Altared: The True Story of a She, a He, and how They Both Got Too Worked Up about We
"Altared is a must-read for young Christians hungering for a realistic, biblically rich take on love and marriage in the twenty-first century."
--Katelyn Beaty, editor, Christianity Today magazine, Her.meneutics
Mar*riage-hap*py \mar´-ij-hap´eŻ\ adj 1: Having an inordinate preoccupation with marital pursuits, sometimes at the cost of other Christian priorities, commonly seen in evangelicals. 2: A giddiness stemming from all things related to marriage.
In the frenzied pursuit of romance, Christians sometimes lose sight of the greatest commandments: to love God and to love others. Distracted by wedding bells and exuberant hopes for a happily-ever-after, Christians often forget the greater vision of Christ's call to love.
What if God is less worked up about marriage than we are?
With honesty and insight, Claire and Eli ask us to shift our thinking away from marriage or singleness and toward love and discipleship.
Drawing from luminaries like Augustine, the Desert Fathers, and Bonhoeffer, they invite you to join their real-life exploration of love as they convincingly demonstrate why a love for God and for one's neighbor are to be our top priorities, whether we are single or married.
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I almost didn't get Altared by Claire and Eli. I wasn't super into the idea of reading another book about marriage. Most of you that know me well enough to know my stance on singleness- it being a ... Read full review
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"ALTARED: The true story of a SHE, a HE, and how they both got too worked up on about the WE" is non-traditional look at marriage in the Christian culture. The authors, Claire and Eli, willingly admit ... Read full review
IJ Purple Days
2J Love Thy Neighbor
3 The Train Rumbles Through
4 Tattered Ledgers I I
5 SelfDenial and the TyrannyofMine
6 Those Who Have FlungThemselves
7 Focus Offthe Family?
3 What Would It Mean?
II Beach Balls and Sex Talks
IE Loneliness the Ache
i3 Solitude the Posture
Appendix B Love
9 Tips from Tolstoy l 14 7