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United by God

The ultimate goal of surrendering is oneness with God and your spouse,  “for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:31–32) If the husband is a picture of Christ and the wife is a picture of the church and God …Read More

Marriage is About God, Not Us

We need to analyze what the marriage covenant is truly about. It’s not about what we get from marriage, it’s about what we can do for God through our marriage. Ephesians 5: 31- 32 states, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about …Read More

Marriage Involves Service

God uses marriage to refine us. Marriage is the one relationship where followers of Christ take a vow to intimately serve the other. Jesus demonstrated that service is part of His kingdom work when he washed the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper in John 13: 1 – 20. This principle of service applies to marriages because striving to have a godly marriage is part of His kingdom work. The …Read More

Sin Impacts Marriages

Everyone who gets married has the dream of being married until “death do us part”. Where everything is blissful and wonderful with the spouse demonstrating perfect love at all times. In reality, it is the joining of two sinful, imperfect persons expecting the other to be perfect. In truth, at some point during the relationship, sin is going to surface in some form where it effects the spouse and cause a strain …Read More