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In the twenty-fourth chapter of Genesis a beautiful young woman offers assistance to a weary traveler and his camels, and out of that simple action, a marriage results-a marriage that offers profound lessons to couples today. Bible scholar and renowned speaker Ravi Zacharias draws five points critical to the long-lasting success of every marriage from the biblical story of the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.
"Real love folds together both the emotions and the will," writes Zacharias. "Without the emotions, marriage is a drudgery; without the will, it is a mockery." Building upon that foundational truth, Zacharias goes on to explain the principles of seeking the counsel of others when finding a mate, cherishing your partner, remaining pure, becoming a man or woman of prayer, and, finally, risking everything in a relationship in order to experience God's ideal for love.
Couples everywhere, from those about to be married, to those who have been married for decades, will draw strength and wisdom for the journey of marriage as they learn from Ravi what it means to move from romance to lasting love.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
Ravi Zacharias is the founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He has received many honors in recognition of his writings and global impact and has authored or edited over twenty-five books, including Can Man Live Without God? and Jesus Among Other Gods. He and his wife, Margie, have been married for forty-five years and have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.
Table of Contents
|1.||The Indispensable Element in Love||1|
|2.||The Will to Do||23|
|3.||The Living Act of a Dead Self||47|
|4.||To Have and to Hold||63|
|5.||Preparing to Leave||87|
|6.||The First Glimpse, the Final Test||113|
|7.||Facing Reality and Each Other||133|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great read for a Biblical stance on marriage. Read this before getting married, and still found it to be helpful in dating before marriage. Ravi tells of his own story with his wife, along with the Biblical story of Isaac and Rebecakah. If wanting tapply Biblical standards to every part of your life including your dating and marriage life, read this book.