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xii, 330 pages ; 21 cm
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
New York :
|| Hardcover edition published in 2011 by Dutton.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Introduction -- The secret of marriage -- The power for marriage -- The essence of marriage -- The mission of marriage -- Loving the stranger -- Embracing the other -- Singleness and marriage -- Sex and marriage -- Epilogue -- Decision making and gender roles -- Notes.
|| "Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone -- Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged -- the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. "The Meaning of Marriage' offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life." -- Page 4 of cover