For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage

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Canon Press & Book Service, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 149 pages
"Lord, here am I. Change him." "God, I'm trying. She started it." Common claims but they're so far from Trinitarian life. We invoke Christ at the wedding then seem to default to an alien theology afterward. In this simple and practical book, Doug Wilson offers a richer and more comprehensive theology of marriage than in his prior works. Here he grounds marriage in the life of the Trinity and in the life of the church. Marriage is intended to be a glorious picture of the gospel, and marriages grounded elsewhere regularly create a small hell on earth. Don't miss the riches of marriage.
 

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I heartily recommend this book and it predecessor, Reforming Marriage. I am entering my second marriage at age of 68, now 8 years after the death of my husband. That marriage was not a good one in many ways. I think that this book offers the heart of a good marriage - a foundation based on a shared faith in God through Jesus Christ. Doug Wilson cogently offers a description of such a marriage through sound reasoning based on scriptural passages.
My oldest friend, whom I have known since age 5, and who lives far away, says these are the best books she and her husband have come across in their long marriage. She gave these books to us as our first wedding gift.
Don't miss readings these books!
 

Contents

Marriage Trinity and Incarnation
4
Imitation
12
The Virtue of Jealousy
16
Marriage and the Holy Spirit
20
Reciprocity
24
What Is Marriage?
30
Masculinity and Femininity
40
Duties of Husbands and Wives
48
Lies About Equality
90
Forgiveness
94
Divorce
102
Marriage and the Means of Grace
106
Study Your Spouse
110
Love and Respect
114
Wise Words in Marriage
122
Food Glorious Food
128

Headship
56
Submission
64
Men Are Stupid So Are Women
72
Exchanged Authority
80
Growing Old Together
132
Widowhood
136
Designed to be Sexual
140
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