Sacred Marriage (Gary Thomas)
Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character of Jesus. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.
Everything about your marriage—from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ's character.
Study Guide Book
Sacred Marriage, Session 1. God's Purpose for Marriage
Session 1, “God’s Purpose for Marriage: More than We Imagine,” challenges you to use marriage trials and joys to grow in God.
Sacred Marriage, Session 2. Refining Power of Marriage
Session 2, “The Refining Power of Marriage,” illustrates that sticking with your marriage can help you develop the character of God.
Sacred Marriage, Session 3. God-Centered Spouse
Session 3, “The God-Centered Spouse,” shows the kind of marriage that moves beyond self-centered motivation to God-centered.
Sacred Marriage, Session 4. Sacred History
Session 4, “Sacred History,” shows that perseverance in marriage is mirroring the heart of God.
Sacred Marriage, Session 5. Sexual Saints
Session 5, “Sexual Saints,” gives a healthy, biblical view of sex in the context of marriage.
Sacred Marriage, Session 6. Marriage, The Love Laboratory
Session 6, “Marriage: The Love Laboratory,” points out that marriage has the potential to form you into something more beautiful than you.