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This Momentary Marriage

by John Piper
A Parable of Permanence

The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is—and has always been—gargantuan.

Reflecting on more than 40 years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church. He aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’ unswerving allegiance to and affection for His bride. This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced and remarried alike. Now available in paperback with a freshly redesigned cover, Piper’s book on marriage holds even greater appeal.

192 pages