Marriage. I think I could write a novel about this topic. However, since this is a blog, I will try to keep on track. Many of you readers that know me personally also know I am getting married in July. My angel fiance and I have been attending premarital counseling. We have both immensely enjoyed it. Churches often require that you take premarital counseling before they agree to let you use their church for the ceremony. This is true with our church, but that is not the spirit of our counseling. We are not doing it to check a box and meet a requirement. We genuinely want our marriage to be epically successful, putting 110% of ourselves into it. We are counseling with a couple whose marriage should never have survived the years, but they are living examples of God’s resurrection power and it’s an amazing thing to see. It’s quite an honor to have them pouring into our lives.
I wanted to say a couple things about my view of marriage. The Bible is clear that it is a model of Christ and His love for the Church. It’s a small, earthly version of that divine romance. I love marriage. It is such an amazing thing to see God’s design take place in two people’s lives. He takes two people and joins them to be one. They are now this unstoppable team. A cord of three persons- God being that third strand that holds the entire thing together. If God is not a person in the relationship, I suggest you not even get married because it will likely fail. Marriage brings everything in a person out to light. Marriage is a tool that can either strengthen the two together or expose and break them down individually. I genuinely believe my future wife will discover things in me she finds less than attractive. My hope is that we will grow together and that our unwanted things will be transformed into Christ-likeness.
I have more to say on this, but my brain train has derailed and exploded in a fireball. Metaphor translation: I’ve lost my train of thought. I’ll pick this up again in a later blog.