Our modern-day obsession with “instant gratification” is mass producing a society marked by personal self-absorption and relational brokenness. Michael Thiessen convincingly shows how friendship, commitment, and sex suffer as a result. With relevant honesty, biblical application and keen pastoral insight Michael has written a powerful guide for young people, parents, and spiritual leaders. This book is your invitation to experience the resurgence of happy marriages, blissful friendships, and healthy families.
In a culture in which instant-sexual-gratification-without-commitment is promoted as the pinnacle of human happiness, Pursuing a First-Class Marriage helps young adults (and the parents who love them) think through questions about dating and relationships in an authentically Christian way. Honest, wise, and practical, Michael Thiessen is not afraid of tackling the difficult questions head-on and as he does, offers a beautiful and biblical vision of what marriage can really be.
Mike Thiessen has written an uncommonly common-sense book on male- female relationships that honors and celebrates God’s distinctive design for marriage between a complementary man and woman. Using accessible, real- world experiences and the truth of Scripture, he treats the subject of marriage and sex with the warmth and dignity it rightly deserves.
Michael Thiessen has provided us with a refreshing and thoroughly biblical alternative to our sexually supercharged culture. Michael helps us rethink dating, marriage, sexuality, and commitment by taking us to God’s blueprint and illustrating his themes in a creative manner through the image of flight. If you are a church leader, an educator, a parent, or a person who thinks you are ready for a relationship, this promises to be an important read.
Followers of Jesus Christ are called to resist conformity to the wider culture, and nowhere is this more crucial than in the area of dating, courtship, and marriage. All around us, Christians are failing in the area of sexual ethics. But perhaps the greater problem is the failure of pastors and teachers to talk candidly about sex. In this book, Mike Thiessen helps us think biblically and realistically about the way we move toward marriage. The book is true both to Scripture and to the realities of human experience. I hope this book will help people who are headed toward marriage, and stimulate pastors to talk about the topic courageously.
To a culture that promotes variety over value, tinkering over thinking, and fun over faithfulness, Pursuing a First-Class Marriage offers a biblical trajectory for navigating the often turbulent process of finding “the one.” Michael Thiessen simultaneously entertains and instructs, making this book an ideal gift for high school graduates and college students.
Mike Thiessen provides an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand book on the biblical view of marriage. But that doesn’t mean Mike shies away from the more difficult and delicate issues in contemporary culture. Not at all; Mike deals with pertinent and meaningful facets of twenty-first-century courtship and marriage by carefully examining biblical truth, applying it to current trends, and expressing it in a thoughtful and sensitive manner.