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HAPPILY EVER AFTER: Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage

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30 Devotions for Couples—by John Piper, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Francis Chan, and 10 other contributors  |  117 pages
Marriage: Harder than you expected, better than a fairy tale

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER: Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage, by John Piper, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Francis Chan, and 10 other contributors

Marriage between sinners has its inevitable messes. If you’ve been married longer than a week or two, you know how the hard realities of life in a fallen age can come crashing in. Perhaps you had a season of “once upon a time,” but soon enough you realized that this marriage, in this world, is not yet your “happily ever after.”

We want to help. We believe that God designed marriage not as a trial to be endured, but as a pointer to and catalyst for your greatest joy. God didn’t design marriage to be your storybook ending, but a fresh beginning, to help get you ready for the true “happily ever after” when together we see our great Bridegroom face to face.

Happily Ever After is a collection of thirty devotional readings—from staff and contributors to desiringGod.org—to shape, challenge, and inspire you and your spouse’s (or fiancé’s) vision of marriage.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The Goal of Marriage Is Not Marriage – FRANCIS CHAN
2. Seeing Jesus on the Stage of Marriage – P. J. TIBAYAN
3. Serpents, Seeds, and a Savior – NANCY DEMOSS WOLGEMUTH
4. A Special Agent for Change – MARSHALL SEGAL
5. Sex Is for Believers – JOHN PIPER
6. Marital Intimacy Is More Than Sex – JOSH SQUIRES
7. Superior Women—and the Men Who Can’t Out-Give Them – DOUGLAS WILSON
8. Good Listening Requires Patience – DAVID MATHIS
9. We Need to Talk about Submission – KIM CASH TATE
10. As Long as Both Shall Live – DAVID MATHIS
11. Unembarrassed by the Bible – JOHN PIPER
12. Do You Expect Your Marriage to Be Easy? – ADRIEN SEGAL
13. The Call to Love and Respect – DOUGLAS WILSON
14. Love Is More Than a Choice – JOHN PIPER
15. Wedded in a Real War – FRANCIS CHAN
16. Five Things Submission Does Not Mean – JOHN PIPER
17. A Possible Marriage-Saver in Nine Steps – JOHN PIPER
18. Seven Questions to Ask before Watching Something with Nudity – JOHN PIPER
19. Do Not Deprive One Another – JOHN PIPER
20. The Single Key to Personal Change – JOHN PIPER
21. Budgeting to Bless Your Spouse – MARSHALL SEGAL
22. A Wife’s Responsibility in Solving Marital Conflict – JOHN PIPER
23. Men Run on Respect, Women on Love – DOUGLAS WILSON
24. Just Forgive and Forbear? – JOHN PIPER
25. Loving Difficult People – STACY REAOCH
26. You Are Always in a Temple – JOHN PIPER
27. You Are Not the Perfect Spouse – JASMINE HOLMES
28. Should My Spouse Talk to Others about Our Marriage Struggles? – JOHN PIPER
29. Pray the Bible Together – DON WHITNEY
30. Committed to Someone Larger Than Marriage – MARSHALL SEGAL

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AUTHOR

John Piper, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Francis Chan, and 10 other staff and contributors to DesiringGod.org. See the Table of Contents in the Learn More section for a full list.

ISBN

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Print / PDF 978-1-941114-23-0, Mobi 978-1-941114-24-7, ePub 978-1-941114-25-4
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Marriage between sinners has its inevitable messes. If you’ve been married longer than a week or two, you know how the hard realities of life in a fallen age can come crashing in. Perhaps you had a season of “once upon a time,” but soon enough you realized that this marriage, in this world, is not yet your “happily ever after.”

We want to help. We believe that God designed marriage not as a trial to be endured, but as a pointer to and catalyst for your greatest joy. God didn’t design marriage to be your storybook ending, but a fresh beginning, to help get you ready for the true “happily ever after” when together we see our great Bridegroom face to face.

Happily Ever After is a collection of thirty devotional readings—from staff and contributors to desiringGod.org—to shape, challenge, and inspire you and your spouse’s (or fiancé’s) vision of marriage.

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