Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Specifically

As Christians, most of us know how to be nice to people. We know how to offer friendly smiles, hold doors open for people, and pray God’s blessing on those around us. When we enter into romantic relationships, we add to these courtesies with socially accepted demonstrations of affection — Men give women flowers, women bake men cookies.

These are ways that we show someone love in general.

As a relationship grows, it’s important to move away from the general to more tailor-made gestures of appreciation...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

You Never Marry the Right Person

Relevant Magazine recently posted an excerpt of Timothy Keller’s new book, The Meaning of Marriage. In it, Keller makes the point that we can never marry the right person. Check out this excerpt:

In generations past, there was far less talk about “compatibility” and finding the ideal soul-mate. Today we are looking for someone who accepts us as we are and fulfills our desires, and this creates an unrealistic set of expectations that frustrates both the searchers and the searched for…

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Jesus Role in Marriage

On Dec. 23, The Mars Hill Blog posted an excellent article on the topic of marriage titled “Marriage Is All about Jesus.” Pastor Phil Smidt begins by stating that marriage reveals couples’ beliefs.

Over time, patterns begin to emerge that reflect a couple’s view of Jesus. Husbands and wives whose hearts are growing distant or independent often like the idea of Jesus but not the person of Jesus.
Most agree he was a great teacher and even God, but they don’t trust him personally or believe he has any power or authority. He rarely comes through for them (on their terms), which makes them doubt in his goodness...

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