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The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search

What If It's Not About Who You Marry, But Why?

by Gary Thomas

"The Sacred Search will help those who desire marriage to pursue it in a manner that deepens their faith, honors God, and blesses their future spouse."

—Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family

About the Book & Author

About the Book & Author

What if being "in love" isn't a good enough reason to get married? Read more about the new relationship book by best-selling author Gary Thomas.

Excerpts from The Sacred Search

Excerpts from The Sacred Search

Gary Thomas

"The reward for making a wise marital choice is so tremendous that I don't want you to miss it." Read selected excerpts from The Sacred Search.

Praise for <em>The Sacred Search</em>

Praise for The Sacred Search

Read what Focus on the Family's Jim Daly, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott and others are saying about Gary Thomas' new book on choosing a life partner.

Finding True Love: A Q&A with Gary Thomas

Finding True Love: A Q&A with Gary Thomas

"If you base your marriage on spiritual purpose, I believe you'll be both happier and more fulfilled at the end of your life, rather than taking the route so many do: basing their decision on things that fade, and then regretting that decision for decades."

Author Website

Author Website

Visit Gary Thomas' website for more books, videos, seminars and free resources.

The Sacred Search Couple's Guide

The Sacred Search Couple's Guide

Gary Thomas

In this companion resource to The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas helps dating and engaged couples work through the critical issues and questions they must address before they decide to marry.

Book Club Roundtable

Marry For Life by Marrying Right

Marry For Life by Marrying Right

Rebecca Hamilton

The Sacred Search is full of wisdom and good ideas. I plan to give it to my sons to read.

Finding Your Soul Mate

Finding Your Soul Mate

Alexis Neal

Wise, informed decision making can help you avoid some of the more common obstacles of marriage, but at the end of the day, God is sovereign, and there are no guarantees.

Finding Angels in Boulders

Finding Angels in Boulders

Bruce Epperly

I see successful marriages as emerging from shared values, deep listening, and openness to holy otherness. 

An Outward-Oriented Marriage

An Outward-Oriented Marriage

Leah Libresco

If you wouldn't want to be assigned to work with your beloved on a project, then you're probably headed for some trouble, however much you like zer jokes and smile. 

Reframing the Basis of Marriage

Reframing the Basis of Marriage

Christian Piatt

For years, I blamed religion for breaking up my family. But in fact, they were set up for failure from the beginning in some ways.

Is the Who at War with the Why?

Is the Who at War with the Why?

Sarah Reinhard

This whole notion of "The One Person" is not biblically based, and chances are, it's not true for any of us. Thomas presents it well.

Gary Thomas on Sacred Marriage

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