This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

This Momentary Marriage
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2009-04-03
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433520594
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Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons. Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times. Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display." This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

This Momentary Marriage
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433507120
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Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, the Baptist-minister author explains the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, encouraging couples to keep their vows for the right reasons. 20,000 first printing.

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

This Momentary Marriage
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1433531119
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Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, the Baptist-minister author explains the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, encouraging couples to keep their vows for the right reasons. 20,000 first printing.

Momentary Marriage by Carol Rose

Momentary Marriage
  • Author : Carol Rose
  • Publisher : Carol Rose Books
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN :
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New contemporary romance by the author of the bestselling romance 'Always' Jared Barrett was the perfect man for Kelsey Layton…for one whole year. What’s a girl to do when she’s seen enough of marriage and divorce to convince her that love is only temporary? Kelsey determines to enjoy dating and the giddy infatuation it involves, but never let herself forget the inevitable end. Then Kelsey realizes her best friend, Doug, thinks he’s in love with her, while her only sister, Amy, is desperately in love with Doug. Kelsey knows love is a short-term insanity and she’s too smart to take it seriously, but Amy feels differently. To avoid hurting her sister, Kelsey has to convince Doug that she’ll never love him…and she’s got to do it fast. Millionaire bachelor Jared Barrett rides to the rescue. He’s had his eye on Kelsey, his unerring instinct telling him that she’s the one woman for him. But he knows how Kelsey feels about happily-ever-after and he’s not about to waste his breath talking. Instead, when Kelsey mutters in despair that she needs a husband—Jared proposes. What follows is romance, love and a marriage of convenience with a groom who’s trying to hide his heart while convincing his bride that love really can last forever. Here's what reviewers are saying about this romance! “This book was a great erotic romance. I was charmed by both main characters and I loved the story line.”~5 star Amazon review “Carol Rose has once again surprised me with her wonderful work”~5 star Amazon review Other contemporary romances by Carol Rose: Always Challenge Accepted Race The Darkness Roy's Rent-A-Hubby

A Momentary Marriage by Candace Camp

A Momentary Marriage
  • Author : Candace Camp
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781501141638
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New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp offers a delicious marriage-of-convenience story in this passionate historical romance, featuring her signature “clever and witty banter, sharp attention to detail, and utterly likable characters” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). James de Vere has always insisted on being perfectly pragmatic and rational in all things. It seemed the only way to deal with his overdramatic, greedy family. When he falls ill and no doctor in London can diagnose him, he returns home to Grace Hill in search of a physician who can—or to set his affairs in order. Arriving at the doctor’s home, he’s surprised to encounter the doctor's daughter Laura, a young woman he last saw when he was warning her off an attachment with his cousin Graeme. Alas, the doctor is recently deceased and Laura is closing up the estate, which must be sold off, leaving her penniless. At this, James has an inspiration: why not marry the damsel in distress? If his last hope for a cure is gone, at least he’ll have some companionship in his final days, and she’ll inherit his fortune instead of his grasping relatives, leaving her a wealthy widow with plenty of prospects. Laura is far from swept off her feet, but she’s as pragmatic as James, so she accepts his unusual proposal. But as the two of them brave the onslaught of shocked and suspicious family members, they find themselves growing closer. They vowed, “until death do us part”...but now both are longing for their marriage to be more than momentary in this evocative romance, perfect for fans of Sabrina Jeffries and Mary Balogh.

Preparing for Marriage by John Piper

Preparing For Marriage
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-03
  • Categories : Marriage
  • ISBN : 194111458X
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Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you'll talk about life's best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the darkest.But what about God? What is his role in your relationship? What do each of you believe about him, and how do you understand his dream for marriage-for your marriage?John Piper wants to help you faithfully walk the road to becoming husband and wife. Here you'll find his counsel on practical topics like engagement, wedding planning, finances, and sex. But most importantly, John shares his most vital word on marriage: a vision grander than many of us have ever dared to dream, about what God is doing in every Christian marriage.

