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Sacred Marriage Audiobook

Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

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Publisher's Summary

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'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 listen without losing the depth that so many listeners 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.

©2016 Gary Thomas (P)2016 Zondervan

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    "A permanent part of my library"

    I've read many of the comments prior to purchasing this audiobook and chose to purchase it. I listened 4 time already and while going through it myself, I found was the information was timeless, relevant and applicable in very practical terms in order to navigate the journey of marriage.

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    Amazon Customer 07-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved listening to this book!!"

    Great content, love the voice, the style, upbeat and a pleasure to listen to! Will definitely purchase more books by this author!

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    Amazon Customer 07-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book"

    Very thought provoking book. It should be in every married couples home. It was a blessing and I will read and listen again.

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    "marriage must.l read"

    Must read ,have to apply . if you allow the love in this book change your marriage to change you great things are on their way for your relationship.

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    Nicole surprise, AZ, United States 07-13-17
    Nicole surprise, AZ, United States 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful, interesting inspiring"

    The author uses historical tid bits and biblical passages to contextualize his message in a way that is gripping. I couldn't stop listening to it. I was left wanting more.

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    Amber Golay 06-15-17
    Amber Golay 06-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "humbling experience, this is what's really about"

    this was a great book with a fresh take on marriage. a humbling experience as you read/listen through it. I'm only dating, and I think the key points in this book has better equipped for my relationship, and prepared me for a holy marriage, rather than a self pleasing marriage.

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    Amazon Customer 05-31-17
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    "What a change in perspective "

    This is an outstanding tool to change the perspective of marriage & affirm God's goals for our life long relationship. This is both redemptive for new couples & seasoned ones.

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    Matthew Seattle, WA 05-23-17
    Matthew Seattle, WA 05-23-17

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    "Only okay."

    I don't dispute much of what the author has to say, but it was drudgery to listen to. I rarely felt inspired, mostly being preached at. The one really good section was the section about some notable historical couples with difficult marriages but where they experienced redemption.

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    Kindle Customer Long Beach, Ca United States 05-18-17
    Kindle Customer Long Beach, Ca United States 05-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not just for the married couples"

    It is important for us to begin to look at marriage from God's perspective. Marriage is to make us holy. I believe that there need to be more groups for singles so that the preparation and maturing can begin long before the engagement and subsequent vows being exchanged. There would be fewer marriages with fantasy expectations and but fewer divorces for "irreconcilable differences".

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    "I loved the book"

    I love the book thought iit was very insightful I will differently recommend the book to people

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    "Not only Happy but HOLY."

    i found this book a revelation. deep powerful and life changing. My husband listened too and was deeply impacted. bought hardcopy for friends and bought journal too. enjoyed his book on bringing up kids as well.

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