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I love John Piper, and I love God even more! I am grateful for John Piper's ministry, his desire to apply God's Word to our lives and help us live rightly. I found this book very helpful in reminding me that I am a living message to this fallen world. My husband read this book, and said, "He keeps saying the same thing over and over again! 'Marriage is a picture of Christ's relationship to the church.'" Yes, Piper does keep saying that, because we need to understand and remember and embrace that idea. Our earthly marriages are a picture, a parable, of Christ's love for the church and His sacrifice on our behalf. My marriage is to show that, to model sacrificial, covenantal, selfless love for my husband, so that the world will see what love looks like. I have far to go, but I believe with all my heart that God is and will continue to enable me to love my husband rightly. And as we learn to love each other better, we are growing in our understanding of Christ's perfect love for us, and delighting in a taste of heaven, when we shall be known fully by the One Who made us and desires the best for us.