Sunday, February 13, 2011

project 365 - day 44

today our small group started a new study called sacred marriage and i'm really excited about it. the question that the study begins with is, "what if God made marriage to make you more holy than happy?"

we talked openly about what our ideas of marriage were before we actually found ourselves right smack in the middle of it. and for the most part, we were all surprised about the reality of self-sacrifice that marriage required. needless to say most of us agreed the first couple of years were tough. but then you make the adjustments needed, ask God for guidance and pray like crazy. you have to learn how to communicate, compromise and cuddle. i'm not saying it's a cakewalk after you get all of this down, but hopefully you learn early on the tools necessary to make it through, even in the midst of life's most difficult trials.

what happens next? parents get sick. children die. jobs get eliminated. enter change, heartache and grief into the equation and you find out what your marriage is made of. after all of this, what is left?

maybe, just maybe, as we draw closer to God, finding out more about his character, in the good times and bad, we become who we are meant to be. we become full in Christ, which makes us full in our marriage.

i'm so thankful for this study and look forward to sharing what i learn!

1 comment:

Bethany said...

Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to hear all about it!