Married for God Book

Married for God


  • Author : Christopher Ash
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433550812

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Married for God Excerpt :

A Good Marriage Begins with God. It is our natural tendency to seek personal happiness and satisfaction in marriage. We often give our own needs, wants, and goals first priority. But what is God’s design for our marriages? With clarity and conviction, Christopher Ash turns us away from marriage for ourselves and toward marriage in the service of God. With practical applications for everyday life, Ash shows us God’s purposes and patterns for every part of the marriage relationship. By realigning our hopes, expectations, and goals for marriage according to the Bible, we will discover the deep joy and lasting fulfillment that comes from a God-centered marriage.

Married for God Book

Married for God


  • Author : Christopher Ash
  • Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844747672

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Married for God Excerpt :

It seems rather obvious to look to our Maker for marriage instructions. After all, God invented marriage. Yet by nature we prefer to work it out for ourselves, starting with our own needs, hopes and desires. This book turns our thinking upside down. The author examines the Bible's teaching on marriage, while remaining firmly earthed in the twenty-first-century world where messing up, heartbreak, divorce and sexual chaos are distressingly common. Starting with God's grace applied to our pain and failure, the author centres on God's plan for sex and marriage, one of service.

Married for God Book

Married for God


  • Author : Christopher Ash
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Marriage
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 1844741893

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Not Yet Married Book

Not Yet Married


  • Author : Marshall Segal
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433555480

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Not Yet Married Excerpt :

Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.

The Meaning of Marriage Book
Score: 4.5
From 27 Ratings

The Meaning of Marriage


  • Author : Timothy Keller
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594631870

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The Meaning of Marriage Excerpt :

Describes what marriage should be according to the Bible, arguing that marriage is a tool to bring individuals closer to God, and provides meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage.

Marriage Book

Marriage


  • Author : Christopher Ash
  • Publisher : Regent College Pub
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 1573833398

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Marriage Excerpt :

The way of a man with a maiden was too wonderful for the writer of Proverbs to understand. Preoccupying so many thoughts and dreams, the subject of countless songs, films and fairy tales, the love between a man and a woman has always been a profound and perplexing mystery. And yet we do not live happily ever after. Four out of ten marriages will end in divorce. Couples now choose to live together rather than marry, and those relationships are even less likely to last. People are having fewer children, later, and with a succession of partners. Ironically, just when so much is expected of love, Western societies are witnessing lower levels of public commitment in sexual relationships than ever before. The scale of this change amounts to a revolution, a major historical paradigm shift. The statistics mask a depth of pain that every pastor and counsellor knows only too well. We must face the inevitable questions: if faithfulness is no longer esteemed, why get married at all? What is marriage? What did God intend when he gave us marriage? Christopher Ash argues that our modern idolization of the sexual relationship contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. To begin to rebuild a biblical confidence in marriage, we need to understand that the primary blessing and purpose of marriage is not sexual intimacy, but rather serving God in partnership. This in turn leads to the blessings of love, friendship, children, and order in society, and will help us to rediscover that faithfulness which is the heart of marriage. One of those precious rarities - a major piece of biblical scholarship which addresses an issue in todays headlines directly and warmly. One to own, not to borrow. -- David Field Deeply scholarly, extraordinarily thorough and biblically faithful, as well as courageously fresh in rethinking the role of marriage in Gods intention for human life. -- David Wright Christopher Ash studied at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and then joined the staff at St. Andrew the

Dear God  I Want to Get Married Book

Dear God I Want to Get Married


  • Author : Carolyn Williams-Ellis
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512755794

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Dear God I Want to Get Married Excerpt :

Are you a single person who has been longing to be married? Were you formally married and now find it difficult living without a spouse? Perhaps you are a single parent who has been praying for a godly husband to assist in the rearing of your children. You are not alone. Recent statistics reveal that an unprecedented number of Americans are single and seeking to be married. God has not forgotten you. He hears your prayers and feels your pain. However, it is His desire that you experience a marriage that is guaranteed to last a lifetime. This requires that you prepare for marriage according to His plan and based on His Word. Following Gods plan allows Him to lead you to the spouse that He has ordained for you and only you! His plan guarantees that you can absolutely know who your spouse is! You can become the bride or groom to the one who God has ordained to become your mate for a lifetime.

When Devil Married God Book

When Devil Married God


  • Author : SHELLY SHARMA
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781649839688

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When Devil Married God Excerpt :

Life is a balancing act and opposites do attract: Life and Death; God and Devil; Weak and Strong; Man and Woman; Wrong and Right; Black and White; and Day and Night. The conflict continue… A just and placid world will be a boring one. So, we have the unjust and perturbed one… just to restore balance and make everything equal. However, equality is a cruel word. Ask the pans of a balancing scale; put Adam in one and Eve in the other, and you have a story to tell.

