Just How Married Do You Want to Be?: Practicing Oneness in Marriage

Just How Married Do You Want to Be?: Practicing Oneness in Marriage


By (author) Jim Sumner, By (author) Sarah Sumner, Foreword by John Burke, Foreword by Kathy Burke

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  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 18mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Illinois
  • ISBN 10: 0830833935
  • ISBN 13: 9780830833931
  • Sales rank: 954,798

Product description

Men Are from Strip Clubs. Women Are from Seminary. Jim and Sarah Sumner met at church. Jim, a new Christian and former male stripper, impressed Sarah with his desire to grow in his faith and to see people meet the God he had met. Sarah, a Ph.D. in theology and a division leader in evangelism, impressed Jim with her depth of knowledge and heart for discipleship. Their mutual admiration slowly turned to love, and the two were married. Just how married they're becoming is the story of this book. Sarah and Jim lay out a fresh approach to how husbands and wives relate biblically in marriage. In a culture where gender roles are often misunderstood, the Bible's teaching on the marital relationship is made more complex than it need be. What does it mean when we read that "the husband is the head of the wife"? How should the husband's headship play out when married couples deal with such issues as conflict and decision-making? Read this book and discover a fresh vision for how couples can become "one flesh" in a marriage that honors God.

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"Just How Married Do You Want to Be? is the memoir of a marriage--riveting, honest, self-revelatory and full of evidences of the grace and mercy of Christ--and a reexamination of the meaning of headship in marriage. Readers will walk away from this book with a vivid memory of the fascinating courtship and marital journey of Jim and Sarah Sumner, and with important new insights related to a biblical theology of marriage. I highly recommend this book."--Dr. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, McAfee School of Theology, and president, Evangelicals for Human Rights