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In Seven Reasons Why God Created Marriage, Pastor James Ford, a seasoned marriage counselor, walks readers...
In Seven Reasons Why God Created Marriage, Pastor James Ford, a seasoned marriage counselor, walks readers through the Bible and shows them seven purposes for which God created marriage. This exploration will reveal timeless truths upon which readers--whether engaged or newly married--can build a solid foundation and strengthen the pillars of their marriage, reaping the benefits God intended along the way.
1. Pattern of the Trinity
2. Partnership for a God Created Marriage
3. Procreation Purpose
4. Perfecting Reason
5. Pleasure Purpose
6. Purity Purpose
7. Picture of Christ and His Church
Appendix: Ten Reasons for the Erosion of Marriage
Posted November 11, 2009
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Pastor James Ford has written what I now consider to be one of the best books on marriage I have ever read. He has taken solid Biblical theology and principles and woven them with personal testimony and examples to present seven reasons for why God created marriage.
These seven reasons for God's creation of marriage are:
The Pattern Of The Trinity
A Partnership In God
The Perfecting Reason
The Procreation Reason
The Pleasure Reason
The Reason For Purity
A Picture Of Christ And His Church
Even after reading many good books on marriage, these seven reasons challenged and convicted my thinking concerning my own marriage. His use of the lock and key word picture on page 67, helps you begin to understand the depth and intimacy of marriage as God designed it to be. Do not brush this off as "just another marriage book"! This book could, and will, change your thinking and in turn be part of the catalyst to revolutionize your marriage.
Each chapter is ended by a very brief "Making It Happen" section that gives questions to think about and actions to take in applying what you just read. At the end of the book you will find an appendix titled The Erosion Of Marriage which lists ten reasons for the decay we face in our marriages. I found this extremely helpful and convicting.
If you are engaged, a newlywed, or perhaps only just thinking about getting married, you NEED to read this book. For those of you who are enduring turbulent times, or for the few that are happily married, this book will open your eyes to how even the best marriages can be better when you understand why God created marriage.
No matter what season your marriage is in you can benefit by reading what Pastor Ford shares from the Word of God. As he says on page 37: "Before there is one marriage, there needs to be two funerals".
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Posted June 18, 2012
Great book for all who seek God's perspective on marriage. I used it as a source reference to teach a married couples in the church. It was truly a blessing to all who participated.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2010
This book was challenging, informative and encouraging. Whether you have been married one day or 50 years you and your spouse should read this book together. This would also be a great read for engaged couples and would make an awesome bible study.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.