What Picture Is Your Marriage Portraying?

stack-of-books9Marks e-Journal has compiled a comparison chart of thirty top selling books on marriage along with a book review.  It is good, no matter how long we’ve been married, to make a practice of reading one good book on marriage a year.  This will help us identify blind spots in our relationship to help us change and grow, and it will cement our convictions as to why we married in the first place.  Is it for our enjoyment – yes, but it’s also for the spread of the gospel.  Our relationship mirrors the relationship of Christ with the Church, so the way we present ourselves to the world matters more than we realize.  What picture are you portraying?

The e-Journal is a PDF file and the chart is found on page 6.  Here is an excerpt from the Editor’s Note:

As society moves further and further away from the biblical practice of marriage (think of the recent decision by the California Supreme Court to allow for homosexuals to marry), it will become that much more critical for rightly ordered and healthy Christian marriages to comprise the backdrop of gospel proclamation, again, like so many are saying about caring for the poor. Neither of these matters are the gospel, but both present a kind of picture of the gospel; both are powerfully redolent with the gospel’s love and forgiveness.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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1 Response to What Picture Is Your Marriage Portraying?

  1. Wow, what a wonderful resource! Thank you for sharing the link!

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