In The Marriage Builder, Larry Crabb convincingly argues that the deepest needs of human personality - security and significance - ultimately cannot be satisfied by a marriage partner. Says Crabb, we need to turn to the Lord, rather than our spouse, to satisfy our needs. A discussion guide for couples allows readers to dig into the book and apply it to their own lives and marriages.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.10 X 4.70 X 1.00 (inches) ISBN: 0310336872 ISBN-13: 9780310336877 Availability: In Stock
Bestselling author Larry Crabb cuts to the heart of the biblical view of marriage: the 'one-flesh' relationship. He argues convincingly that the deepest needs of human personality---security and significance---ultimately cannot be satisfied by a marriage partner. We need to turn to the Lord, rather than our spouse, to satisfy our needs. This frees both partners for 'soul oneness,' a commitment to minister to our spouse's needs rather than manipulating them to meet our own needs. With 'soul oneness' comes renewed 'body oneness,' where couples enjoy sexual pleasure as an expression and outgrowth of a personal relationship. The Marriage Builder also identifies three building blocks essential to constructing marriage: the grace of God, true marriage commitment, and acceptance of one's mate. Discussion questions are included to aid couples who want to dig into it and apply the principles to their own lives and marriages. The Marriage Builder is for anyone who longs to transform marriage from trial to triumph.
Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminary speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and Visiting Professor of Spiritual Formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and his wife of forty-six years, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado area. For additional information please visit www.newwayministries.org