What if God designed marriage to make us holy and not just happy? In this 6-week DVD curriculum, Gary Thomas helps you understand the Lord's intention for matrimony. Discover how respecting your partner, forgiving and accepting forgiveness, engaging in intimacy, and building a history with your spouse can release the nature of Christ in your life! Includes leader's guide. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.
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Format: DVD Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 0310291445
ISBN-13: 9780310291442 UPC: 025986291440 Availability: In Stock
In this six-session, small group study DVD, 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. This DVD features six 10-15 minute live teaching vignettes from Gary Thomas. Designed for use with the Sacred Marriage Participant's Guide (sold separately) that features insights, discussion questions, self-assessments, activities and highlights all created to help you engage deeply and prayerfully with the content of this study. Sessions include: 1. God's 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. SPANISH BIO: Gary Thomas es escritor residente en la iglesia Second Baptist de Houston y Profesor asociado en el Seminario Western en Portland, Oregon. Es autor de mas de una docena de libros, incluyendo Matrimonio sagrado, Placer puro y el ganador del Golden Medallion, Fe Autentica.