God’s gracious plan to make His character and glory known though the institutions of marriage and family is under cultural attack like never before. Pastors’ and biblical counselors’ offices are filled daily with families struggling to find their way. Kostenberger’s first edition of God, Marriage, and Family was the most extensive work to date on the biblical and theological framework for understanding God’s intent for the family: marriage, parenting, singleness, divorce and remarriage, same-sex attraction, etc. His second edition provides significant updates in every area, plus completely new sections on the theology of sex and parenting teens. This book also contains the most exhaustive bibliography on issues of marriage, parenting and family I have ever seen. God, Marriage, and Family should be on the shelf of every pastor, biblical counselor and Christian home.

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