This Momentary Marriage
A Parable of PermanenceBook - 2009
Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times.Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is thedoingof God. And ultimately, marriage is thedisplayof God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display."This Momentary Marriageunpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, 2009.
Call Number: 248.4 PIPER
Characteristics: 191 p.
Subjects: Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.