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. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if Godas primary intent for your marriage isnat to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isnat as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? Everything about your marriage--everything--is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christas character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of lovemaking; the history you and your spouse build with one another--in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of Godas 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.What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? ... as reasonably patient and charitableathat is, until I got married and discovered how passionately annoyed I can become at pulling out empty ice cube trays.
|Author||:||Gary L. Thomas|
|Publisher||:||Zondervan - 2008-09-09|