Sacred Marriage

MORE THAN 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD In this popular bestselling book, Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other.

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310340667

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In this popular bestselling book (with more than 500,000 copies sold), Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Also available: Sacred Marriage gift edition, small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

Sacred Marriage Gift Edition

This special-edition two-in-one book and devotional includes: Sacred Marriage Starting with the discovery that the goal of marriage goes beyond personal happiness, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use your ...

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310334411

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 602

This special edition two-in-one book and devotional includes:Sacred MarriageStarting with the discovery that the goal of marriage goes beyond personal happiness, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites readers to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to love Him more and reflect more of the character of His Son.Devotions for a Scared MarriageA companion to Sacred Marriage, these fifty-two devotions encourage you to build your marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage challenges couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.

The Sacred Marriage of a Hindu Goddess

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Author: William P. Harman

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120808102

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 189

supplemented by a commentary; both seek to emphasize how the teaching is

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage written by Gary Thomas explores how God can reveal Himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to Him as well as to your spouse.

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310353858

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 915

What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? By popular demand the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal Himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to Him as well as to your spouse. Fifty-two weekly devotions encourage couples to build a marriage around God’s priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner, to the process of two becoming one, to sharing lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage will continue to challenge couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.

The Joy of a Sacred Marriage

Couples can change the path of their marriage through the lessons on the purpose of marriage from the popular book Sacred Marriage, now in a gift format.

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862736

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Couples can change the path of their marriage through the lessons on the purpose of marriage from the popular book Sacred Marriage, now in a gift format. Includes devotions, excerpts from Sacred Marriage, and Scriptures from the New International Version. Makes a perfect wedding or shower gift!

The Sacred Marriage

Prospero's island becomes , for instance , a " sacred noursery of vertue " for Miranda ... The Sacred Marriage of Heaven and Earth 1963 ) , 104.

Author: Benjamin G. Lockerd

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838751060

Category: Poetry

Page: 209

View: 555

This study is based on an application of Jungian psychology to the love theme in the central books of The Faerie Queene. It elucidates the connection that Spenser makes between spiritual unfolding and the complementary interaction of the masculine and feminine throughout the poem.

Sacred Marriages

The title of this volume, Sacred Marriages, consciously plays with the traditional concept of sacred marriage, but the plural form, “sacred marriages,” gives the reader an idea that something more is at stake here than a monomaniacal ...

Author: Martti Nissinen

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 157506572X

Category: History

Page: 560

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The title of this volume, Sacred Marriages, consciously plays with the traditional concept of sacred marriage, but the plural form, “sacred marriages,” gives the reader an idea that something more is at stake here than a monomaniacal idea of manifestations deriving from a single prototype. Following the guidelines of one of the contributors, Ruben Zimmermann, the editors tentatively define “sacred marriage” as a “real or symbolic union of two complementary entities, imagined as gendered, in a religious context.” “Sacred marriages” (plural), then, refers to various expressions of this kind of union in different cultures that seek to overcome, to cite Zimmermann again, “the great dualism of human and cosmic existence.” The subtitle indicates that the contributors are primarily interested in different aspects of the divine-human sexual metaphor—that is, the imagining and reenactment of a gendered relationship between the human and divine worlds. This metaphor, which is essentially about relationship rather than sexual acts, can find textual, ritual, mythical, and social expressions in different times and places. Indeed, the sacred marriage ritual itself should be considered not a manifestation of the “sacralized power of sexuality experienced in sexual intercourse” but one way of objectifying the divine-human sexual metaphor.

Sacred Marriages

This book represents a new direction in the study of religion and marriage by using a postmodern theoretical framework focusing on gendered discourse and culture, to examine the meaning of sacred marriage within social contexts.