Does God Desire All to Be Saved by John Piper

Does God Desire All To Be Saved
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2013-09-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433537226
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Are There Two Wills in God? Divine Election and God’s Desire for All to Be Saved In this short, theological essay, John Piper builds a scriptural case that God’s unconditional election unto salvation is compatible with God’s genuine desire and offer for all to be saved. Helping us to make sense of this seemingly paradoxical relationship, Piper wisely holds both truths in tension as he explores the Bible’s teaching on this challenging topic, graciously responds to those who disagree, and motivates us to passionately proclaim the free offer of the gospel to all people.

Momentary Marriage by Annette Broadrick

Momentary Marriage
  • Author : Annette Broadrick
  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Release Date : 1988
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  • ISBN : 0373054149
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The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

The Meaning Of Marriage
  • Author : Timothy Keller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781101548042
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“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life. Look out for Timothy Keller's latest book, The Songs of Jesus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ by John Piper

Sex And The Supremacy Of Christ
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2005-06-14
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433517907
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The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still blush, we might blush at the words, "Rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). But, of course, sin always tries to trash God's gifts. So we can't just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to fight what sin turned it into. The contributors to this unique volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle. This book has something for all-men and women, married and single-from contributors like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others.

A Peculiar Glory by John Piper

A Peculiar Glory
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433552663
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God has provided a way for all people, not just scholars, to know that the Bible is the Word of God. John Piper has devoted his life to showing us that the glory of God is the object of the soul’s happiness. Now, his burden in this book is to demonstrate that this same glory is the ground of the mind’s certainty. God’s peculiar glory shines through his Word. The Spirit of God enlightens the eyes of our hearts. And in one self-authenticating sight, our minds are sure and our hearts are satisfied. Justified certainty and solid joy meet in the peculiar glory of God.

When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey

When Sinners Say  I Do
  • Author : Dave Harvey
  • Publisher : Shepherd Press
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Categories : Family & Relationships
  • ISBN : 0976758261
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Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and woman who are building a life together. When Sinners Say "I Do" is about encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage. --from publisher description.

What Jesus Demands from the World All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me by John Piper

What Jesus Demands From The World  All Authority In Heaven And On Earth Has Been Given To Me
  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2006-09-21
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433519826
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The four Gospels are filled with demands straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. These demands are Jesus' way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not the harsh demands of a taskmaster. For example, the demand that we come to Jesus is like the demand of a father to his child in a burning window, "Jump to me!" Or like the demand of a rich, strong, tender, handsome husband to an unfaithful wife, "Come home!" What Jesus demands from the world can be summed up as: "Trust and treasure me above all." This is good news! In What Jesus Demands from the World, John Piper has gathered many of Jesus' demands from the four Gospels. He begins with an introduction that puts the demands in a redemptive-historical context, then concisely examines each demand. The result is an accessible introduction for thoughtful inquirers and new believers, as well as meditative meat for veteran believers who want to know Jesus better.

Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noël Piper

Treasuring God In Our Traditions
  • Author : Noël Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2007-09-07
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1433519801
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God is the treasure of our lives. He is part of everything we do, think, act, and say-literally, he is a part of us. This precious heirloom of Christ himself must be passed on to future generations. But how? Treasuring God in Our Traditions presents the importance of passing along Christ-centered traditions and a Bible-saturated legacy in Christ to future generations. Noël Piper helps her readers recognize how the "everyday" routines of life and the "especially" celebrations of holidays and dates can be practically passed down to future generations. When parents and grandparents seek to pass along the treasure of God to their children and grandchildren, they will develop and deepen their love for him. When family traditions are rooted in the Bible, the next generations will see that the greatest treasure that anyone can have is the treasure of God.

Married for God by Christopher Ash

Married For God
  • Author : Christopher Ash
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433550812
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A Good Marriage Begins with God. It is our natural tendency to seek personal happiness and satisfaction in marriage. We often give our own needs, wants, and goals first priority. But what is God’s design for our marriages? With clarity and conviction, Christopher Ash turns us away from marriage for ourselves and toward marriage in the service of God. With practical applications for everyday life, Ash shows us God’s purposes and patterns for every part of the marriage relationship. By realigning our hopes, expectations, and goals for marriage according to the Bible, we will discover the deep joy and lasting fulfillment that comes from a God-centered marriage.

