Fearless in Your Marriage

27 Apr

Bridal Veil

The world has a skewed sense of marriage.  Many Christian books about marriage lean toward the world’s idea of marriage, and we need to be cautious when we read them.  I recently read the BEST book about marriage:  marriage matters by Winston Smith.  As I read, I thought about the many fears we have in our marriages:

Will he leave me?  (The big fear.)  Will it always be like this?  (Another biggie in those bad moments.)  Does he still find me attractive?  Will he still love me after what I just said?  Can I still love him after what he just did?  Does he love me or just the love making?

The world tells us that marriage is about making each other happy and fulfilling each other’s needs.  We do agree, however, with the world on one thing:  marriage is all about love.  Unfortunately our definitions differ.  In the world, love is a feeling.  In the Bible love is a commitment to do what is best for the other person.  Marriage is a place where we have the opportunity to love and accept one another and continually help each other grow..

We cannot do this if we are not involved in an intimate relationship with God.  We need to worship Him, who is love and who loves us, to be able to agape love another in the everyday moments of life.

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then? Galatians 5:13

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