Breaking the Marriage Idol - Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms

Author(s): Kutter Callaway

Relationships | Single Minded | The Single Life

Should all Christians be married? Although we might quickly respond "no," our cultural stories and norms—including those in the church—often communicate "yes." Theologian and husband Kutter Callaway considers why marriage, which is a blessing from God, shouldn't be expected or required of all Christians. Through an examination of Scripture, cultural analysis, and personal accounts, he reflects on how our narratives have limited our understanding of marriage and obscured our view of the life-giving and kingdom-serving roles of single people in the church. In doing so, Callaway helps the church craft a new story that transforms the way we look at marriage and affirms the contributions of all to the body of Christ.


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Kutter Callaway (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue and Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience. Prior to teaching at Fuller, Callaway served in pastoral ministry for nearly a decade, focusing primarily on young and emerging adults. He writes for Christianity Today, Fuller's Reel Spirituality website and the Huffington Post.

General Fields

  • : 9780830845422
  • : InterVarsity Press
  • : IVP Books
  • : June 2018
  • : books

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  • : Kutter Callaway
  • : Paperback
  • : 278