Never has the sacred covenant of marriage been more maligned than it is today.
It can be difficult to know how to respond to a culture that is becoming more and more antagonistic to biblical beliefs about marriage. And this is a topic worth getting right. Marriage was given to us as a picture of the triune God in relationship with his people, which means what we believe about marriage is indissolubly tied to what we believe about God and his creating and saving purposes. Therefore, it is more important now than ever that we think theologically and carefully about what marriage is and how we live faithfully in it.
Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is the much-needed work on marriage for this generation and the next. Rooted in a scriptural understanding of marriage, it thoughtfully engages the issues surrounding marriage being debated today and lays the groundwork for the crucial conversations of our day. Each section contains chapters from trusted theologians as well as experienced practitioners who work with couples daily. Rediscover the beauty of God's design for marriage and be strengthened to stand firm amidst any challenges the world may bring
A healthy and lifelong marriage is the very best foundation to build a family on. Furthermore, if marriage is THAT important, we should work hard to understand its roots, its origin, and its purpose. This book seeks to stretch our thinking and to challenge us in that direction of understanding.
With so many well-respected people contributing to this work, it feels more like a conversation than a textbook. For me, this is a book I will read in small sections then take time to process and ponder all of the deep and meaningful implications that come out of it. I am already a different person because of this book. Now, it is my charge to take this deeper understanding and make my marriage better — so much better that this book's benefits spill over onto every other marriage within my sphere.
Is this book THAT good? I believe it is.