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Reflecting on 40 years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons. Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part", there was never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times.

Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display."

This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

©2009 John Piper (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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Married or a counselor

Everyone thinking of marriage, married or counsel the married to get this book. It's the mystery of marriage revealed to His followers. Also those who are followers of Christ but have divorce on the table or as an option (no matter how far in the back of their mind) should hear John Piper out first. Give him the chance to take you on a biblical view tour of marriage.

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Highly recommend

Whether you were married or single or engaged, this book helps to explain the purpose of marriage based on Scripture. As a married person, it encouraged me to continue to let my marriage glorify the Lord.

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Great Book!

This book has so many truths. Piper makes many good points on how couples relate. Everything he says he backs up with the bible. If you are married or thinking of getting married, read this book.

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A dangerous book in a fallen society.

What a wonderful book! Thanks to John Piper for his faith and the courage to express a belief so universally ridiculed in our society. I have struggled through 7 years of sin laden marriage, knowing by faith that I was called to persevere but not knowing exactly why or how to share my testimony. Within 10 minutes of starting this book I had my answers.

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good to listen to together

will at least add valuable knowledge into your relationship. hopefully it will be a blessing to you

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An expression of truths that reinforces the Gospel and calls readers to a more faithful portrayal therein.

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Very well put together and arranged!

Thank you Pastor John for such detailed and well-ordered content. May God continue to bless you and your marriage. This book has been a blessing!

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A Must

I want to read this every year for the rest of my life-it's what every one married ir single should read at least once!

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Great book for singles and married

Piper does an amazing job of making it clear the purpose of marriage. Outstanding book for all!

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the progress that marriages would have

hey very clear and somewhat difficult interpretation of God's intention for marriage and the roles the husband and the wife are actually supposed to be

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