Editorial Reviews. Review. "This is a book Christians need to read." —The Christian Post She met Timothy Keller while studying there, and they were married at the beginning of their final semester. She received her MA in Theological. Renowned pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of the forthcoming Every Good Endeavor, Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that.
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Biblical View of Marriage. The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller. The Meaning of Marriage: Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul. The Meaning of Marriage. Tim & Kathy Keller. Unofficial Study Guide. download The Meaning of Marriage at taufeedenzanid.cf Page numbers are for the site version. Paraphrasing a definition given by Timothy Keller, we can properly define marriage as a lifelong covenant relationship between a man and a woman that reflects.
That takes years. You actually love the idea of the person — and that is always, at first, one-dimensional and somewhat mistaken.
In marriage you are exposed. You finally have your mask and finery stripped away, as it were.
The Meaning of Marriage
To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.
It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw us. It requires us to face the truth about ourselves and one another.
But alone with truth, we need love. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it.
Without grace truth and love cannot be combined. Spouses either stay away from the truth or attack one another.
Marriage Revolves Around Service It takes a loss of pride and self-will for a person to humbly serve others. Keller argues that only if you have learned to serve others by the power of the Holy Spirit will you be able to face the challenges of marriage.
Marriage is a Covenant of Action When one studies a covenant it becomes clear that love is fundamentally action rather than primarily emotion. To be united to someone through a covenant is to be bound by promise, or oath. A covenant has horizontal aspects as well as vertical. A covenant relationship is not just intimate despite being legal.
It is a relationship that is more intimate because it is legal. But underneath them all I see growing the person God wants you to be.
Sanctification is a group project, and most intense between two spouses. There is an important value of sexual satisfaction in marriage. Paul gives us a positive view of sex in 1 Corinthians 7: Paul is revealing to husbands and wives that mutual, satisfying sex in marriage is an vital part of life shared together.
Keller elaborates on 1 Corinthians 7 sharing how it is a practical resource for marriage that a husband and wife should be concerned not with getting sexual pleasure from their spouse, but by giving it! We need to be willing to give sex as a gift.
I am so glad that Keller also added that sex is a test in marriage. Meaning that because it is a seal of oneness in marriage, it should be no surprise that couples may experience problems that show up in the bedroom. If sex is not working in your marriage, look below the surface, it may be a result of deeper issues that need to be addressed and resolved before sexual intimacy improves.
Also, things change over time, such as job security, children, and age. Otherwise the temptation to feel deeply fulfilled will be difficult to resist. Connecting in a personal relationship with Jesus will help one maintain purity until marriage.
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Sex is a unique way to resite the covenant you made to your spouse, especially as time goes on.Such as found in Hebrews If sex is not working in your marriage, look below the surface, it may be a result of deeper issues that need to be addressed and resolved before sexual intimacy improves.
Without grace truth and love cannot be combined. A covenant relationship is not just intimate despite being legal. Also, if you want to catch a glimpse of some of the chewy morsels from this book, please check out the other chapter reviews!