Excerpt from Chapter 1 of “Power Up for the God Challenge: The Battle to Receive Your Real Man”

Published September 3, 2017
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We begin with a couple I previously counseled, Nancy and Keith.3 I will refer to them throughout the book because of their relational dynamics and the insight offered by their relationship.

Keith had the smoothest silver tongue Nancy had ever encountered. He could talk his way into getting whatever he wanted and could get out of any situation. He charmed his way into her life with tall tales of commitment and security. He knew who he was and what he wanted to do with his life, and he was working his plan to ensure that his future would be bright and he would be successful (based on the world’s definition of success). He painted a beautiful picture of them together in the future. He was motivated and action-oriented. He was contrary to the guys she had dated in the past. Keith was much younger than her (eight years), was not financially affluent, and was not as intellectually stimulating as the men she normally dated, but he had street smarts and intrigued Nancy. She wanted to find out more about him and was encouraged to do so by a dear friend of hers because he was different and different can be great!

3 All names and some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.