Introduction: Understanding the Promise of Marriage

Lifelong commitments can be better than engaged couples want to believe. The dating, caring, and affection of premarital enjoyment doesn’t have to be lost forever in failed expectations and disillusionment. Marriage is worth the risk in a world where divorce claims one out of two marriages.

Yet, to reclaim the vision of what a marital relationship can be, we need to take a look at our expectations, our motives, and our faith in God Himself. In the following pages, Our Daily Bread Ministries staff writer David Egner shows us how the wisdom of the Bible can renew and rekindle the promise of marriage for very imperfect people.

Martin R. De Haan II