The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781101548042
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life. Look out for Timothy Keller's latest book, The Songs of Jesus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781444703191
Year 2011-11-24
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In previous books respected New York pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller has looked at such diverse and topical subjects as the existence of God, our need to do justice, the meaning of Jesus' life, and the human temptation to make idols - all through the twin lenses of a biblical framework and an engagement with contemporary culture. In this new book, co-authored with his wife, Kathy, he turns his attention to that most complex of matters: our need for love, and its expression in marriage. Beginning with the biblical narrative, and its pictures of marriage that span the original ideal to the broken to the redemptive, he looks at themes of friendship and commitment; the completion of men and women in each other; singleness, sex and divorce; and ministry and discipleship within the context of marriage. This is a profound and engaging work that will challenge and inspire people in all stages of life - single, newlywed and married.

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9781594631870
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Describes what marriage should be according to the Bible, arguing that marriage is a tool to bring individuals closer to God, and provides meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage.

The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide

The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9780310870036
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean 'til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution. According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In this six-session video-based Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time. Sessions include: Service: Marriage Isn't about You Covenant: Created to Make Promises Roles: Loving through Mutual Submission Singleness: Strengthening the Spiritual Family Sex: The Act of Covenant Renewal Hope: Seeing the Great Horizon Designed for use with The Meaning of Marriage Video Study (sold separately).

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 0310874912
Year 2015-08-18
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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In this six-session video Bible study, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, share a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful.

The Meaning of Marriage in 30 Minutes

The Meaning of Marriage    in 30 Minutes Author
ISBN-10 9781623150891
Year 2013-02-15
Pages
Language en
Publisher Callisto Media Inc
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Did you believe that marriage would be one ongoing romantic love story? Marriage is difficult, but it is also the deepest and most transformative relationship that can exist between two people. The Meaning of Marriage …in 30 minutes is the concise guide to quickly understanding the key elements to increasing the success and happiness of a Christian marriage as outlined in Timothy Keller’s best-selling book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. Embrace the thought-provoking ideas behind The Meaning of Marriage: • Discover the essential elements for building a successful and loving marriage. • Understand how faith and the teachings of Christ can help strengthen a Christian marriage and lead to spiritual growth. • The perfect partner does not exist, and that’s okay. Learn how to overcome everyday obstacles and create realistic expectations within a marriage. In The Meaning of Marriage, best-selling author Timothy Keller uses studies and statistics to upend commonly held views about marriage. He and his wife, Kathy Keller, who contributed to the book, bring insight to such subjects as the transformative power of truth and love combined, making love a choice, and gender roles in a Christian marriage. According to The Meaning of Marriage, no couple is perfectly matched; however, by embracing the teachings of Jesus, couples will have stronger relationships and experience spiritual growth. Modern culture is rife with distorted views of marriage, Keller tells us, including the fantasy that the perfect partner will complete us. However, when it’s entered into with realistic expectation, marriage is a powerful gift and a unique and glorious way to experience God’s love on Earth. The Meaning of Marriage …in 30 minutes Designed for those who desire to enrich their faith and marriage exceeds the time they have available, 30 Minute Spiritual Series enable readers to rapidly understand the essential ideas behind critically acclaimed books. With a condensed format and chapter-by-chapter synopsis that highlights key insights, this summary helps readers easily devote time to growing their faith and marriage.

The Meaning of Marriage in 30 Minutes The Expert Guide to Timothy Keller s Critically Acclaimed Book

