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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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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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    Samuel 08-21-16
    Samuel 08-21-16 Member Since 2013
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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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    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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    04-22-17
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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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    Christine 03-29-17
    Christine 03-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    This is one of the best book I read about marriage from a Christian view.

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    Amazon Customer 03-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "God's words to us"

    love it! One of many books I will keep in my heart with my wife.

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    jennifer 02-25-17
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    "Best marriage book"

    Since I got married more than a year ago, I've been reading a lot of books on marriage. This is the best book yet. My husband and I both listened to it via Audible and learned so much. I could tell a difference too in my husband in the way he talked to me and treated me after he finished the book.

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    Jim 01-16-17
    Jim 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    Audiobook review: It is nice when authors narrate their own work, and this author does a very nice job. The central idea here, listed on the front of the book, cannot be overstated. The author clearly explains and illustrates the idea in the first half of the book, and once that is done the book trails off into "typical marriage book" themes (in my opinion). Totally worth the read/listen for the first half, though.

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    Amazon Customer 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read"

    This book was so beneficial in my journey with God and my engagement. I think it's a must read for any person who is wanting to get closer to God within their relationship. Thank you Gary for God blessing you with the wisdom and delivery to make this book happen. I am truly grateful for being able to read this and will recommend it to others. Stay blessed :)

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    Recipe Weakness 09-11-16
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    "This is one of the best books on marriage."

    I have read hundreds of books on marriage over the past 27 years - this is one of the best, if not the best! I very strongly recommend this to every married couple....happy or not happy....this is what everyone needs! I have had a really good marriage for 27 years. now I am working on making it a great one with this book. Am going to ask my husband to listen to it with me now.

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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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