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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 is one of my favorite Piper books. As he explains the meaning of marriage, the reader is constantly taken to the gospel time and time again. This book is for everyone: There are chapters on singleness, parenting, headship, submission and more! There is no sentimentalism or wishy-washy writing in these pages. It is biblical and robust and will serve everyone as Piper reminds us what the Bible has to say about marriage. This is how Piper writes at the end of the book: "Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically; it is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church. Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children. Being united to Christ by faith is a greater source of marital success than perfect sex and double-income prosperity." All Christians should read.
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