This Momentary Marriage

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This Momentary Marriage

A Parable or Permanence

Author John Piper
Narrator Grover Gardner
Runtime 5.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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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.

Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of 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 Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

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Ron says:

Thank you John and Noel Piper for this excellent work. Thanks also Christian Audio and eChristian


Christy says:

This book has really hit home. (Pun not intended). Every point and application mentioned in this book is brought to particular scripture passages. This book it's all the major areas concerning marriage, divorce, and even being single. This is a must read for anyone...period.


Abhilash says:

In this book John Piper provides a theological explanation of the purpose of marriage. Instead of telling the dos and don'ts in marriage, he attempts to give a strong foundation of what marriage is and why God intended it. With this solid foundation in place, the dos and don'ts will follow more naturally. Thus, this book is both doctrinal and practical (leaning more towards the former). In doing t... Read more


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