Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?Gary L. Thomas
Happy is good. Holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’... Read More
Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?
Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages.
Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more.
The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued.
Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 28, 2015
- UPC: 9780310337379
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 272
- Publish Date: Aug 4, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012050"
- ISBN: 0310337372
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- Finally got to read this classic on marriage, two thumbs to this work. by Rick on 12/1/2015
The revised and updated book of what has become a major resource for the big topic of marriage is one that points to what marriage was intended to be. From my view on this book I believe Gary isn’t here to have both spouses pointing the finger at each other with their problems but towards building their own walks with God. We live in a society that has made a marriage a joke and that is why it’s so confusing in understanding and why marrying the one we love and want to be with. In the first chapter directly Gary writes “The ultimate purpose of this book is not to make you love your spouse more; it’s to equip you to love your God more.” Becoming more like who God created us to be is but as a married couple is what I find that Gary is trying to get across. Some things I may not see eye to eye on including the examples used but this is a for sure recommendation.