For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage

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Canon Press & Book Service, Jan 1, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 149 pages
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"Lord, here am I. Change him." "God, I'm trying. She started it." Common claims but they're so far from Trinitarian life. We invoke Christ at the wedding then seem to default to an alien theology afterward. In this simple and practical book, Doug Wilson offers a richer and more comprehensive theology of marriage than in his prior works. Here he grounds marriage in the life of the Trinity and in the life of the church. Marriage is intended to be a glorious picture of the gospel, and marriages grounded elsewhere regularly create a small hell on earth. Don't miss the riches of marriage.

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Review: For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage

User Review  - Nickvisel - Goodreads

Good read, good practical advice and knowledge to have for going into a marriage. Recommended for anybody married or engaged. Read full review

Review: For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Great topical overview from Doug. Lots of topics covered such that any married personóor any intending to beócan gain plenty of scriptural insight into this gloriously mysterious and often difficult journey of marriage. Read full review

Contents

Marriage Trinity and Incarnation
4
Imitation
12
The Virtue of Jealousy
16
Marriage and the Holy Spirit
20
Reciprocity
24
What Is Marriage?
30
Masculinity and Femininity
40
Duties of Husbands and Wives
48
Lies About Equality
90
Forgiveness
94
Divorce
102
Marriage and the Means of Grace
106
Study Your Spouse
110
Love and Respect
114
Wise Words in Marriage
122
Food Glorious Food
128

Headship
56
Submission
64
Men Are Stupid So Are Women
72
Exchanged Authority
80
Growing Old Together
132
Widowhood
136
Designed to be Sexual
140
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Douglas Wilson is senior pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and senior fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College. He writes widely on theology, culture, education, and family life in such books as Reforming Marriage, Future Men, and Fidelity. Visit DougWils.com

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