The following are some truths that I have learned recently in a Bible study I attend. One of my mentors and elders at Grace Church, Carlos Chung, has really helped me understand from Scripture my role as the decision maker in the home. I hope that some things I have been learning will help you bring glory to Christ in your marriage!
The Bible is clear that men and women are both equally God’s image bearers (Genesis 1:27), and therefore equal before God and with one another, both fellow-heirs in their lives together and in their relationship before God (1 Peter 3:7; Galatians 3:28).… Continue reading
I think greeting cards are dumb. Ok, so not all greeting cards are dumb. I really like the ones that play music or tell a really cornball joke. But the reason I say they are dumb is because there is seemingly no thought behind them. The scene goes like this: a person knows a birthday is coming, so they rush to Wal-Mart or the Hallmark Store and search through dozen of pre-made greeting cards to find the one that best matches the person they are buying for. Once they find a card that works, they sign their name at the bottom, maybe stick $10 with it, and give it as a present.… Continue reading
What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? It is not that God did not design marriage to make us happy, for some of the greatest joys are found in marriage. But God’s grand design in this life for his children is to make them holy, not happy. In this post I want to encourage struggling marriages that God wants to use your marriage, not just to grow you as a husband and wife, but as a Christian.
3 simple truths I want to consider in this post: Marriage has the power to reveal you, change you, and grow you.… Continue reading
As I write this, the Wedding Countdown App on my I-Phone tells me that I am exactly 25 days, 5 hours, and 4 minutes from saying “I DO!” Standing on the joyful and exhilarating precipice of marriage, my hopes and dreams for marriage are filled with great optimism. Yet as I look out across society, marriage seems broken and in many cases beyond repair. Many studies point to this conclusion. For instance, I read recently that a divorce takes place every 13 seconds in America, and even many Christian marriages are fairing no better.
So as I rapidly close in on marriage, there are certain myths and lies that I want to avoid in my own marriage.… Continue reading