Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure (Paperback)
What makes love last a lifetime?
No one marries intending to fail. Each couple that says "I do" hopes for a long and beautiful life together. But as time passes, many drift apart, and some eventually call it quits.
But what about the ones who stay the course, who don’t just bear through marriage but actually love it? What’s their secret?
It’s simple, really: there is no secret. They follow God’s revealed design.
In Lasting Love, Alistair Begg unfolds this design. After laying theological foundations, he builds levels of application, showing how God’s blueprint makes marriages sturdy and vibrant.
Ideal for both those considering marriage and those already married, Lasting Love is a comprehensive book on the essentials of a great and godly union, such as:
- What the Bible says about marriage vows, gender roles, and parenting
- What to look for in a potential spouse
- How to cure and prevent marital decay
Heed the advice of this pastor who has seen too many marriages come and go. Let yours last a lifetime.
Includes a study guide for spouse and group discussion to help you put the book’s principles to practice.
About the Author
ALISTAIR BEGG (Trent University; London School of Theology; Westminster Seminary) was born in Scotland and spent the first 30 years of life in the United Kingdom. Since September of 1983, he has been the senior pastor at Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. He is the daily speaker on the national radio program Truth For Life which stems from his weekly Bible teaching at Parkside, and is the author of Made For His Pleasure, Lasting Love, and What Angels Wish They Knew. He and his wife, Susan, have three grown children.
"Alistair Begg’s book Lasting Love has been encouraging and strengthening marriages for almost 20 years. This book is more then a book on marriage it also deals with what it means to be father and mother within the context of marriage. This book provides a thoroughly biblical understanding of marriage and the roles assigned to husband and wife. In addition there are powerful illustrations given of the truths taught in this book. The example of Robertson McQuilken used to illustrate the “in sickness” aspect of marriage vows is a touching picture of the beauty of biblical marriage. Begg writes from the complementarian perspective, and demonstrates the biblical nature of his position as well as demonstrating the challenges that arise when the biblical pattern of marriage is abandoned as has been done by the greater part of American society. Books on marriage usually have very short life spans, they are popular for a time and then forgotten in obscurity. This book is not like this it is one that will benefit those considering marriage; those newly married, and even those who have been married for some time. This review was made possible through a digital copy provided by the publisher through Net Galley."
Reviewed by Steven Dresen, Net Galley, Aug 7, 2015