Description : A Transformational Picture of Marriage God created marriage as a beautiful work of art that reflects his glory to the world. But our culture has undervalued and misunderstood it, causing it to lose some of its luster. Like recent restoration projects on the Sistine Chapel and the Mona Lisa, it is time to return marriage to its former glory, and the only way to do that is to take a closer look at what the artist had in mind all along. In this newly revised and expanded book, Al Janssen takes a fresh look at the exquisite design God has for marriage and brings to light the reasons this union was intended to last a lifetime. The chapters weave real-life stories with great teaching and biblical narratives in order to paint a complete picture of all that marriage can be. Readers will examine elements such as passion, adventure, and commitment that come together to make up the colors of God's design. They will also discover new ways to reflect God's love within marriage--revealing his plan for men and women from the moment he created us.
Description : This book on marriage aims to guide you to discover or rediscover the love you have for each other. It is the unconditional love we seek in our own relationship. L. Garcia Muro's message to all, “I love sharing God's words; He is my savior, teacher, healer, and protec-tor. I live for God and each day I pray for God to continue to bless my marriage. I wrote this book to share God's words, it doesn’t matter if you have been married one year or 30 years, reading God’s words will only enhance the love you share for one another”.
Description : Probably no other dimension of human experience has been pondered, discussed, debated, analyzed, and dreamed about more than the nature of true love. Love is everywhere—in songs and in books, on televisions and on movie screens. Yet, for all of our thinking and talking, how many of us truly understand love and where can we turn for genuine insight in matters of true love? In The Purpose and Power of Love & Marriage, Dr. Myles Munroe provides the answers to questions surrounding the true nature of love as he also exposes the false images created in our culture. Throughout this book he eloquently illuminates the many facets of love while at the same time tackling the really tough subjects of separation and divorce. This book is sure to become a classic that will last for a lifetime and beyond as it responds gently and practically to those seeking to resolve the challenges of human relationships.
Description : New from bestselling authors Jim and Elizabeth George! Jim and Elizabeth come together to share from 40-plus years of marital wisdom and experiences to help couples grow closer to each other and to God. Husbands and wives will discover how they can enrich their marriages by looking at the lives of key couples in the Bible. As they observe the strengths and weaknesses of couples like Abraham and Sarah, Boaz and Ruth, Joseph and Mary, and others, they will... learn the essentials necessary for enjoying an exciting life together develop better ways to communicate and make solid decisions realize the need to draw upon God for unity and strength in hard times An outstanding resource that will lead husbands and wives to enjoy a richer and deeper union!
Description : Not everyone will marry or should, but virtually all single adults think about marriage. And all make decisions that either maintain their singleness or attempt to change it. This book, by the authors of the groundbreaking Decision Making and the Will of God, offers an in-depth tutorial to help singles apply biblical principles to the critical choices they confront: Do I want to get married? Are there good reasons to remain single? What sort of person should I consider as a potential spouse? How do I look for a mate? What should I do if no spouse shows up? What is God's role in the decision-making process? This comprehensive volume will equip readers to make wise choices about marriage according to the will of God. It's also an invaluable resource for parents, counselors, and pastors.
Description : As I walked down the aisle, I had all sorts of ideas about marriage. Like many, I created a perfect picture of married life that was a fairy tale. I had to renew my mind to God's picture of marriage, not mine. Becoming Wives Who Please God is a journey from inward focus to outward love, from what is wrong to what is right, from the few annoyances To The many blessing, from cool coexistence to warm intimacy. By drawing closer to God, we learn how to love, encourage, respect, forgive... A growing and healthy marriage doesn't come from pleasing yourself; it comes from pleasing God.
Description : God is the divine matchmaker, and this is His plan for you. Marriage is God's sacred creation, a beautiful gift for His children. But too often we fail to leave the choice or the timing to Him. In this revised and expanded edition of his bestselling book, well-known Bible teacher Derek Prince and his wife, Ruth, reveal God's true plan for you and your future spouse. In addition to sharing their own real-life love story, Derek lays out seven biblical steps to finding your mate. He will also help you answer tough questions, such as · How can I know if it is God's will for me to marry? · How can I prepare myself for marriage? · How can I find the mate God has appointed for me? · What is God's plan for remarriage? Full of inspiring testimonies from people who found their perfect matches by following these principles, God Is a Matchmaker also offers special counsel and material for parents, pastors, counselors, teachers and youth ministers involved with those preparing for this exciting time of life. When you discover God's pattern for marriage, you will experience His perfect gift: a match truly made in heaven.
Description : It can be tempting, for couples who are engaged, to focus on planning their wedding day and ignore preparations for the lifetime commitment that begins after the cake is cut. Now, with this revised and updated edition of Preparing for Marriage from FamilyLife, couples can do both! Created by one of America’s leading marriage and family ministries, this dynamic program is designed to help Christian couples lay the foundation for a strong, lasting and biblical marriage. Preparing for Marriage includes eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help couples identify areas for growth in their relationship and start them off on the right foot before they walk down the aisle. Couples will learn how to discern God’s will for their relationship, to handle finances and plans for the future, to clarify their roles and responsibilities, to develop a loving sexual relationship, to deal with family histories and past issues, and much more!