The Meaning of Marriage

 

The Meaning of Marriage

 

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The Bible begins with a wedding (of Adam and Eve) and ends in the book of Revelation with a wedding (of Christ and the church). Marriage is God’s idea.

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[Marriage] is a way for two spiritual friends to help each other on their journey to become the persons God designed them to be.

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Marriage is glorious but hard. It’s a burning joy and strength, and yet it is also blood, sweat, and tears, humbling defeats and exhausting victories.

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The primary problem is … learning how to love and care for the stranger to whom you find yourself married.

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The reason marriage is so painful and yet so wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once.

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The gospel can fill our hearts with God’s love so that you can handle it when your spouse fails to love you as he or she should. That frees us to see our spouse’s sins and flaws to the bottom—and speak of them—and yet still love and accept our spouse fully.

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If two spouses are spending a day together, the question of who gets each’s pleasure and who gives in can present itself every few minutes. And when it does, there are three possibilities: You can offer to serve with joy, you can make the offer with coldness or resentment, or you can selfishly insist on your own way. Only when both partner... View Quote


The gospel, brought home to your heart by the Spirit, can make you happy enough to be humble, giving you an internal fullness that frees you to be generous with the other even when you are not getting the satisfaction you want out of the relationship

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