Beyond “I Do”: What Christians believe about Marriage

In today’s shifting landscape of attitudes toward marriage, it is important to have firm ground on which to stand. Just what do Christians believe about marriage? Douglas Brouwer explores what the Bible says about married life and crafts a fresh, up-to-date understanding of marriage from a Christian point of view.

Beyond offering a contemporary theology of marriage, Brouwer addresses such perennially difficult subjects as power within a relationship, the role of love, the importance of spiritual compatibility, what divorce means, and what the Bible says about being single. He ends by drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a church pastor to offer “10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Marriage (Not That I Would Have Listened).” Packed with real-life stories, this easy-to-read book will be helpful to anyone wanting to reflect on marriage in the context of the Christian faith.