From Zondervan in 2003, this 222-page book sold for .99 (trade cover).101 Great Dates by David and Diane Coleman.
“In-Lawfully Yours” is an off-beat but funny romantic comedy about a young woman named Jesse (Chelsey Crisp), who influences the widower-pastor of Bethel Cove after she is divorced from her cheating husband, Chaz.
She moves in with her ex-mother-in-law, Naomi (Marilu Henner), and meets Naomi’s ex son-in-law, who was married to her daughter until her daughter passed away.
Instead, it explores all the milestones that “Rumspringa” skips over and more, showing every regular not just making changes and achieving goals but also articulating the complexities and challenges of those changes for themselves and each other. One of the strongest element of this silly, shamelessly sentimental plot is how little pretense there is to it.
In the episode’s smallest story, but the one that forecasts the biggest change, Cece’s packing up for the big move to Jaipur-Aviv, and Winston’s helping her… When they drop packing in response to the news that Furguson’s been catting around on Winston with neighbor Gil (Mary Holland), it makes perfect sense.
Her son-in-law, Ben (Joe Williamson), a pastor, becomes enchanted with Jesse, who is upfront, eccentric, and funny.
She is also curious about God and interrupts Pastor Ben’s sermons to ask questions about God and the Bible.My FI went to the Christian book store today to look for some good devotional books for us to start. We've been getting really busy lately and would like to find time to get closer to God and to each other as it seems we are drifting farther and farther with all of the daily stresses. Sex: Couple kisses; woman kisses man briefly on neck; a woman catches her husband in bed with another woman in a hotel, but the scene is not graphic and not condoned, and they divorce and she finds God; man ogles woman; a pastor buys a movie ticket for a woman who jokingly says, "Don't think I'm sleeping with you because you bought me a movie ticket."'Other: Death and grief; tension between characters; an angry waitress puts cream, still in its package, in a woman's coffee and later puts spices in it, but she eventually apologizes.; a pastor whose wife died despite his prayers says he doesn't ask for anything for himself anymore but does pray for others; a man tries to cause problems for a pastor and claims that he is still married to the woman the pastor is dating, but really she signed the divorce papers; a woman looks at statue of Jesus in church and asks what He has against her, but later she states, "With God, I'm never alone.I know that now."' In-Lawfully Yours is a romantic comedy about Jesse (30), a fun-loving New York City girl, who, after her husband Chaz cheats on and divorces her, still graciously helps her recently widowed mother-in-law, Naomi, pack up her home in small-town Bethel Cove. These 10 commandments, if kept, will The 10 chapters (Commandments) are: Thou Shalt get a Life, Thou Shalt Use your Brain, Thou Shalt be Equally Yoked, Thou Shalt Take it Slow, Thou Shalt Set Clear Boundaries, Thou Shalt Save Sex for Later, Thou Shalt Not Play House, Thou Shalt Fight Fairly, Thou Shalt Not Ignore Warning Signs, and Thou Shalt Choose Wisely.10 Great Dates Before You Say "I Do" by David & Claudia Arp and Curt & Natelle Brown.