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Life, it’s more than a game – August 16

To experience Holy Matrimony requires a WHOLE lot. As I shared on Sunday it takes WHOLE PEOPLE, WHOLLY COMMITTED FOR A WHOLE LIFETIME to experience all that God desires for those who seek to honor Him through their marriages.

We want to bring our best self into our marriage but as Heather shared in her blog on Monday, her best is still full of flaws. The question is, when does a personal flaw rise to the point that it needs to be addressed, healed, eliminated from your life – for the sake of your spouse?

 

When you read the words “whole people” what does that bring to mind for you?

 

To be wholly committed to your marriage means more than staying together physically. What does it mean? The vows that are given in a Christian wedding ceremony are helpful. Traditional vows state in essence; we don’t know what life will bring our way; sickness/health, good times/difficult times, wealth/poverty…. But no matter what the circumstances I promise to love, comfort, honor and keep you.

 

What do you think of the idea of doing an intentional marriage inventory where at the end of each day you ask yourself “in what ways did I show my spouse love, comfort, honor?” What would do you think that inventory would show at the end of the week or month?

 

Timothy Keller wrote “In sharp contrast with our culture, the Bible teaches that the essence of marriage is a sacrificial commitment to the good of the other. That means that love is more fundamentally action than emotion.”

 

love is quoteHow would you interpret this in your own words?

 

When whole people are wholly committed then a whole lifetime of marriage is not only possible – it is impossible to see it any other way!

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