Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? by Gary L. ThomasSacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? by Gary L. Thomas

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

byGary L. Thomas

Paperback | August 4, 2015

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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 read without losing the depth that so many readers 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.

Gary Thomas is a writer-in-residence who also serves on the teaching team at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and the author of eighteen books, including the bestselling Sacred Marriage, that have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into a dozen languages. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married ...
Title:Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.63 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310337372

ISBN - 13:9780310337379


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! I have read through this book several times! The last time with was a group of women, some married some single. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is married or anyone who wants to be married. Gary Thomas talks all about how ultimately marriage isn't just all about making you happy, but it's about making you holy. He reminds me what's important about your marriage and why working so hard for your marriage is worth it.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This book is amazing. The book is based on the idea that the Lord designed marriage not to make you happy but to make you holy. It will challenge and inspire you. I have read a lot of books on marriage and all pale compared to this one.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved! Such a wonderful book. Not only would I recommend it to engaged couples but just general couples with the focus of a God-centered relationship
Date published: 2016-11-16