In today's culture divorce is no longer the exception but rather the expectation. Even the church is no longer surprised when yet another marriage is broken. Indeed, the union of husband and wife has always had its challenges but has never faced the intensity of attacks like it does now.
While some books offer a biblical approach to marriage issues and others address practical matters, it is rare to find one that addresses both with equal measure. In The Christ-Shaped Marriage
, Russell D. Moore begins by recognizing how Christian marriage reflects something at the very fabric of the universe: the union between Christ and his church. So it is no wonder marriage can be so difficult -- it is a standing ground where demonic powers rage against the icon of the gospel they so despise.
Marriage then is spiritual warfare. And the more we grasp the gospel, the more we see the meaning of love, sex, romance, and fidelity. And the more we grasp the meaning of those things, the more we feel the pulse of the gospel in what is truly a Christ-shaped marriage.