The search for a spouse isn’t a pursuit of perfection, but a mutually flawed pursuit of Jesus.
Your spouse doesn’t replace Christ.
Our ability to serve each other is markedly better when our fixation is not purely on the relationship with each other but on our relationship with Jesus.
If you love anything in this world more than God, you will crush that object under the weight of your expectations, and it will eventually break your heart.
For example, if your love for your spouse is more important to you than God’s love, then you will get far too angry and despondent when your spouse is failing to give you the support and affection you need.
Only if God’s love is the most important thing to you will you have the freedom to love your spouse well.
THERE IS FREEDOM IN GIVING!
When we get this right and take the steps God desires for us to be more Christ-like, our ability to love and submit is exponentially better than it would be otherwise. Paul says it well, “…and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20)
There it is – the best elements I can fathom to describe an abundant marriage. Jesus wants us to have life abundantly and He designed marriage to be an important part of that abundant life.
My summary, at the end of day, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
The Bible tells us to think of such.
He is God. He is creator. You husband doesn’t take the place of Christ and your wife doesn’t replace Christ either.
But if marriages have to thrive. The SELF HAS TO DIE. EITHER WAY.
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