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By Dennis Hiebert

ISBN-10: 149821214X

ISBN-13: 9781498212144

ISBN-10: 1606088963

ISBN-13: 9781606088968

each tradition has a manner of perceiving and practising marriage. Many modern Western Christians mistake what their tradition prescribes relating to marriage with what the Bible portrays, and thereby take as biblical what's only cultural. Uncritical conformity to cultural imperatives of marriage then turns into a Christian advantage, and a candy quit. Few realize, less query this confusion, even if its results are dangerous. In Sweet Surrender Dennis Hiebert demanding situations Christians to realize what's cultural of their view of marriage, carry as not obligatory what's no longer explicitly required via the Bible, and dwell out their marriages in the transcendent grace of God. Gaining higher information can unfastened marriages from the keep an eye on of tradition for whatever extra easily yet deeply Christian. Marriages gain once they are published from cultural directives that aren't biblical callings, no matter if they decide to preserve them as cultural practices. This ebook is for Christians who're able to reconsider their assumptions approximately marriage.

"Contemplating marriage is, itself, an act of brave and clever cultural engagement, and Dennis Hiebert serves as a professional advisor. Sweet Surrender can assist readers imagine anew approximately what marriage, intimacy, intercourse, and love suggest in a number of cultural contexts."
--Jenell Paris, Professor of Anthropology, Messiah College

"In this biblically educated publication, Hiebert makes use of the concept that of candy hand over to explain the fewer than fit method within which biblical beliefs for marriage are surrendered to modern socio-cultural norms. This insightful e-book is well timed for either [married] contributors and people trying to comprehend the complexity of marriage in a postmodern society with competing platforms of ethical constitution. . . . I strongly suggest this publication for Christian leaders, academics, or someone else who wishes [to] know the way the biblical essence of marriage could be recaptured in modern society."
--Jack Balswick, Senior Professor of Sociology and kin improvement, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Dennis Hiebert bargains a frightening problem to modern rules (Christian and secular) approximately marriage. From mate choice to intimacy, Dennis indicates 'mandates' we carry approximately marriage are much less biblical than cultural, extra stimulated via Western individualism than Christian fact. instead of supplying one other inspiring learn of what marriage should be, Sweet Surrender presents a corrective to unrealistic expectancies carry for this ever-changing institution."
--Lisa Graham McMinn, author in place of dwelling, George Fox University

Dennis Hiebert, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at windfall collage collage in Canada, the place he has taught classes in Marriage and family members for over 20 years. A former president of the organization of Christians instructing Sociology, he has authored quite a few educational articles at the intersection of Christianity and sociology. Dennis and his spouse stay in southern Manitoba and feature grownup sons.

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