For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage
Canon Press & Book Service, 2006 - 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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This newest book began as a series of sermons for the saints at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho. The reason for yet another set of messages on this subject was a pastoral one. As our church had grown significantly in numbers, ...
“Giving thanks for all things” is one of the prerequisites for understanding anything that St. Paul says in the following verses about marriage between a man and a woman, or between Christ and the Church. The one thing that discontented ...
Those who want to learn how to be married—to be “the wife of a happy husband” or the husband who “loves his wife as Christ did the church”—must understand how quickly the standards involved can turn into a newer, better, and higher law.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church” (Eph. 5:28–29). Note what St. Paul is basically saying here: “Husbands, take trouble. Take time. Nourish. Cherish. Sacrifice. Die.
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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.
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