly recommend this book.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great book. We’ve given three away to both engaged and newly married couples. It makes a wonderful gift.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy Teague (verified owner)

    Hal and Melanie have a comfortable way of writing, as if we’re all sitting together in the living room, talking over a cup of tea or coffee. They write from a Biblical and thoughtful perspective, as they offer practical advice and encouragement on marriage. While this is an excellent engagement/wedding gift, it is a great read for all married couples regardless of how long they’ve been married.

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