Why should we care about marriage?
There is a lot of confusion about the purpose of marriage today: outside the church as well as within it. Written by a distinguished Christian sociologist, Christian Marriage
is a theologically rich, biblically robust, and sociologically informed treatise on the nature and value of marriage. Drawing on recent social science research, empirical data, and social history, Ayers paints a picture of marriage as an institution meant for human flourishing.
Along the way, Ayers addresses such topics as:
- Dating and selection of a spouse
- The importance of premarital counseling
- Sex and procreation
- Mentoring and supporting unmarried believers
- Divorce and remarriage
- Current controversies surrounding premarital sex and same-sex marriage
Though the book is academically and theologically informed, it is written with a pastoral heart. It seeks to provide a rich resource for pastors and counselors on a topic of supreme importance to a vibrant church and society.