When Sinners Say “I Do”
No matter how you cut it, all marriages are composed of damaged, selfish, and incredibly optimistic people. In his When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage, Dave Harvey shares gospel strategies for encouraging sinners to learn to be lovers.
As he says in the preface:
“If you are married, or soon to be married, you are discovering that your marriage is not a romance novel. Marriage is the union of two people who arrive toting the luggage of life. And that luggage always contains sin. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. But the suitcases are always there, sometimes tripping their owners, sometimes popping open unexpectedly and disgorging forgotten contents. We must not ignore our sin, because it is the very context where the gospel shines brightest.”
The focus of marriage is God’s glory
Harvey begins to lay out the purpose of marriage with this powerful bombshell:
“When we begin to orient our marriages around biblical truth, we see something amazing. Marriage was not just invented by God, it belongs to God. He has a unique claim over its design, purpose, and goals. It actually exists for him more than it exists for you and me and our spouses.”
In the rest of When Sinners Say “I Do,” Harvey lays out the best practices for reorienting ourselves to this powerful truth.
The power of this book lies in the focus. It doesn’t offer us a to-do list of things that every successful spouse needs to do to make their marriage work. Instead, it encourages us to do the more profound and difficult work of changing our perspective and seeing our marriages—no, scratch that—our lives in a different light.
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