There is no shortage of books that deal with the subject of marriage. Literature dealing with the husband and wife relationship, written from both a Christian and non-Christian perspective often cover the same well worn ground. The emphasis in The Diamond Marriage: Have Ultimate Purpose in Your Marriage is not primarily on the marital relationship, but rather questions like, “Why has God gone to such great lengths to create marriage as we know it?” and “What is the purpose of marriage?”
A recent report found that the national divorce rate in the United States stands at 34% while for those who claim to be Christians it is 33%. It would appear that having strong Christian convictions does not lessen the incidence of divorce, and it seems that today's Christians are less convinced they should stick together “till death do us part” than their predecessors. Why are many Christian marriages dutiful but joyless? What has led us to be content with such an understanding of Christian love in marriage? How can joy in marriage be revived?
Packed with insight, wisdom, and wit, Vibert's biblical perspective on marriage helps us re-assess our long-held views and restore marriage to its rightful status—for us and before God.
- Title: The Diamond Marriage: Have Ultimate Purpose in Your Marriage
- Author: Simon Vibert
- Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 176
About Simon Vibert
Simon Vibert is Vice Principal and Director of the School of Preaching at Wycliffe Hall. Prior to that he was the minister of St. Luke's Church of England, in Southwest London. He studied in the USA, taught at a Bible school in Haiti and is Chairman of Fellowship of Word & Spirit in Southwark Diocese. Simon is a preaching facilitator with Lanham Partnership.