This Momentary Marriage

A Parable of Permanence

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433520591

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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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

Author: John Piper

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1844749665

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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There has never been a generation whose view of marriage has been high enough. And this is all the more true today. Though selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, his vision for marriage in the Bible frees us from small, romance-intoxicated views. As John Piper explains, '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 is 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 for marriage, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced and remarried alike. Reflecting on forty years of marriage to Noel, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.

This Momentary Marriage

A Parable of Permanence

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433507129

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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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.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Redeeming Singleness

How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life

Author: Barry Danylak

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433505886

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Explores the issue of singleness through a biblical-theological examination of the redemptive history from which biblical singleness emerges.

Velvet Steel

The Joy of Being Married to You: Selections from the Poems of John Piper

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433523647

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Beyond the tough love of covenant-keeping is a warmth and tenderness that can't be denied. So while John Piper's This Momentary Marriage focuses on the theological meaning of marriage, its companion volume, Velvet Steel, reveals the rich, emotional dimension. Within these pages Piper shares a series of poems written for his wife, Noël, during the first forty-two years of their relationship, starting from the day of their engagement. In it he provides readers with a taste of one man's tender affections for his wife-poems that he hopes will fan into flame readers' affections for their own spouses and ultimately for the Maker of marriage.

Love That Lasts (Foreword by CJ and Carolyn Mahaney)

When Marriage Meets Grace

Author: Gary and Betsy Ricucci

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143351883X

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Marriage is a profound and marvelous mystery established by God for his glory-and that is for our good. So many marital relationships never reach their greatest potential because they have the fatal limitation of being focused on one another. When our focus is solely on God, our marriages have the potential to thrive and not merely survive.

When Sinners Say "I Do"

Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

Author: Dave Harvey

Publisher: Shepherd Press

ISBN: 9780976758266

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 189

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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.

Preparing for Marriage

Help for Christian Couples (Revised & Expanded)

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941114582

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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John Piper wants to help you faithfully walk the road to becoming husband and wife. Here you'll find his counsel on topics like engagement, wedding planning, finances, and sex. Plus, he presents his most important word on marriage, a vision grander than many have ever dared to dream, a vision of what God is doing in every Christian marriage.

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

Author: John Piper,Justin Taylor

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433517906

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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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.

Momentary Marriage

Author: Carol Rose

Publisher: Carol Rose Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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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

Translating Truth

Author: Noel Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433519802

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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.

God, Marriage, and Family (Second Edition)

Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

Author: Andreas J. Köstenberger,David W. Jones

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433522853

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God's purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God's Word. In the second edition of God, Marriage, and Family, Köstenberger and Jones explore the latest controversies, cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and society and further apply Scripture's timeless principles to contemporary issues. This new edition includes an assessment of the family-integrated church movement; discussion of recent debates on corporal punishment, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage; new sections on the theology of sex and the parenting of teens; and updated bibliographies. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for personal and group study, Christian counseling, and marriage and family courses.

Happily Ever After

Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage

Author: John Piper,Francis Chan,Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Publisher: Desiring God

ISBN: 9781941114230

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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30 devotional readings for couples from John Piper, Francis Chan, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and 10 others. / God designed marriage as a pointer to and catalyst for your greatest joy. It's not meant to be a storybook ending, but a fresh beginning, to help ready you for the true "happily ever after" when we see our great Bridegroom face to face.

Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433537222

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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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.

Eight Twenty Eight

When Love Didn't Give Up

Author: Larissa Murphy,Ian Murphy

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433681838

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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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.

Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433555530

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” —from the Introduction The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143355352X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Does it take a miracle to read the Bible? God wrote a book, and its pages are full of his glory. But we cannot see his beauty on our own, with mere human eyes. In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, John Piper aims to show us how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power—a power that extends beyond the words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: we are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.

What Did You Expect? (Redesign)

Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Author: Paul David Tripp

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433549484

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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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.