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Sacred Marriage: Celebrating Marriage as a Spiritual Discipline Hardcover – February 1, 2000
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There is a pathway to richness in marriage outside the traditional marriage enrichment approach. Many excellent books have been written that tell how to build a better marriage; Sacred Marriage, on the other hand, shows how marriage can contribute to a better spiritual life. Blending quotes from Christian classics and true-life anecdotes from his seminars, author and speaker Gary Thomas helps readers reframe their concept of marriage. While marriage may not be the only tool that can help people draw closer to God, it is a powerful one. It reveals our character--who we really are--and trains us to become who we want to be. The marital relationship offers a context for lasting and significant spiritual growth; it provides fertile ground for cultivating humility, perseverance, charity, forgiveness, confession, prayer, non-judgmentalism, and more. Sacred Marriage is not about marriage-transformation, or spouse-transformation, but about self-transformation. It is not about loving one's mate better, although that will be an inevitable outcome. Rather, this book is written to help the reader love God more and reflect the character of his Son at an ever-deepening level--not because any marriage is ever perfect, but because it helps husbands and wives discover and revel in their relationship with God.
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Gary Thomas is a writer and the founder and director of the Center for Evangelical Spirituality, a ministry that integrates Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics. He has written several books, including Sacred Pathways, chosen by World Magazine as one of the top ten books of 1996. He and his wife live in Bellingham, WA, and have three children
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EVEN IF YOUR SPOUSE IS NOT OPEN TO READING OR TO MAKING CHANGES, YOUR MARRIAGE CAN STILL BENEFIT FROM THIS BOOK IF YOU READ AND APPLY WHAT YOU READ. There is hope!