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Overview Driven by the pain of divorce he's seen in the lives of students, friends, and family members, Gushee examines the causes of the collapse of modern marriage. His scriptural approach offers central skills and virtues of successful married life. Includes an appendix and an extensive suggested reading list.
Publishers Description Driven by the pain of divorce he's seen in the lives of students, friends, and family members, Gushee looks closely at the causes of the collapse of modern marriage. His scriptural approach offers central skills and virtues of successful married life based on four foundational concepts: the creation purposes of marriage, the covenant structure of marriage, the kingdom possibilities of marriage, and the community context of marriage. Engaged and married couples, parents, lay leaders, children in troubled families, and children of divorce will find hope that marriage can again become a successful and sacred institution. An excellent resource for starting a marriage ministry in the local church, it will help men and women keep faith with one another-and with their children. Includes an appendix featuring interviews of children of divorce as well as an extensive suggested reading list.
Citations And Professional Reviews Getting Marriage Right: Realistic Counsel for Saving and Strengthening Relationships by David P. Gushee has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 07/01/2004 page 66
Books & Culture - 03/01/2012 page 22
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David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. A foremost expert in the field of Christian ethics, he is the author or editor of twenty books, including Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life, Changing Our Mind, and Evangelical Ethics. A regular blogger for Religion News Service, Gushee was recently elected to Vice President of the American Academy of Religion and to President of the Society of Christian Ethics. Visit his website at www.davidpgushee.com.
David P. Gushee currently resides in Jackson Atlanta, in the state of Tennessee. David P. Gushee was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
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Excellent insight into the institution of marriage May 9, 2004
In today's world there is no shortage of books that will claim to contain all the solutions you need for a great marriage, however they all pale in comparison to the insights contained in this book. By examining the covenantal nature of marriage, Dr. Gushee gets at the heart of what separates a great marriage from one that tragically ends as another statistic.