Does the Bible provide a construct for marriage that is relevant for a confused world? This book reflects a pastor's conviction that biblical revelation culminating in Christ does speak to the issues and potentials for marriage in such a world. By focusing on what the biblical vocabulary of marriage, from Genesis to Revelation, may reveal of the Creator-Redeemer's intent for marriage, Ernest D. Martin develops a Christological paradigm for marriage that is consistent and applicable. Pastors, teachers, and counselors will find biblical faith perspectives useful in responding to the challenges and opportunities they face in the several phases of marital relationships. This short book will greatly benefit anyone seriously concerned with what the Bible says about marriage. ""Ernest D. Martin has given us a timely treatise on the current state of marriage and sexuality in this country. With the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor he avoids the shrillness that often accompanies this subject. His in-depth review of the Scriptures deserves a fair review. Some people may find the book a bit difficult to read, but the author is to be commended for keeping the discussion at an elevated level."" --Gerald W. Kaufman coauthor of Monday Marriage: Celebrating the Ordinary and Freedom Fences: How to Set Limits that Free You to Enjoy Your Marriage and Family ""I wholeheartedly recommend Ernest D. Martin's Toward a Biblical Theology of Marriage as a sound work in biblical studies and as an invaluable resource. It will prove to be very helpful for all students and teachers of the Bible who have a heart for God's intentions with marriage and wish to read God's Word and listen to it in depth once again. We are given profound insights regarding the idea of marriage as we follow its trails in the Bible."" --Christoph Monsch-Rinderknecht President of Marriage Week Switzerland Ernest D. Martin is a retired Mennonite pastor living in eastern Ohio. He is the author of Colossians-Philemon, Believers Church Bible Commentary (1993).