The Meaning of Marriage: Chapter 5

The Meaning of Marriage: Chapter 5

It's no secret that we're behind on our original schedule for our The Meaning of Marriage book study. Life happens to us. It happens to you. But I am learning, even as painful as it can be, that life interrupted can still be a beautiful thing.

Take this morning as an example: Craig brought the book over to me and showed me a page from chapter 5. He pointed out the paragraph on page 152 (which actually starts on 151). 

"Which of these flaws describe me?"

His question was an invitation, one better than being invited to the ritziest of Christmas parties, not because I was gleeful about pointing out his flaws, but because he felt safe enough to ask me what they are.

To look your spouse in the eye and ask him/her to tell you what's wrong with you? That's a hard thing to do. The kicker is, he already knows what his flaws are. So why ask? Is he glutton for punishment?

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The Meaning of Marriage: Chapter 1

The Meaning of Marriage: Chapter 1

I was so giddy over this date (that wasn't even mine) because it was a witness. 

A witness that marriage is good.

A witness that marriage is fun.

Marriage is capable of inducing great belly laughs, sweet touches, and looks of admiration and love. You wouldn't know this couple had been married for over a decade. If you hadn't seen the wedding rings, you might have thought they were newly in love.

Why is this witness so important? Did you read the statistics in chapter 1 of The Meaning of Marriage? I found myself particularly floored on page 17. A twenty-four year old male announced his decision to never marry because "he had concluded that at least 70% of married people must be unhappy in their relationships."

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