Sacred Marriage invites you to view your marriage in a new and different light - as a spiritual discipline, a means whereby you can come to know God more fully and intimately. Gary Thomas writes, "The ultimate purpose of this book is not to make you love your spouse more - although I think that will happen along the way. It's to equip you to love your God more and to help you reflect the character of his Son more precisely."
Historically, the "deeper walk" has been considered the province of the celibate, of saints and ascetics, monks and nuns. But the Bible, in depicting God's passionate, holy relationship with his people, is filled with images of the bridegroom and the bride and of a husband with his wife. Everything about your marriage - everything - is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ's character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of love-making; the history you and your mate build with one another - in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God's overarching purpose.
Sacred Marriage 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.
©2000 Gary Thomas; (P)2008 Zondervan
I Enjoyed this book! It gives tools & details of how to have a good marriage & if one already has a good marriage this book will enhance one's marriage & individuality.
Fascinating.... I never looked at marriage this way. If we all did there would be fewer divorces. Should be required reading for couples!
Will be listening again and again and buying the print version so I can highlight important things to remember to do and journal in the book. Pretty high standards to uphold, but if you don't try to reach those then you're just lowering your standards and what kind of life and attitude is that?!
The information provided is very helpful for thinking about your marriage. It is definitely a book that needs to be listened to more than once to remind yourself about the stuff you keep forgetting to do for your spouse.
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