For the last six weeks, our adult Sunday School class has been watching Paul Tripp’s video series on Marriage.  I thought I’d share some of the key points from today’s lesson because I thought it was really insightful.  I’m not going to elaborate.  I’ll just let these quotes speak for themselves.

“God has placed marriage, the world’s most comprehensive
relationship, right in the middle of sanctification, the world’s most
important and incomplete process.”

“Let me give you a Biblical view of Marriage. It’s a flawed person
married to a flawed person in a fallen world but with a faithful God.”

“God intends Marriage to be a principle tool in sanctification.”

“True righteousness only ever begins when you come to the end of
yourself. That’s where God is trying to drive you, to give up on your
kingdom, your glory, your righteousness, your wisdom, and your self-
centeredness. He does this so that you will take up a better kingdom with
better purposes that produce peace, love, joy, gentleness, and patience.”

“The crisis in marriage is not a crisis of spousal love. It’s a crisis of a
lack of love for God.”

“If I’m attempting to BE king, it’s because I lack love for THE King.”

“You will only have peace when you love the King more than you love
yourself. You will only have unity when you love His purpose more than you
love yours.”

Galatians 5:13-15:
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

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  1. Jo-Lynne, this is so true. Not easy to live out, but right on. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, “Fireproof” – I love how that movie teaches us to die to ourselves and just *love*. I think everyone who has been married long enough to be past the “honeymoon” stage needs to see it and OWN it.


  2. As a Catholic, we had to g to pre-marriage counseling for about 6 hours.

    There was one phrase out of all that time that Brad and I still repeat to each other:

    “Never argue to win. If you win, that means your spouse is a loser….and who wants to be married to a loser?”

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