I know I haven’t posted one of these in a while, but this past Sunday’s sermon had some great content I wanted to share. The current series is on marriage and even though we missed the first two sermons of the series (which we plan on listening to later so we can catch up), I still feel like I got a lot of out just this one. Here’s the main point the pastor stated that really made an impact:

“God did not institute marriage for our happiness, He instituted it for our transformation of each other.”

In other words, husband + wife = accountability team for living a God honoring life. This is the partnership God intended, not a union for our selfish pleasure and comfort. Because let’s face it, marriage is not always fun or happy – sometimes it takes work. And this work we’re meant to do is improving one another, in Christ. But it’s comforting to me to know that we’re not alone in it, either – God is the glue that holds us together. So the clichéd phrase often heard in Christian circles that I always used to find quite annoying really is true, despite the cheesiness: the couple that prays together, stays together.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12