March 2020

Why is Marriage So HARD? Pt. 3

By |March 24th, 2020|

Over the last month and a half I have brought several points to readers concerning God’s design for marriage.  I will briefly provide you with a recap.  In Pt. 1, from Matthew 22:36-40, I pointed to loving God, loving spouse, and loving self (with emphasis on healthy self-love) as essential to marriage that is not hard.  In Pt. 2, from Proverbs 5:18-19, we see that healthy marriage relationships are born out of rejoicing in our spouse.  That post went a little long and I had to cut it short and thus write a part 3.  So, this post will return

Why is Marriage So HARD? Pt. 2

By |March 24th, 2020|

Two weeks ago I posted the first three principles of how to rely on God’s design for marriage and how that design allows access to marriage that is not oh-so-difficult.  Those principles are based on Jesus’ guidance for us to love God, ourselves, and our spouses in a trinity of self-supporting and mutually beneficial relationships.  If you haven’t read it yet I encourage to take a few minutes to do so. This week I will be coming to you from Proverbs 5:18 & 19.  It is here that husbands are encouraged to behave towards their wives in a particular way. 

Why is Marriage So HARD?

By |March 24th, 2020|

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend and we began talking about marriage.  I stated I didn’t think marriage has to be as hard as our culture, even our churches make it out to be.  His eyes narrowed, he tilted his head, “REALLY!  You think marriage doesn’t have to be that hard?” Why wouldn’t my friend think that way?  We hear it all the time.  All the clichés; “it’s a 50/50 deal, no it isn’t you gotta give 100%, there’s no way, if you’re not in it 110% the wheels are gonna fall off.”  Even in

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