Gary Thomas believes couples often settle for too little when it comes to marriage. We fail to understand how deeply God cares about our spouse. We diminish our need to not only understand what biblical love really is, but also to become a people who excel at it. We let ourselves drift apart instead of making the daily choices to grow closer together.
Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension. You will never look at worship or your spouse in the same way again. You will understand how living for that day will so radically transform the decisions you make this day. And Gary will guide you through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up so many marriages so that you can grow in your love instead of in your disappointment.
Thirty years of study and two decades of working with couples has led Gary Thomas to his most significant book yet on the relationship between husband and wife. Find out for yourself what all the fuss is about—and why A Lifelong Love is sure to challenge the way the church talks about marriage.
Includes discussion and reflection questions for couples.
|Publisher:||David C Cook|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Gary Thomas is writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and FamilyLife Today radio, and a popular speaker. His award-winning books have been translated into over a dozen languages and together have sold over a million copies worldwide. Thomas and his wife have been married thirty years and have three children.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Magnificent Obsession
1 The Magnificent Obsession 25
2 Worshipping Our Way to Happiness 33
3 Making the Last Things the First Thing Today 51
4 The Glory of Spiritual Dependence 71
5 Got Mission? 83
6 A Monk's Marriage 95
7 A Marriage Worthy of Our Calling 107
8 Do Your Duty: The Surprising Call to Happiness 115
Part 2 Growing Together
9 Supernatural Science 127
10 Artificial Intimacy 141
11 Pushing Past the Power Shifts 153
12 Clothed and Ashamed 177
13 The Two Dimensions of Marriage 189
14 Loving Someone Who Doesn't Care 207
15 How One Couple Rescued a "Love Lost" Marriage 225
Part 3 The Journey Toward Love
16 Our Greatest Need 241
17 Absolute Benevolence 255
18 Love Most Glorious 263
19 Love Isn't Desire 277
20 Delightful Desire 285
21 Living Is Giving 303
Appendix: God Hates Domestic Violence 323
Author Information 329