I’d like to highlight a book today. “Sacred Marriage” is the best book I’ve read on marriage and has been immensely helpful to Tracy and me. The book is written by Gary Thomas and is subtitled, “What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?” That’s absolutely not saying that we shouldn’t be happily married! He points out the many ways that God desires to use marriage to sanctify us, to make us more like Jesus Christ.
Have you ever noticed how you’re sometimes like a different person when you’re with your spouse – someone you don’t really like or what others to see or know? I’ve noticed that about myself. That’s what Thomas is talking about: Through our marriages, God reveals to us who we really are (the good, the bad, the ugly, and the hideous). God wants every aspect of our lives to be completely devoted to Him… to be “sacred,” set apart for God.
Below is a video of Gary Thomas speaking about “How does marriage make us closer in our walk with God?” If you double-click on the video to open it on the YouTube page, you’ll notice a number of other 2-5 minute videos of Gary talking about various issues related to Christian Marriage. I hope you find these helpful.