Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy
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Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 (inches)
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Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Pure Pleasure, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith.
Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if Gods primary intent for your marriage isnt to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isnt 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 Christs 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 Gods 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.
Maria5 Stars Out Of 5Timeless Relationship LessonsAugust 26, 2014MariaI had read so many good reviews about Gary Thomas' teaching and so I ordered this book (several of them) to give as Wedding gifts to friends. I also kept one for myself, read it and found myself nodding in agreement with Gary's timeless message of Holiness over happiness. The idea extrapolated in the book extends itself to all kinds of relationships, not just marital ones (since I am not married). Gary delivers a lesson steeped in Scripture that invites us all to see beyond the ephemeral pleasures of the moment! Thank you!
Deborah Lopes5 Stars Out Of 5Great bookJanuary 10, 2014Deborah LopesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you are serious about serving the Lord with your life and in your marriage this is a must read book!
disi82Ottawa, On CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5every married person should read this bookJanuary 3, 2014disi82Ottawa, On CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Every married person should read this book and there is nothing standing in one's way with the great price on Christianbook.com. Thank you for this deal, CB. We were able to buy extra copies to give away.
Graham CudlippPrescott, OntarioAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Fabulous resource to help all marriagesNovember 22, 2013Graham CudlippPrescott, OntarioAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book entered into our life when we needed some spiritual guidance after 45 years of wonderful marriage.
We found that there is still so much to learn.
We have given a book to our daughter and son-in-law as well as our priest.
Graham & Vivienne.
RobbieRockport, MAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5November 20, 2013RobbieRockport, MAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Book compares the discipline needed for a good marriage with the discipline needed to be a good Christian, i.e. serving, forgiving, selfless acts, being available, etc
Q: What about divorce? I appreciate the comments on how this book may strengthen marriages and how people should read this before they marry, but what about those who are contemplating divorce? Will this book help those who are struggling with extremely challenging marriages? I'm looking for something to help a marriage support group at our church. Thank you for any insight.
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