What’d You Expect?

Last week we talked about the purpose and the function of marriage and where marriage comes from. We can say all day that we know marriage comes from God, we can strongly fight against some types of marriage, and we can defend the sanctity of marriage, but do we really have a biblical idea of marriage? Do we have our expectations in line with the biblical design for marriage? Where do we get our expectations?

 

In Ephesians 5:21-33, Paul outlines so much about marriage that gets lost or glossed over when we hit the word “submit.” How can we align our vision of marriage with God’s design? When the Bible says to leave our father and mother and cleave to our spouse, what does that mean?

 

When we look at marriage with the expectations of romance, love, sex, and relationships from the world’s perspective it is no wonder that so many of our marriages are broken. But when we explore the biblical expectations and power of a God-centered marriage we can expect so much from our marriages.

 

This weekend we’ll continue to unpack Ephesians 5 and other scripture that reinforces healthy expectations and biblical guidance for healthy and God-centered marriages. Marriage and love within a marriage is a choice, not a feeling. Feelings are fleeting and we are setting ourselves up to fail if we navigate our marriages solely on feelings.

 

See you Sunday!

Pastor Nathan

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