~Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife, "A highly original contribution to Christian teaching on marriage. There has never been a generation who has had a high enough view of marriage… That is all the more true in our casual times. It's mainly abouttelling the truth with our lives. This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. This book opens our eyes and guides our feet with the grace of Christ."

This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike. Where Is God When it Hurts/What's So Amazing About Grace? Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct thewonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where hisdesign can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every personfrom small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. That is why marriage exists. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. The more we surrender to His good design, the more the mirror of our marriage begins to slowly be restored. What is marriage?

It is filled with rich, practical wisdom about the nature of marriage as a wonderful but temporary gift from God. Marriage exists to display it.” (175). Marriage is an opportunity to display the gospel of Christ by demonstrating the covenant-keeping love Christ has for His church.

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Marriage Is Meant for Making Children . It’s about covenant-keeping.” (31), “Let the measure of God’s grace to you in the cross of Christ be the measure of your grace to your spouse.” (46), “The aim of the godly husband’s desire for change in his wife is conformity to Christ, not conformity to himself.” (67), “To provide spiritual food for the family, you must know spiritual food.” (89), “Marriage and family are temporary for this age; the church is forever.” (111), “Husbands and wives are meant to pursue the pleasures God has created for this relationship.” (128), “God’s purpose in making marriage the place to have children was…to fill the earth with worshippers of the true God.” (139), “The gospel of Christ crucified for our sins is the foundation of our lives. One could suppose that the correct answer to the question is that marriage represents the union between Christ and the church.