SKU (ISBN): 9780830845422
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Print On Demand Product
Part I: The Church And Culture As Easy Bedfellows
1. Disney Princesses, Taylor Swift, And The Bachelor: Pop Culture As Premarital Counselor And Sex Therapist
2. The Internal Narratives Of Contemporary Evangelicalism: Waiting On True Love, Kissing Dating Goodbye, And Bringing Up Princes And Princesses
Part II: Reconsidering The Biblical Witness
3. Bone Of My Bones And Flesh Of My Flesh: The First Testament On Marriage And What It Means To Be Human
4. Like A Virgin: The New Testament On Singleness And What It Means To Be Sexual
Part III: Developing A Theological Framework
5. The Call Of Marriage (or, Why Christians Should Get Married)
6. Desire In Singleness: Ascetics And Eternity (or, Why Christians Don’t Need To Get Married) (By Joshua Beckett)
7. Sex, Saints, And Singleness: Practical (Re)Consideration
Conclusion: A Family Who Forgives Together . . .
Should all Christians be married?Although we might quickly respond “no,” our cultural stories and norms-including those in the church-often communicate “yes.”Theologian and husband Kutter Callaway considers why marriage, which is a blessing from God, shouldn’t be expected or required of all Christians. Through an examination of Scripture, cultural analysis, and personal accounts, he reflects on how our narratives have limited our understanding of marriage and obscured our view of the life-giving and kingdom-serving roles of single people in the church.In doing so, Callaway helps the church craft a new story that transforms the way we look at marriage and affirms the contributions of all to the body of Christ.