There’s some great nuggets in this article that could build into a dynamic discussion between you and your spouse… But first “Stop calling marriage ‘hard work’…“ By Jessica A. Chance
Jessica A. Chance is a Florida born, Texas girl who is currently calling North Carolina home.
As followers of Christ, we believe the first marriage happened in the garden during creation when, in Genesis 2:18, God made Eve for Adam. “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Jesus references back to Genesis when He later teaches on marriage in Mark 10:6-10, saying, “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
In marriage, the union of two imperfect human beings, there are plenty of challenges, for sure. And, no, life is not a fairy tale. However, let’s not miss that God designed marriage not only to stretch us beyond our selfishness to become more like Jesus through trials, but also to bring great joy to our lives with the myriad of gifts marriage provides.
- Marriage Gives You a Life Partner, a Friend, a Permanent Date. Yes, relationships have their ups and downs. Marriage takes work. But your spouse is an invaluable resource.
- Marriage Gives You the Chance to Be a Picture of His Grace and Love to the World. Recently, my husband and I attended a wedding between two of the most amazing friends we are privileged to know. The God-honoring celebration showed their God-Honoring love story & shouted His grace in every facet.
- Marriage Gives You the Opportunity to Create Your Own Family. No one’s beginning or ending will look the same, but endless possibilities await you as a newly formed family through marriage.
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