Author: David F. Mullins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351598384

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 119

This book represents a new direction in the study of religion and marriage by using a postmodern theoretical framework focusing on gendered discourse and culture, to examine the meaning of sacred marriage within social contexts. Drawing upon data from in-depth interviews of couples in long-term, sacred marriages living in the American Midwest, together with an analysis of Christian marriage advice manuals, Sacred Marriages explores how couples use religious and nonreligious discourses and cultures to give their marriages meaning, and how those sacred meanings are used in their daily lives and the spaces that they embody. The study shows how religious and secular beliefs are combined to formulate cultural strategies for approaching the sacralization of marriage, and how religious and nonreligious discourses and cultures are ordered, depending on circumstances and social contexts. This often results in other relationships being subordinated in favour of the sacred bond believed to exist between husband and wife. The book argues that sacred marriage is a malleable concept, as people bend religious culture to form new and altered sacred marriages during emotional extremes. A thoughtful examination of long-term Christian marriages, this volume will appeal to scholars of religion and sociology with interests in marriage and the family.

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide

In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Sacred Marriage, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character ...

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031088067X

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 714

In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Sacred Marriage, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to 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. Sessions include: God’s Purpose for Marriage: More Than We Imagine The Refining Power of Marriage The God-Centered Spouse Sacred History Sexual Saints Marriage: The Love Laboratory Designed for use with the Sacred Marriage Video Study (sold separately).

Sacred Marriage

A Divine Union of the Masculine and Feminine Soul, Mind, and Body M B Sharan ... Deep and unalloyed love, which is mainstay of sacred marriage, ...

Author: M B Sharan

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 946

This book is all about understanding the true meaning of “Sacred Marriage” and “Divine Love” for creating the soulmate relationships with the Spouse and God. A true love never runs smoothly. Therefore, everyone has to learn about how to make the path of loving relationship smooth, and how to turn his/her mate into a soulmate for moving together on this path of marriage happily. This is possible only when one learns not only the fun and enjoyable parts of marriage but also the difficult parts which frustrate him or her sometimes to understand each other properly. This book will help the reader to understand all these issues at deeper levels one by one as listed below:Grand Design of God of Men and WomenHow to Activate Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, and Sexual EnergiesPurpose of Sacred MarriageBuilding Good Relationships with EveryoneEnhancing Marital Relationship through Intimacy, Love, and SexUnderstanding Universal Spiritual LawsCreating Soulmate Relationships with the Spouse and GodProper sex education for everyoneTransmutation of Sexual Energy

The Sacred Marriage

Author: Lira Silbury

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567186543

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 832

Deepen your relationship with your partner through honoring the Goddess and God within each of you. Follow a step-by-step plan to build a sacred relationship via meditating, celebrating life's cycles, practicing sacred sexuality and more. Includes over a dozen beautiful Wiccan rituals written especially for couples, including the powerful "Sacred Marriage" ceremony.

Heart Yoga

"Illustrated by beautiful photographs and quotations from the world's spiritual traditions, Heart Yoga presents the practice of hatha yoga as a spiritual path leading to mystical union with the divine"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Andrew Harvey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438974

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 257

View: 819

"Illustrated by beautiful photographs and quotations from the world's spiritual traditions, Heart Yoga presents the practice of hatha yoga as a spiritual path leading to mystical union with the divine"--Provided by publisher.

The Sumerian Sacred Marriage in the Light of Comparative Evidence

Author: Pirjo Lapinkivi

Publisher: State Archives of Assyria Studies

ISBN:

