John Piper is one of my favorite authors. He also is the senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, but I already have a favorite preacher.
John Piper is the author of numerous books, one of my favorites is This Momentary Marriage-Parable of Permanence.
"A christian woman does not put her hope in her husband, or in getting a husband. She does not put her hope in her looks or her intelligence or her creativity. She puts her hope in the promises of God. She is described in Proverbs 31:25: Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She laughs at everything the future could bring because she hopes in God."
Do I know my Bible? Am I convinced that my sovereign God will always be with me and help me no matter what? Where do you put your hope? (p.97)