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  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: June 2022
  • ISBN: FVAN__DIE___GOSPELSHAPEDMARRIAGE9781433580710

Gospel-Shaped Marriage: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints

Van Dixhoorn, Emily; Begg, Alistair (foreword by); Van Dixhoorn, Chad

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A Gracious, Biblical Model for Marriage

Married Christians, and those preparing for marriage, know that they're sinners--and that their sin threatens God's great purposes for their union, including mutual support, companionship, and intimacy. But how often do believers recognize that they are also saints, equipped through God's power to create a healthy, loving marriage?

In Gospel-Shaped Marriage, Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn encourage couples with how Christ calls and enables them to love their spouse. They give a brief assessment of the biblical design for marriage while offering practical, proven advice for husbands and wives. Drawing from Scripture and the writings of Puritan minister William Gouge, their advice also prepares churches, friends, and others to support married couples in their lives.

  • Comprehensive and Theological: Includes a summary of marriage in redemptive history, recommended Bible verses with each chapter, and prayer prompts
  • Accessible: Offers guidance for singles preparing for marriage, young and mature couples, struggling couples, and those who want to strengthen their relationship
  • Practical Advice: Written by a pastor and his wife, this concise, easy-to-understand guide includes discussion questions for each chapter

Book Review: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints (challies.com) 

Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary and a former pastor in the United Kingdom and in Virginia. He is the author of Confessing the Faith and God’s Ambassadors.

Emily Van Dixhoorn (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a stay-at-home mom who leads and loves Bible studies and women’s retreats. Her first publication was a study guide to the book Confessing the Faith, a commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. Chad and Emily have five children.

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A Gracious, Biblical Model for Marriage

Married Christians, and those preparing for marriage, know that they're sinners--and that their sin threatens God's great purposes for their union, including mutual support, companionship, and intimacy. But how often do believers recognize that they are also saints, equipped through God's power to create a healthy, loving marriage?

In Gospel-Shaped Marriage, Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn encourage couples with how Christ calls and enables them to love their spouse. They give a brief assessment of the biblical design for marriage while offering practical, proven advice for husbands and wives. Drawing from Scripture and the writings of Puritan minister William Gouge, their advice also prepares churches, friends, and others to support married couples in their lives.

  • Comprehensive and Theological: Includes a summary of marriage in redemptive history, recommended Bible verses with each chapter, and prayer prompts
  • Accessible: Offers guidance for singles preparing for marriage, young and mature couples, struggling couples, and those who want to strengthen their relationship
  • Practical Advice: Written by a pastor and his wife, this concise, easy-to-understand guide includes discussion questions for each chapter

Book Review: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints (challies.com) 

Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary and a former pastor in the United Kingdom and in Virginia. He is the author of Confessing the Faith and God’s Ambassadors.

Emily Van Dixhoorn (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a stay-at-home mom who leads and loves Bible studies and women’s retreats. Her first publication was a study guide to the book Confessing the Faith, a commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. Chad and Emily have five children.

  • Cover Type:
  • 160 Pages
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: June 2022
  • ISBN: FVAN__DIE___GOSPELSHAPEDMARRIAGE9781433580710