Sacred Marriage Book
Score: 4.5
From 137 Ratings

Sacred Marriage


  • Author : Gary Thomas
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310340669

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Sacred Marriage Excerpt :

What if God designed marriage to make you holy instead of happy? What if your relationship isn't as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? In Sacred Marriage, bestselling author Gary Thomas uncovers the ways that your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and with each other. Join over one million others who have already uncovered Thomas's tips for fostering a sacred marriage. Within the pages of Sacred Marriage, Thomas invites you to see how God can use your relationship with your spouse as a discipline and a motivation to love God more and reflect more of the character of his Son. In addition to life-changing insights from Scripture, church history, and time-tested wisdom from Christian classics, you'll find practical advice and techniques to make your marriage happier by becoming holier husbands and wives. In Sacred Marriage, Thomas will give you all of the tools you need to: Turn marital struggles into spiritual and personal appreciation Love your spouse with a stronger sense of purpose Confront your weaknesses and sin in order to grow your relationship with God and with your spouse Partner in the spiritual growth and character formation of your spouse Transform a tired marriage into a relationship filled with awe and respect Thomas reveals that sacred marriages teach us to love God and others well by fostering a healthy sex life, a strong prayer life, and a rich spiritual life. God uses our marriages to help us grow in character, in prayer, in worship, and in service--we just have to recognize that the purpose of marriage is holiness, not happiness. Each copy also includes thought-provoking discussion questions designed to spark conversation between couples and small groups, allowing you to dive deeper into the lessons that Thomas shares in Sacred Marriage. Join the one million others who have already started on their journey to transforming their relationship with their spouses and with their Creator.

Loveology Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Loveology


  • Author : John Mark Comer
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310337270

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Loveology Excerpt :

In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we’ve been picking up the pieces. Loveology is just that—a theology of love. With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story, pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in male/female relationships—what God intended in the Garden. And about what is wrong—the fallout in a post-Eden world. Loveology starts with marriage and works backward. Comer deals with sexuality, romance, singleness, and what it means to be male and female; ending with a raw, uncut, anything goes Q and A dealing with the most asked questions about sexuality and relationships. This is a book for singles, engaged couples, and the newly married—both inside and outside the church—who want to learn what the Scriptures have to say about sexuality and relationships. For those who are tired of Hollywood’s propaganda, and the church’s silence. And for people who want to ask the why questions and get intelligent, nuanced, grace-and-truth answers, rooted in the Scriptures.

This Momentary Marriage Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

This Momentary Marriage


  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2009-04-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433520594

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This Momentary Marriage Excerpt :

Reflecting on forty 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 has 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. As 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.

Desiring God Book
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings

Desiring God


  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0880708697

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Desiring God Excerpt :

Insightful and heart-warming, this classic book is written for those who seek to know God better. It unfolds life-impacting, biblical truths and has been called a "soul-stirring celebration of the pleasures of knowing God."

God Believes in Love Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

God Believes in Love


  • Author : Gene Robinson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307948090

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From the IX Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church, the first openly gay person elected to the episcopate and the world’s leading religious spokesperson for gay rights and gay marriage—a groundbreaking book that persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage using a commonsense, reasoned, religious argument. Robinson holds the religious text of the Bible to be holy and sacred and the ensuing two millennia of church history to be relevant to the discussion. He is equally familiar with the secular and political debate about gay marriage going on in America today, and is someone for whom same-sex marriage is a personal issue; Robinson was married to a woman for fourteen years and is a father of two children and has been married to a man for the last four years of a twenty-five-year relationship. Robinson has a knack for taking complex and controversial issues and addressing them in plain direct language, without using polemics or ideology, putting forth his argument for gay marriage, and bringing together sacred and secular points of view.

God  Sex  and Your Marriage Book

God Sex and Your Marriage


  • Author : Juli Slattery
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-06-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802474001

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God Sex and Your Marriage Excerpt :

Many Christian books talk about sexual issues within broader works on marriage, but few resources comprehensively and biblically guide couples specifically on sexual intimacy. God, Sex, and Your Marriage challenges the common assumptions couples have about sexuality and presents the richer biblical narrative of sex as a metaphor of God’s covenant love. Dr. Juli Slattery applies that biblical framework to the practical challenges in sexual intimacy. Godly sexuality extends far beyond sexual purity and calls us to sexual integrity. God invites every couple to view their sexual relationship, including their greatest struggles, as an avenue to learn about the nature of His covenant love. It’s God desire to make us more like Himself and sex within marriage is often a powerful training ground for godly character. That desire gives purpose and context to addressing pornography, healing from past wounds, sexual incompatibility, pursuing pleasure together, and forgiveness.

I Married an Atheist    thank God  Book

I Married an Atheist thank God


  • Author : Michele Ketzmerick
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-07-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475933093

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I Married an Atheist thank God Excerpt :

Michele Ketzmerick grew up feeling relieved she was a Catholic who belonged to the “best” religion—the one true faith that purportedly offered the only real way to heaven. As a sometimes rebellious teenager, Michele never strayed far from the dark confessional, knowing she would always be forgiven, no matter how grave the transgression. Yet, after four decades of proud Catholicism, a crisis prompted Michele to embark on an enlightening quest into her faith and beliefs in which she soon discovered more about herself than she ever imagined. When Michele found herself facing the possibility of a life-threatening medical diagnosis, she suddenly realized that, for someone with a supposedly sturdy faith, she was terrified of death, of heaven, and of an uncertain afterlife. As she reveals how she began to question her faith and the tenets of her religion, Michele details how she unexpectedly learned more about peace, compassion, and morality from nonbelievers than she had during her entire life as a theist—and subsequently experienced the consequences of maneuvering in territory once forbidden for people of faith. I Married an Atheist—thank God shares the compelling story of one woman’s transition from long-held Catholicism to the courageous realization that it is okay to live a cherished, respectful, and loving life without religion.