No matter how blissfully a marriage begins, all husbands and wives eventually fail each other. We are sinners saved by grace - and we need grace not only from God but also from one another. This guide will help you and your spouse recognize the harm caused by sin; learn how forgiveness works; and build patterns of mutual forgiveness, healing and freedom.
Intimate Marriage Bible studies bring spouses into deeper communion with God and with each other. In marriage a man and woman are called to leave their families of origin, to weave their separate lives into a unity and to cleave to each other. How can fallen human beings even begin to contemplate this ideal - God's idea?
What happens when you fail your spouse? How does forgiveness work in marriage? Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III have together written this inductive Bible study guide to help couples build healthy and happy marriages. Through six study sessions for individuals, couples or groups, they encourage you to examine dynamics of conflict and forgiveness that can keep your marriage strong. Intimate Marriage Bible studies bring spouses into deeper communion with God and with each other. In marriage a man and a woman are called to leave their families of origin, to weave their individual lives into a unity and to cleave to each other. How can fallen human beings even begin to contemplate this ideal--God's ideal? These studies will help you take small but real steps toward honoring the image of God in each other and living out God's goal for marriage. As you explore and respond to Scripture together, you will discover strength and beauty in your marriage and become even more intimate companions.
Dan B. Allender (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., counseling psychology, Michigan State University) is professor of counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He taught previously at Grace Theological Seminary and Colorado Christian University. A speaker and writer, his books include and With Tremper Longman, he wrote and the Intimate Marriage Bible studies.
Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School, Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and adjunct of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He lectures regularly at Mars Hill, Regent College in Vancouver and the Canadian Theological Seminary in Calgary. Longman is the author or coauthor of over twenty books, including and and coeditor of He and Dan Allender have coauthored and the Intimate Marriage Bible studies.
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