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The Ludys contest the definition of "true love" as an emotion; instead, they define "true love" as the choice to commit to another person no matter what happens.
Eric writes that "there are two ways each of us can approach life: spending our days meeting our needs or looking for ways to meet others' needs.
Still, Ulysses, hearing the Sirens' song the entire time, is tortured by its beauty and his inability to get to the song's source.
Eric follows this story with a retelling of the story of Orpheus's encounter with the Sirens.
In this story, Ulysses orders all his men to fill their ears with beeswax and then tie him to the mast; the ship therefore sails through the area unharmed.
The Ludys argue that one's love life should be both guided by and subordinate to one's relationship with God.
Leslie writes that God offers new beginnings to formerly unchaste or sexually abused individuals.
In this story, Orpheus's solution is to play a "sweeter song" than that of the Sirens; his ship also passes unharmed, his men so entranced by his song that they do not notice the Sirens.
Eric then argues from analogy that, normally, those who force themselves to resist premarital sexual and romantic temptations are likely to find the process torturous (like Ulysses), while those who listen to the plans God has for them find waiting for marriage much easier (as it was for Orpheus's crew).
Other American Christian authors, such as Mark Matlock and Jason Evert, wrote highly of When God Writes Your Love Story.