• Love Like You Mean It

Love Like You Mean It

The Heart of a Marriage that Honors God

Every year, millions of men and women stand before friends and family to pledge their lifelong love to each other. Do they know what they’re getting into?

Unfortunately, many people have a shallow, superficial idea of what marriage is. As a result, many marriages don’t last, and many more married couples are trudging along looking for something more.

Love Like You Mean It gives husbands and wives a biblical understanding of what real love looks like in marriage by unpacking the ten attributes of genuine love listed in 1 Corinthians 13. Bob Lepine, marriage and family expert and host of the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today, helps husbands and wives discover that it’s not primarily emotions that define marital love, but actions and decisions that fuel emotions and cause marital love to grow.

Every person who is married, would like to be married one day, or wants to understand more about the biblical vision of marriage will find what they’re looking for as they dive deep into Love Like You Mean It.


  • isbn: 9781535996730
  • status: Not Yet Published
  • season: Summer 2020
  • publish date: 07/07/2020
  • pages: 240
  • carton quantity: 36
  • weight: 0.56
  • trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.53
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what are people saying

  • Love is the most important word in the English language—and the most confusing word. We use the word love in a thousand ways. However, if you are interested in the kind of love that enhances relationships and endures, Love Like You Mean It is for you.

    Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages

  • Today, the word love is the headliner on every daytime talk show and magazine cover on the check-out stand. And sadly, Christian couples can’t help but be influenced by such constant culture-speak. You see it in how edgy and uneasy we are within our relationships. Do we even recall what love looks like, sounds like, and how it acts itself out in marriage? My good friend Bob Lepine is the best guide I know for giving seasoned, practical advice in this matter—he has connected with thousands of couples over the years and has seen it all, as they say. Plus, Bob is so downright practical, you can’t wait to apply his insights, especially when it comes to showing love! So, carve out time with this remarkable book, turn the page, and learn to Love Like You Mean It. It’s that life-changing!

    Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

  • Our friend, Bob Lepine, knocks it out of the park with his new book, Love Like You Mean It. Bob takes readers on an in depth journey through the “love chapter,” 1 Corinthians 13. He unpacks the truth of genuine love given in the words of Scripture and brings to light how each one of us can move forward in becoming more like Christ in our love-life. Written for married and engaged couples, this book also speaks to singles as Bob digs down to explore what characteristics are evidence of true agape love. Thanks, Bob!

    Alex and Stephen Kendrick, filmmakers, War Room and Overcomer

  • So we think we know what love is when we first marry . . . then after 12 months or 12,000 miles in our marriage journey we know that what we thought was love, isn’t! If you are looking for the real thing, my friend and colleague Bob Lepine, aka “Dr. Love,” will be a gentle and fun-loving tutor as he introduces you to love Himself. This is the ultimate how-to book where you can express and experience true love. Buckle up and tighten your seat belt, Dr. Love is going to take you on the ride of your life—and I can promise you this is the real thing!

    Dr. Dennis Rainey, cofounder of FamilyLife and

  • Avoiding sentimental clichés, my friend Bob Lepine provides biblical, sensible, practical help in learning what love means.

    Alistair Begg, senior pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

  • Grounded in the Scriptures and written by someone who not only has helped tens of thousands of couples but also practices what he preaches, Love Like You Mean It is a treasure. This wonderful, timely book reaches past the shallow, superficial definitions and descriptions of love and points us to the foundation of an enduring marriage—an intentional, willful love. Thanks, Bob, for this very helpful book!

    Dr. Crawford W. Loritts Jr., author, speaker, radio host, and senior pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia

  • Sitting in the radio studio each day with Bob Lepine, we know that we will always get at least two things—solid biblical content and a smile. He is always grounded in the Word and brings joy into every room. This book is no different. Married couples are longing to discover what true love looks like, and Bob delivers from God’s Word. As you read you will be smiling because he also brings joy on every page. Enjoy and watch Jesus transform your marriage as you live out these truths.

    Dave and Ann Wilson, hosts, FamilyLife Today and authors of Vertical Marriage