God and Marriage by Geoffrey William Bromiley

God And Marriage
  • Author : Geoffrey William Bromiley
  • Publisher : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : UVA:X000745654
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"Far too many people, Christians not excluded, are self-centeredly preoccupied with their own marital problems and their attempt to engineer solutions to them. A theology of marriage can help them to achieve a God-centered look at the larger situation of which their marriages constitute a small, if by no means unimportant, part. In the long run a few look means a new understanding, and a new understanding means a new practice." - Geoffrey Bromiley Offering a new look at the increasingly unfashionable institution of marriage, Geoffrey Bromiley presents here a timely theological study which, unlike others books on marriage, aims exclusively to relate marriage to God as Creator, Son, and Holy Spirit. Bromiley observes that God's work on reconciliation makes it possible for his people also to achieve reconciliation with one another, particularly in the marriage relationship. In addition to thoroughly discussing the relationship of the Trinity to marriage, Bromiley examines such topics as incest, adultery and fornication, celibacy, the permanency of marriage, and remarriage after the death of a partner. "Dr. Bromiley pays close, cautious, and sensitive attention to virtually every Scriptural passage about marriage, even the passages that are particularly difficult for our own era to cope with. He makes no attempt to rewrite the Bible in the interest of some specially modern idea. It is a book rooted deeply in the immeasurable principles of Creation and Redemption, and is full of sane, courageous, sound teaching." - Thomas Howard Gordon College "I am very pleased with the book and feel it will fill a very special place in the available literature on Christian marriage. . . . It stands apart from the superficial writing that all but characterizes our time. How-to books are of little value apart from the basic theological understanding which must precede them. This is a book I would like to have written, and a book which wil

What Is the Meaning of Sex by Denny Burk

What Is The Meaning Of Sex
  • Author : Denny Burk
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433536120
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Sex. We live in a world that loves it without understanding it. This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society’s evolving views on human sexuality and gender. From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.

What Did You Expect Redesign by Paul David Tripp

What Did You Expect   Redesign
  • Author : Paul David Tripp
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2015-10-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433549489
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Marriage always involves two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world. Yet many couples say “I do” with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared for the day-to-day difficulties of married life. This unique book introduces a biblical and practical approach to dealing with the challenges of marriage that is rooted in God’s faithfulness and the Bible’s teaching on sin and grace. Outlining six practical commitments that give shape and momentum to a truly healthy and fulfilling union, this redesigned book will equip couples to develop thriving, grace-based marriages in all circumstances and seasons of their relationships.

Eight Twenty Eight by Larissa Murphy

Eight Twenty Eight
  • Author : Larissa Murphy
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433681837
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What if that thing you really feared happened? Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine? They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring. They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old. They did not imagine a car accident. They did not imagine his brain injury. They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him. And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be. Theirs and God's. Ian and Larissa Murphy tell their story of love in Eight Twenty Eight. Except, it's not just their love story. Really, it's yours as well. Read and gain a picture of love that will challenge all you think you know about what is true and what persists.

Friends and Lovers by Sam Laing

Friends And Lovers
  • Author : Sam Laing
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 1577821831
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With refreshing candour and spiritual insight, this guide helps couples build a truly great marriage -- physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Practical suggestions are included on how couples can learn to respect and communicate with each other in effective and healing ways. Spiritual guidance is offered for achieving a healthy sexual relationship, and seven positive steps any couple can take to build a great and lasting love life are detailed: attitude, attention, affection, atmosphere, attractiveness, attire/aroma/allure, and articulation. Confirmation and encouragement is included for strong marriages while hope and direction is offered for foundering marriages. Advice on dating, courtship, and engagement is included, as is an 18-page study guide with questions that will help couples discuss and apply the principles of the book.