In this six-session small group Bible study, Sacred Marriage, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation reflect more of the character of Jesus. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. Everything about your marriage---from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn---is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ's character. In addition to life-changing insights, youll find a wealth of discussion questions in the Participants Guide that will spark meaningful conversation in your group, between you and your spouse, or to simply ponder by yourself. Youll also find self-assessments, activities and highlights all created to help you engage deeply and prayerfully with the content of this study. This pack contains one Sacred Marriage DVD and one Participants Guide. Sessions include: 1. Gods Purpose for Marriage2. The Refining Power of Marriage3. The God-Centered Spouse4. Sacred History 5. Sexual Saints6. Marriage: The Love Laboratory
Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Pure Pleasure, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith.
Kevin and Sherry Harney serve at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. They have authored Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church Youve Found and more than sixty small group Bible Studies. Learn more at: kevingharney.com and sherryharney.com