Living Together: Why Marriage is the Best Choice

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Mini Book
About: Living Together.

Past broken relationships, concerns about compatibility, and finances are just some of the reasons for the growing trend of couples living together without getting married. But marriage is not just a cultural institution by which people merge lives, bank accounts and homes, God is intimately involved in our relationships and his plan is for couples to express their love and oneness in their marriage relationship.

Ellen Dykas explains that marriage is about more than a husband and a wife. It’s a picture of the enduring relationship God has entered into with his people, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our commitment to each other mirrors God’s commitment to us. Marriage is hard work, but it is worth it, as glory to God and goodness in your life will come as you live out your faithfulness to God in your marriage. 

About the Author

Ellen Dykas, M.A., is the Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Harvest USA and oversees the gospel-centered teaching and discipleship of women struggling with relational, sexual, and victimization issues. She is a graduate of Covenant Seminary and has a graduate certificate in Biblical Counseling. In addition, she has over twenty years of experience in teaching and mentoring others through the Bible.

Ellen Dykas is passionate about ministry to women. “So many women are bound up in the pain and shame of their relational and sexual brokenness and are missing the joys of living out the gifting God has for them! I hope that anything I write or speak will draw women to our Healer who sets us free to walk in the rich purposes he has for each daughter of God,” she explains.