What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?By popular demand, the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. With all new material, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to him as well as to your spouse.Fifty-two devotions encourage you to build your marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage challenges couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.
; May 2009
164 pages; ISBN 9780310317487Read online
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Title: Devotions for a Sacred Marriage
Author: Gary L. Thomas
ContentsIntroduction / 91. The God-Centered Spouse / 112. A Prayer to Remember / 133. Keeping the Focus Where It Belongs / 164. Growing Old Together / 195. God’s Son, God’s Daughter / 216. The Gift of Fear / 237. Don’t Look Back / 268. Fame Is Trumped by Intimacy / 289. A Soul Filled with God / 3110. The Foundation of Fellowship / 3411. The Heart To / 3712. The Preyer / 4013. Love Mercy / 4214. One Bad Habit / 4515. Soul Mate or Sole Mate? / 4816. Enjoying Each Other / 5117. Thoughtlessly Cruel / 5318. You Deserve a Break Today / 5519. Shaped by Sharing / 5720. I Hold You Responsible / 6021. The Big Picture / 6322. If It’s Not Sin . . . / 6623. Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts / 6924. You’re Prime! / 7125. Marital Ruts / 7426. To Make Her Holy / 7627. Marriage Is Movement / 7928. Earthly Education for Heavenly Heights / 8129. One / 8430. The Happiness That Follows Holiness / 8631. Running from Yourself / 8932. Good in Bed / 9133. Divine Detachment / 9334. Make Someone Happy / 9635. I Love Him Anyway / 9836. A Spiritually Tight Marriage / 10137. The Great Escape / 10538. Sanctuary / 10839. Real People / 11140. A Difficult Road / 11441. The Ministry of Noticing / 11842. One Day at a Time / 12143. You Don’t Understand: Role Reversals / 12344. Worth the Pain / 12645. What Do You Do? / 12946. Open Marriage / 13147. The True Image of Love / 13448. A Call to Listen / 13749. The Estate of Marriage / 14050. Passive Persecution / 14351. Kindness Matters / 14652. Oases of Sanity / 149Notes / 153Acknowledgments / 155