The church’s emphasis on abstinence in dating sometimes leaves people feeling as if the Bible says that sex itself is bad.
Not only is that not what the Bible says . . . it’s not even close.
Matt and Lauren Chandler are hosting an online marriage conference from February 19–20. Together, they’ll discuss God’s good design for love, marriage, sex, and redemption—sharing insights from their own struggles coupled with what Scripture reveals about romance.
After 40 years of marriage, John and Noël Piper wrote This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence, where they share many of the insights they’ve gained over decades of pursuing Christ together, and offer biblical insight into the purpose of marriage.
Using the Visual Copy tool in Logos 6, I’ve assembled some of the most frequently highlighted quotes from this book, as well as few quotes that stood out to me personally. These are some of the passages and sentiments that have resonated the most with people who read the book.
Here are 7 quotes on marriage from John and Noël Piper:
For more biblical insight on marriage, get yourself a copy of This Momentary Marriage, and see what John and Noël Piper can share with you and your spouse about the divine purpose of your relationship to each other.
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FaithSmiles.com actively seeks out videos that make you laugh, let you cry, and help you experience the glory of our creator. One of those videos shares the beautiful story of Ian and Larissa:
It’s only when life gets hard that we discover the true depths of our love. Ian and Larissa provide a powerful reflection of God’s love for us, and the story of their marriage challenges our own understanding of what it means to truly love someone else—and ultimately illuminates the purpose of marriage.
Ian and Larissa’s marriage is more than just a story that warms your heart. It’s an example of two lives that have become one—two people fully united in Christ.
The quote Ian and Larissa share at their wedding says:
Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically; it is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church. Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children. . . . Either way, it is short. It may have many bright days, or it may be covered with clouds. . . . But if we set our face to make our marriage mainly what God designed it to be, no sorrows and no calamities can stand in our way. Every one of them will be, not an obstacle to success, but a way to succeed. The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ in his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.
—John Piper, This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence
Let their story inspire yours.
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Bestselling authors and relationship experts Bill and Pam Farrel have teamed up with Faithlife to host a book group centered on their new devotional, A Couple’s Journey with God. To better connect the book group with the authors, we sat down with Bill and Pam. Here’s what they told us.
Q: Is it true you have a formula in Red-Hot Monogamy that calculates how much time it takes for a couple to create a love that lasts a lifetime?
Yes, we explain how much T.I.M.E. investment it takes to keep a red-hot love life with a simple acrostic:
Q: What are a few ways couples can keep the Bible central to their relationship?
Bill and I see Bible study like one wonderful adventure! Anytime we learn something about biblical history, context, or words, we run and share it with the other! We also encourage couples to do the simple basics so they can feel successful with the Bible:
Have a five-minute time in the Word, like we encourage in A Couple’s Journey with God.
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With their trademark insight, humor, and candid personal perspectives, Bill and Pam reveal the truth about sexual relationships in marriage and what husbands and wives need to know to keep the embers burning.
With humor and creativity, Pam delivers humor and wisdom in a fun woman-to-woman style through inspirational stories, godly advice, and easy-to-read offerings that include:
Every parent wants to help their children make wise choices. Now Bill and Pam bring their trademark humor and characteristic wisdom to one of the scariest topics of all: teaching kids about sex.
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