Category: Religious literature, Sumerian

Page: 309

View: 178

The primary purpose of this study is to increase understanding of Sumerian sacred marriage by approaching it from a comparative perspective. More generally, it is hoped that the study will illustrate the fruitfulness of the comparative approach for the study of Sumerian religion and royal ideology and that it will prove useful to the other fields of study whose sources were used as the comparative evidence. The comparative evidence includes sources from six different fields of study: Assyriology (first and second millennium love lyrics and rituals), Biblical studies (The Song of Songs), Classics (Graeco-Roman philosophies, Chaldean Oracles), Gnostic studies, Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) and Indology (Hindu rites and myths). Ancient Egyptian and Ugaritic evidence is also used. Part One of the study presents and analyzes the primary evidence for the Sumerian sacred marriage, starting with the Sumerian love song corpus, also known as the Dumuzi-Inanna (DI) love songs. In addition to the love song corpus, the evidence discussed in Part One includes second millennium literary texts and royal inscriptions referring to a marital relationship between the ruling king and Inanna/Istar. Part Two analyzes and discusses the constituent elements of the Sumerian sacred marriage (the actors of the marriage, and the timing and scene of the related ritual). At this point, some comparison with the parallel material is inevitable. Part Three presents the comparative evidence and a detailed analysis of the thematic elements shared by the different traditions. This section also includes a discussion of the concept of the soul in Mesopotamia and in other parts of the ancient world. Concepts of the Netherworld and afterlife in Mesopotamia are also examined.

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide with DVD

In addition to life-changing insights, you'll find a wealth of discussion questions in this Participant's Guide that will spark meaningful conversation in your group, between you and your spouse, or to simply ponder by yourself.

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780310880691

Category:

Page:

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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 to 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, you'll find a wealth of discussion questions in this Participant's Guide that will spark meaningful conversation in your group, between you and your spouse, or to simply ponder by yourself. You'll also find self-assessments, activities, and highlights all created to help you engage deeply and prayerfully with the content of this study. Sessions include: God's Purpose for Marriage: More Than We Imagine (24:30) The Refining Power of Marriage (12:30) The God-Centered Spouse (17:30) Sacred History (21:00) Sexual Saints (23:00) Marriage: The Love Laboratory (20:30) This pack contains one participant's guide and one DVD.

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

"Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with your spouse. It is a relationship God uses to help you know him more, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply."--Back cover

Author: Gary L. Thomas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310085867

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 843

This book of fifty-two weekly devotionals is a companion to Gary Thomas s Sacred Marriage, which enables couples to think and act upon this premise: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?"

The Sacred Marriage Rite

Lugalbanda : One of the heroic kings of the first dynasty of Erech. lukur: A priestess-devotee of Inanna who may have played the role of the goddess during the Sacred Marriage Rite. Lulal : A god of Badtibira, the son of Inanna.

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sacred marriage (Mythology).

Page: 170

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Sacred Marriage

Considers that God's primary intent for marriage is not to promote happiness as much as it is to promote holiness, citing within marriage the potiential for enabling each partner to discover and reveal Christ's character. Reprint.

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780310291466

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Considers that God's primary intent for marriage is not to promote happiness as much as it is to promote holiness, citing within marriage the potiential for enabling each partner to discover and reveal Christ's character. Reprint.

Sacred Marriage

A two-in-one book and devotional focuses on discovering God's primary intent for marriage.

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780310332947

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 453

View: 820

A two-in-one book and devotional focuses on discovering God's primary intent for marriage.

Sacred Marriage

It contains a contemporary translation of the Song and the classic King James version, as well as a line-by-line commentary. Here is a perfect wedding or engagement gift.

Author: Nicholas Ayo

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780826410306

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 796

"Sacred Marriage" is a book for lovers. It offers commentary on the Song of Songs that is at once visual and textual, aiming to delight the eye and enrich the spirit. It contains a contemporary translation of the Song and the classic King James version, as well as a line-by-line commentary. Here is a perfect wedding or engagement gift.

The Egyptian Path of Love

Providing a unique mixture of self development and ancient wisdom, this is not so much an esoteric manual on the Egyptian mysteries, as a plain and simple workbook on how to stay on the path of love.

Author: Katy Noura Butler

Publisher: Axis Mundi Books

ISBN: 9781846940644

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 690

Providing a unique mixture of self development and ancient wisdom, this is not so much an esoteric manual on the Egyptian mysteries, as a plain and simple workbook on how to stay on the path of love. With meditations, affirmations, exercises and concise explanations, it will appeal both to beginners and those who have been following a spiritual path for many years.