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By Claire

“Altared is a must-read for younger Christians hungering for a pragmatic, biblically wealthy tackle love and marriage within the twenty-first century.”
—Katelyn Beaty, editor, Christianity this day magazine, Her.meneutics

Mar•riage-hap•py \mar´-ij-hap´e¯\ adj 1: Having an inordinate preoccupation with marital goals, occasionally on the price of alternative Christian priorities, typically noticeable in evangelicals. 2: A giddiness stemming from all issues concerning marriage.
In the frenzied pursuit of romance, Christians occasionally lose sight of the best commandments: to like God and to like others. Distracted by means of marriage ceremony bells and exuberant hopes for a happily-ever-after, Christians usually overlook the better imaginative and prescient of Christ’s name to love.
What if God is much less labored up approximately marriage than we are?
With honesty and perception, Claire and Eli ask us to shift our pondering clear of marriage or singleness and towards love and discipleship.
Drawing from luminaries like Augustine, the barren region Fathers, and Bonhoeffer, they invite you to affix their real-life exploration of affection as they convincingly show why a love for God and for one’s neighbor are to be our best priorities, no matter if we're unmarried or married

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I wanted to know for the sake of Claire and also for myself. I can’t say our story is one I’m exactly proud of, although I can’t help being fond of it. The story, which is true, works something like a photo negative to the other pages here, a set of inverted colors prior to full-colored illumination. The boy-meets-girl stuff happened long before the rest of this book came about, and perhaps could be read as our first attempt to make sense of that certain tension in our lives, the conflict between the story we’d been told since childhood and the reality in which our relationship was growing.

It is about growing up in a web of hyper-romance and sermons nudging us down the aisle. It is about how, as we get older, we rigidly define the qualities we’re seeking in a “soul mate” as we look past our neighbors, our brothers and sisters, and the least of these. It is about the observation that Christians don’t approach romantic relationships all that differently from the way other folks do. It is about our growing understanding that God’s plan includes more than hearts and flowers and a happy ending with rice flying in the air above a tuxedo and a white dress.

CHRISTINE GARDNER, associate professor, Wheaton College, and author of Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns “A much needed wake-up call—a plea for a paradigm shift in the way that we think of love, marriage, and ourselves as followers of Jesus. ” —DR. LUCY COLLINS, professor of philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics “A noble and necessary book, Altared does the hard work of mining the Bible and Christian luminaries like Augustine, Calvin, and Bonhoeffer for insights concerning dating, marriage and love, and then delivers that truth in hearty, yet practical ways.

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