This Momentary Marriage

I posted a quick bit about John Piper’s book This Momentary Marriage last month with a link to download it in pdf for free.

Tim Challies has now reviewed the book and it is a review well worth reading. If you haven’t done so, do yourself a favor and download or buy the book and read it.

The point Piper makes time and time again is this: “Marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant relationship to his redeemed people, the church. And therefore, the highest meaning and the most ultimate purpose of marriage is to put the covenant relationship of Christ and his church on display. That is why marriage exists. If you are married, that is why you are married. If you hope to be, that should be your dream.” Thus staying married is not about staying in love but about keeping covenant; getting divorced involves not just breaking a covenant with a spouse but misrepresenting Christ and his covenant.

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