Diamond Marriage: Have Ultimate purpose in your marriage (Paperback)Simon Vibert (author)
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Do we really need another book on marriage? Christian and non-Christian books on husband/wife relationships are reaching near epidemic proportions. However, this book is different! The emphasis is not primarily on the husband and wife relationship, but rather the questions 'Why has God gone to such great lengths to create marriage as we know it?' and 'what is the purpose of marriage?'
Simon regularly teaches a marriage course to Oakhill students, in his home church and around the UK
A recent report found that the national divorce rate in USA stands at 34% while for those who claim to be Christians it is 33%. Clearly therefore holding Christian convictions does not lessen the incidence of divorce. It certainly seems that even today's Christians are less convinced that they should stick together 'till death do us part.' Why are many Christian marriages dutiful but joyless? What has led us to be content with such an understanding of Christian love in marriage? How can joy in marriage be revived?
Packed with insight, wisdom, and wit, Vibert's biblical perspective on marriage helps us to re-assess our long-held views and restore marriage to its rightful status - for us and before God.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 12 mm
Edition: Revised edition
'Here is a monumental work of love and energy, from one of the most effective Christian ministers in the UK. Today, when the foundations of marriage are under attack from outside and within the church, The Diamond Marriage comes as a book that is timely and urgently needed among us all '-- Richard Bewes OBE
'This is a truly excellent book. I warmly commend The Diamond Marriage for its practical wisdom and theological insight into the ultimate purpose of Christian Marriage. I encourage you to read it and work through the practical exercises aimed at reviving healthy and god-glorifying marriages which will be invaluable at a time when marriage is under unprecedented assault from all sides. Simon has done us a great service.'-- Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes
''This is a well informed book and constructively addresses crucial questions which many other marriage books tend to neglect'-- Ann Benton, Author and Speaker.
"With endless reports on divorce rates, it is heartening to read a book which seeks to raise our sights - to appreciate the great purposes of God in our marriages, to understand how God first created marriage and to see how he will bring it to completion in heaven. A book to be bought, read and lent."-- January 2007, Evangelical Now, Mary Davies, Minister wife
Dr Vibert has written an excellent book on marriage and marriage relationships. This work is sensitive, challenging, and born out of a clear biblical understanding of the subject matter combined with a wealth of pastoral experience. I warmly recommend it.-- Paul Gardner
'What a helpful, engaging, and God honoring book! Knowing it will help marriages at any stage, I will highly recommend The Diamond Marriage to my congregation and to others with whom I speak.'-- Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor Northland, A Church Distributed, located at several sites in Central Florida.
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