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
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.
"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.
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.
"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."
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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.
The Sacred Search is full of wisdom and good ideas. I plan to give it to my sons to read.
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.
I see successful marriages as emerging from shared values, deep listening, and openness to holy otherness.
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.
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.
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.