devotions for a sacred marriage

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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. 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 weekly devotions encourage couples to build a marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage will continue to challenge couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2017-05-02
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310353850

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In this popular bestselling book (with more than 500,000 copies sold), Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Also available: Sacred Marriage gift edition, small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2015-08-04
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310340669

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This special edition two-in-one book and devotional includes:Sacred MarriageStarting with the discovery that the goal of marriage goes beyond personal happiness, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites readers to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to love Him more and reflect more of the character of His Son.Devotions for a Scared MarriageA companion to Sacred Marriage, these 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.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2011-04-05
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310334415

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The wedding is planned, but are you spiritually prepared for your wedding day? Trusted relationship author Gary Thomas coaches engaged couples on how to grow closer to the Lord in the days leading up to the wedding as a means of preparing them for all the days after the wedding. Engagement is bursting with promise, hope, joy, and anticipation of all kinds. It can also be one of the busiest times your life. For some, planning a wedding, with all the decisions involved, can feel less like the onset of marriage and more like a long to-do list. Amidst the busyness, this devotional is designed to help you think through the spiritual priorities and challenges that lie ahead in order to grow an outstanding marriage filled with love, grace, and God's blessing. This lovely book provides encouraging entries that will help you deal with common issues such as: What real intimacy means How to celebrate your differences Remembering to laugh together With a special section on the marriage vows and meditations for the bride and groom, Preparing Your Heart for Marriage will help you grow in your relationship as a couple as you become closer to God.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2018-11-06
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310452034

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Raising children shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children.Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, the author of Sacred Parenting continues the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent. With all new material, fifty-two devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2009-12-15
File : 160 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310858386

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In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Sacred Marriage, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character of Jesus. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. Everything about your marriage—from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ's character. Sessions include: God’s Purpose for Marriage: More Than We Imagine The Refining Power of Marriage The God-Centered Spouse Sacred History Sexual Saints Marriage: The Love Laboratory Designed for use with the Sacred Marriage Video Study (sold separately).

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2015-08-04
File : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310880677

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Couples can change the path of their marriage through the lessons on the purpose of marriage from the popular book Sacred Marriage, now in a gift format. Includes devotions, excerpts from Sacred Marriage, and Scriptures from the New International Version. Makes a perfect wedding or shower gift!

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2010-12-21
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310862734

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The Love Dare challenged individuals to love their spouse more. Closer shows wives and husbands how to grow that love together. Introduced with Scripture verses and engaging stories, these 52 devotionals will inspire couples to draw closer through faith conversations--those quiet talks so vital for emotional and spiritual intimacy in a marriage. Guided, practical action steps round out each reading. Closer, with its flexible weekly format, is an appealing alternative to a daily devotional.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jim Burns
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2009-10-01
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1441204342

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Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, believes that one word can bring hope, light and life into any marriage: Cherish. "Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another," Thomas says. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, the act of cherishing is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words. Through personal stories and real-world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around - even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage. Also available: Cherish small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2017-01-10
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780310347279

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"The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional" is a daily guide that shows how to express heartfelt love to a loved one.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Gary Chapman
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2009
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781414329734

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