Recommended & in the Knox Library: “The Intimate Mystery: Creating Strength and Beauty in Your Marriage” by Dan B. Allender

Intimate MysteryWhat do you want out of your marriage?

Do you simply want to get along and be happy? Or do you desire real intimacy–the kind of relationship that will challenge you to grow as an individual and satisfy you in a much deeper way than you have imagined?

Contrary to what television and bridal magazines tell us, marriage is about much more than personal happiness. Marriage is about spiritual growth. God wants to use your marriage to shape your character and to carry out his purposes in the world through you as a couple.

The book of Genesis provides a matrix for understanding the intimate mystery of marriage in light of three commands–leave (your family of origin), weave (a life together) and cleave (through sexual intimacy). In this book, Dan Allender and Tremper Longman III explore and unpack the rich implications of this pattern.

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