Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
— Colossians 3:2 —
Yesterday our church finished a six-week study on the book Sacred Marriage. Gary Thomas’s thoughtful book challenges married couples to see marriage as the premier way God sanctifies his children. First published in 2000, Zondervan has re-released the book along with a six-week study guide and video series. It’s been a great study, and I’d recommend it to any church, small group, or married couple that wants to grow their marriage.
Along those lines, here are a few more resources that may challenge you (David Prince’s article), protect you (Heath Lambert’s review), and inspire you (Ian and Larissa’s story).
An Evangelical War of Marriage? Pastor David Prince relates a concern he sees in evangelicalism—evangelicals who (unintentionally) oppose by God’s design for marriage by imbibing our culture’s desire for delayed engagements and animosity towards children. (Baptist Press)
Here are a few more resources on marriage, I’ve collected and written over the last couple years.
Gender Specificity and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Telling the Story: How Sex Tells the Gospel
Marriage: A Theological Helpmate
Vaughn Roberts on Marriage: The Goal and Glory of Marriage
Otto Piper on Marriage
Soli Deo Gloria, dss