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Reflecting on 40 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 was 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. 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.
©2009 John Piper (P)2009 christianaudio.com
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lona S. Buggs on 02-01-18

Married or a counselor

Everyone thinking of marriage, married or counsel the married to get this book. It's the mystery of marriage revealed to His followers. Also those who are followers of Christ but have divorce on the table or as an option (no matter how far in the back of their mind) should hear John Piper out first. Give him the chance to take you on a biblical view tour of marriage.

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By Brenda on 01-09-18

Highly recommend

Whether you were married or single or engaged, this book helps to explain the purpose of marriage based on Scripture. As a married person, it encouraged me to continue to let my marriage glorify the Lord.

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