The Marriage Builder: Creating True Oneness To Transform Your Marriage by Larry CrabbThe Marriage Builder: Creating True Oneness To Transform Your Marriage by Larry Crabb

The Marriage Builder: Creating True Oneness To Transform Your Marriage

byLarry Crabb

Paperback | May 11, 2013

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Bestselling author Larry Crabb cuts to the heart of the biblical view of marriage: the "one-flesh" relationship. He argues convincingly that the deepest needs of human personality—security and significance—ultimately cannot be satisfied by a marriage partner. We need to turn to the Lord, rather than our spouse, to satisfy our needs. This frees both partners for "soul oneness," a commitment to minister to our spouse's needs rather than manipulating them to meet our own needs. With "soul oneness" comes renewed "body oneness," where couples enjoy sexual pleasure as an expression and outgrowth of a personal relationship.


The Marriage Builder also identifies three building blocks essential to constructing marriage: the grace of God, true marriage commitment, and acceptance of one's mate. Discussion questions are included to aid couples who want to dig into it and apply the principles to their own lives and marriages. The Marriage Builder is for anyone who longs to transform marriage from trial to triumph.

Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminary speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and Visiting Professor of Spiritual Formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and...
Title:The Marriage Builder: Creating True Oneness To Transform Your MarriageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.63 × 0.63 inPublished:May 11, 2013Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310336872

ISBN - 13:9780310336877


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disarming The Landmines In Your Marriage On a recent trip to Israel, deep in the bowels of the Golan Heights, I saw countless signs posted on barbed wire fences warning trespassers of buried landmines beyond. (Sure beats an alarm company sticker on a window, I thought). Only the foolish would ignore such blatant warning signs. In Dr. Gary Chapman?s latest book, The Marriage You?ve Always Wanted, he does the same by clearly pointing out the most common landmines in marriage. Moreover, Chapman proposes some homework for couples to disarm such marital landmines. Like his earlier best-seller, The 5 Love Languages, this brief book is an easy read. As a pastor for 25 years, I am seriously considering adding this book to my premarital counseling reading list. For starters, however, I will plan on recommending it to married couples in danger. Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-08-01