Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage


      Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage
Neither a comprehensive marriage manual, nor a complete exploration of the theological significance of marriage, Friends and Lovers focuses on two key ingredients in a vital marriage friendship and sexual intimacy Drawing from the wisdom of the Bible, especially the Book of Proverbs, Joel Beeke shows you how to grow closer to your spouse both emotionally and physically. Best Download Kindle ePUB Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage by Joel R. Beeke – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Dr Joel R Beeke serves as President and Professor of Systematic Theology, Church History, and Homiletics He has been in the ministry since 1978 and has served as a pastor of his current church since 1986 He is also editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society He has written, co authored, or edited fifty books and contributed over fifteen hundred articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias His Ph.D 1988 from Westminster Theological Seminary is in Reformation and Post Reformation Theology He is frequently called upon to lecture at Reformed seminaries and to speak at conferences around the world He and his wife, Mary, have three children Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

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  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage
  • Joel R. Beeke
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 1936760444

10 thoughts on “ Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage

  1. says:

    I own a wood burning stove When winter sets her teeth against us we light up our stove and it drives back the cold I have found that I need three kinds of wood to keep the fire hot First, you need big logs that will burn long and hot Second, you need kindling, small twigs, to get the fire going But third, you need medium size pieces to help the big logs stay lit If you end up with just a big log it will often go out Pastor Beeke s book is a medium size log He does not go into deep I own a wood burning stove When winter sets her teeth against us we light up our stove and it drives back the cold I have found that I need three kinds of wood to keep the fire hot First, you need big logs that will burn long and hot Second, you need kindling, small twigs, to get the fire going But third, you need medium size pieces to help the big logs stay lit If you end up with just a big log it will often go out Pastor Beeke s book is a medium size log He does not go into deep theological discussions about marriage He does unpack every possible inference from I Corinthians 7 or Leviticus 18 But this is also not a series of blog posts that function like kindling The book is only 93 pages long, but it is packed with practical insights into how to make your wife your best friend and how to love her in the bedroom You will not find all your practical or theological questions answered B...

  2. says:

    Very short, well written book on what the relationship should be between a couple and how to create and maintain a healthy, God honoring marriage through the conflicts that can arise between two sinners who are seeking to honorably love one another.

  3. says:

    Solid little book.

  4. says:

    Como seu estilo, Joel Beeke juntou verdades preciosas da Escritura com muitas aplica es e conselhos pr ticos relevantes em grande parte extra dos dos Puritanos sobre a custosa, mas imprescind vel amizade que deve haver no casamento e a consequente vida de intimidade sexual do casal Muito bom

  5. says:

    Concise, readable, and sound Makes me want to readfrom Beeke sooner than later.

  6. says:

    A solid little book on the oft neglected aspect of marriage friendship with ones spouse, and on the oft distorted aspect of marriage sexual intimacy with one s spouse.

  7. says:

    Joel Beeke is quickly becoming one of my favorite pastors to read because the books I ve read are saturated in the gospel, full of quotations from the Puritans, and his tone is pastoral But most importantly he handles the word of God with the skill of a physician Listen to the tone from the outset, May the Spirit of God blow upon your marriage through the Word of Christ so that smoldering coals of love may burst onceinto flame, and may the fire of love be refueled to produce marriages Joel Beeke is quickly becoming one of my favorite pastors to read because the books I ve read are saturated in the gospel, full of quotations from the Puritans, and his tone is pastoral But most importantly he handles the word of God with the skill of a physician Listen to the tone from the outset, May the Spirit of God blow upon your marriage through the Word of Christ so that smoldering coals of love may burst onceinto flame, and may the fire of love be refueled to produce marriages that blaze with love to the glory of God Kindle Locations 207 209.I wish all of the books I ve read approached discipleship and Christian growth with that love and focus.Recently another book was released that approached marriage from the perspective of friendship and sex but with far less tact in my opinion Beeke tackles friendship first rooting it in the gospel The entire f...

  8. says:

    This quick and deep read shows how thru marriage the Glory of God is revealed Marriage is important to God and thru the pages of this insightful book we can share with our spouse Jesus Marriage is a shared life but to often it can be very lonely As always the christian life is about who Jesus is and how we respond Same is true in the marriage The book does not give expectations that cannot be met but encouragement of what is true and to fix our eyes on that I was very encouraged by Joel This quick and deep read shows how thru marriage the Glory of God is revealed Marriage is important to God and thru the pages of this insightful book we can share with our spouse Jesus Marriage is a shared life but to often it can be very lonely As always the christian life is about who Jesus is and how we respond Same is true in the marriage The book does not give expectations that cannot be met but encouragement of what is true and to fix our eyes on that I was very encouraged by Joel Beeke s statement that sex should communicate honor to person He reminds us that love is the essence of the law and true obedience to God means serving him with gladness There can be idols in a marriage and they are identified has the idol of perfect beauty, the idol of pleasure and the idol of preganancy None of these are bad in themselves but only when we are consumed by them instead of being consumed by our creator It can also cause division between our spouse ...

  9. says:

    These 108 pages are well worth the few hours it will take you to read this book This was the first book I ve read from Beeke, and I subsequently added severalof his books to my list I have not read lots of marriage books, but of the ones I have read Beeke s is unique in addressing in law relationships Beeke s chapter on sex in marriage is also helpful in addressing the question of Can We _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Beeke writes with you unique pastoral wisdom and care, and any Christian husband or These 108 pages are well worth the few h...

  10. says:

    Very easy read that reminds and stirs of the richness of marriage in Christ s light and in His gospel Also made me so thankful for the awesome, grace filled wife God has given me.

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