The Meaning of Marriage in 30 Minutes   The Expert Guide to Timothy Keller s Critically Acclaimed Book Author The 30 Minute Expert Series
ISBN-10 1623151414
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher
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This book is intended for purchase alongside Timothy Keller's original book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. Is marriage more difficult than you thought? Are you seeking to understand the secrets to a happy and successful marriage? The Meaning of Marriage ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to understanding how to increase the success and happiness of a Christian marriage as outlined in Timothy Keller's best-selling book, The Meaning of Marriage. Presenting the wisdom of Timothy and Kathy Keller, husband and wife of thirty-seven years, The Meaning of Marriage ...in 30 minutes offers: Practical application for how to overcome everyday obstacles and create realistic expectations within a marriage Insight into the different roles men and women have in a Christian marriage Personal stories about marriage and the importance of faith in everything from sex to raising children to everyday chores A synopsis of The Meaning of Marriage, definitions of key terms, and both positive and negative critical reception of the book An overview of why modern culture's idea of a soul mate is wrong and the importance of speaking your partner's love language In The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, best-selling author Timothy Keller uses studies and statistics to upend commonly held views about marriage. He and his wife, Kathy Keller, collaborate to bring insight to such subjects as the secret of marriage, the transformative power of truth and love, sexuality, and gender roles in a Christian marriage. Although modern culture is rife with distorted views of marriage, The Meaning of Marriage posits that when marriage is entered into with realistic expectations, it is a powerful gift and the most unique and glorious way to experience God's love on Earth. About the 30 Minute Expert Series The 30 Minute Expert Series is designed for busy individuals interested in acquiring an in-depth understanding of seminal works. The series offers detailed analyses, critical presentations of key ideas and their application, extensive reading lists for additional information, and contextual understanding of the work of leading authors. Designed as companions to the original works, the 30 Minute Expert Series enables readers to develop expert knowledge of important works ...in 30 minutes.

What Is the Meaning of Sex

What Is the Meaning of Sex Author Denny Burk
ISBN-10 9781433536120
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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Sex. We live in a world that loves it without understanding it. This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society’s evolving views on human sexuality and gender. From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.

This Momentary Marriage

This Momentary Marriage Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781433520594
Year 2009-04-03
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons. Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times. Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display." This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

The Mingling of Souls

The Mingling of Souls Author Matt Chandler
ISBN-10 9780781412827
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher David C Cook
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The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. We need it. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, kiss, or word. And we are inundated with songs, movies, and advice that contradicts God's design for love and intimacy. Matt Chandler helps navigate these issues for both singles and marrieds by revealing the process Solomon himself followed: Attraction, Courtship, Marriage ... even Arguing. The Mingling of Souls will forever change how you view and approach love.

Real Marriage

Real Marriage Author Mark Driscoll
ISBN-10 9781400203840
Year 2013-01-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Most marriage books assume the author did it right. Most marriage books barely mention friendship. Most marriage books use “intimacy” as code for “sex.” This is not one of those books. In Real Marriage, Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, share how they have struggled and how they have found healing through the power of the only reliable source: the Bible. They believe friendship is fundamental to marriage but not easy to maintain. So they offer practical advice on how to make your spouse your best friend – and keep it that way. And they know from experience that sex-related issues need to be addressed directly. Five chapters are dedicated to answering questions like: Should I confess my pre-marital sexual sin to my spouse? Is it okay to have a “work spouse”? What does the Bible say about masturbation and oral sex? Stunningly honest and vulnerable, Real Marriage is like a personal counseling session with a couple you cannot surprise, you cannot shock into silence, who will respond to every question with wisdom, humility, and realism. If you want to have a long-lasting, fulfilling marriage you should read this book. Wrestle with this book. Pray over this book. Share this book. And discover how God can use it to change your life. Endorsements: “If you’re married or plan to be someday, do yourself a favor and read every page of this book.” —DRS. LES & LESLIE PARROTT Founders of RealRelationships.com and authors of Love Talk “Whether engaged, newlywed, or veteran, Real Marriage will serve as an invaluable resource. I highly recommend this book.” —ANDY STANLEY author of The Grace of God and Senior Pastor, North Point Community Church "One of my greatest concerns is that culture is going to continually define and redefine what marriage is and is not, and the church is going to simply sit on the sidelines and react rather than seeking to actually become proactive by confidently teaching what the Bible has to say about it. That is why I am so thankful that Mark and Grace Driscoll wrote this book. Their approach to marriage, its benefits and challenges are transparent and challenging and I honestly believe that every married couple who will work through what they lead us through in this book will not just merely have a marriage that survives in this world but rather thrives in it." — PERRY NOBLE Senior Pastor, NewSpring Church "Our thanks to Mark and Grace Driscoll who have served this generation well by tastefully but boldly addressing the real issues facing real marriages. Taking the unchanging truth of God’s word and sprinkling in is the story of God’s mercy in their own marriage they have filled every chapter with real helpfulness. This book is powerful, biblical, practical and healing for marriages that hurt. My wife and our adult children read it to great profit." — DR. JAMES MACDONALD Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and Bible teacher for Walk in the Word