*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.
“Marriage is to make us more holy than happy.”
While that sounds rather religious and Puritan in sound, Gary Thomas’ book Sacred Marriage shows how marriage can make us more like God.
Marriage teaches us to love sacrificially, to humble ourselves, to extend forgiveness, to strive towards a mutual goal (teamwork building), and build character to new a few benefits.
Many go into marriage thinking it will make them happy on some level. Thomas wants couples to enter marriage thinking of how God can use their marriage to honor Him. With that mindset, seeking to serve my spouse is mirroring what Jesus did for us: served us by dying sacrificially.
Would that more marriage partners serve each other by sacrificing. Were that so, divorce may not have gained the ground that it has.