Marriage Builder

Marriage Builder

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by Lawrence J. Crabb
     
 

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An all-new discussion guide for couples has been added to this classic best-seller to allow readers to dig into it and apply it to their own lives and marriages.

Psychologist Larry Crabb cuts to the heart of the biblical view of marriage: the "one-flesh" relationship. He argues convincingly that the deepest needs of human personality — security and…  See more details below

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An all-new discussion guide for couples has been added to this classic best-seller to allow readers to dig into it and apply it to their own lives and marriages.

Psychologist Larry Crabb cuts to the heart of the biblical view of marriage: the "one-flesh" relationship. He argues convincingly that the deepest needs of human personality — security and significance — ultimately cannot be satisfied by a marriage partner. We need to turn to the Lord, rather than our spouse, to satisfy our needs. This frees both partners for "soul oneness," a commitment to minister to our spouse's needs rather than manipulating them to meet our own needs. With "soul oneness" comes renewed "body oneness," where couples enjoy sexual pleasure as an expression and outgrowth of a personal relationship. The Marriage Builder also identifies three building blocks essential to constructing marriage: the grace of God, true marriage commitment, and acceptance of one's mate. Now for the first time, discussion questions have been added to aid couples who want to come to deeper understanding of marriage. Helpful to counselors and laypersons alike, The Marriage Builder is for anyone who longs to transform marriage from trial to triumph.

Author Biography: Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known speaker, author of numerous best-selling books including God of My Father, Finding God, and Men and Women, and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Colorado Christian University in Morrison, CO.

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ISBN-13:
9780884691853
Publisher:
B M H Books
Publication date:
01/01/1986

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Marriage Builder 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book forces you to go deeper into what your marriage needs to function in the way that Christ created it to. Crabb does a wonderful job in making the difference between our relationship with Christ individually as well as our relationship with our spouses. He goes on to explain how when these two relationships interlock, our marriages then reflect what God has desired for us all along. Security and significance through Him, and Oneness with our spouses.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Grasping the truths in this book will not only strengthen your marriage, but also the way you view all relationship. Very biblical and practical in its approach; this book should be read by anyone in, or planning to be in, a marriage.