When Sinners Say "I Do"
Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage
Paperback. 190 pages
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Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and woman who are building a life together. When Sinners Say "I Do" is about encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage.
Dave's writing style embraces the reader as he speaks honestly, and sometimes humorously, about sin and the power of the Gospel to overcome it. He opens the delightful truth of God's Word and encourages the reader to see more clearly the glorious picture of what God does when sinners say, "I do".
"Only sinners need a Savior. That’s the beginning that leads us to grace. This is not a depressing thought. It recognizes that to get to the heart of marriage, we must deal with the heart of sin. A great pastor once said, “Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.” He was getting at a profound truth of the gospel. Until we understand the problem, we will not be able to delight in the solution. Grace is truly amazing because of what we’re saved from. There lies hope for sinners who say 'I do.'"
Dave Harvey skillfully exposes the real root of most marriage problems - each spouse is still a sinner. But he doesn't leave us to wallow in our sin. He shows the way out through the ongoing power of the Gospel. This book will be helpful for any married couple whether they've been married five weeks or fifty years.
- Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness
Dave Harvey not only offers a biblical diagnosis of marital strife, but prescribes the cure as well — the gospel. When Sinners Say “I Do” provides clarity in conflict, hope in despair, and points the way to a joy-filled, God glorifying marriage.
- C.J. Mahaney, author of Humility