By Timothy Keller
“Incredibly wealthy with knowledge and perception that would depart the reader, even if unmarried or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times
Based at the acclaimed sermon sequence by way of New York Times bestselling writer Timothy Keller, this publication exhibits everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married undefined, and people approximately to be engaged—the imaginative and prescient of what marriage could be based on the Bible.
Modern tradition may have you ever think that everybody has a soul mate; that romance is crucial a part of a profitable marriage; that your wife is there that can assist you become aware of your strength; that marriage doesn't suggest endlessly, yet purely for now; and that beginning over after a divorce is the easiest method to possible intractable marriage concerns. yet those modern day assumptions are flawed. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his spouse of thirty-seven years, exhibits marriage to be a wonderful courting that also is misunderstood and mysterious. The that means of Marriage bargains guideline on how one can have a profitable marriage, and is vital studying for somebody who desires to recognize God and love extra deeply during this life.
Look out for Timothy Keller's most modern book, God's knowledge for Navigating existence, available from Viking in Fall 2017.
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The Bible explains why the quest for compatibility seems to be so impossible. As a pastor I have spoken to thousands of couples, some working on marriage-seeking, some working on marriage-sustaining, and some working on marriage-saving. ” In response, I always say something like, “Why believe that? ’” The understandable retort is, “But this is not baseball or literature. This is love. ” The Christian answer to this is that no two people are compatible. Duke University ethics professor Stanley Hauerwas has famously made this point: Destructive to marriage is the self-fulfillment ethic that assumes marriage and the family are primarily institutions of personal fulfillment, necessary for us to become “whole” and happy.
Two typical examples are Laura Kipnis’s Against Love: A Polemic (Pantheon, 2003) and Pamela Haag’s Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules (Harper, 2011). Both authors spend a great deal of time making the case that traditional marriage is suffocating and that finding a genuinely contented long-term marriage is a near impossibility. In the end, however, they argue almost begrudgingly that we must keep marriage, though we should be very open to extramarital sexual relationships and encounters.
That fit her own assessment of her married friends. . 7 are miserable as hell,” she opined, and added, “I’m getting married next year because I love my fiancé. 16 In 2008, Shapiro came to realize that many of his married thirty-something friends were breaking up. In preparation for making a film about it, he decided to do an oral history of breaking up—collecting fifty in-depth interviews with people who had seen their marriages dissolve. He did no research, however, on happy, long-term marriages.