058 Beyond Your Wedding Day Podcast-The First Purpose Of Marriage

by mike on November 8, 2011

058 Beyond Your Wedding Day Podcast-Have Some Spontaneity In Your Marriage

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In this episode of the Beyond Your Wedding Day Podcast, we continued our discussion of the book Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. We discussed Chapter 2 “Finding God In Marriage.”

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Mandy explained her “Cloak of Nice”.

-Nothing is more amazing than working with God to conceive a child: to bring a life into the world together

            *it’s one of the reasons we love NFP so much

*it is a great reminder to us that God is the Creator

-Scripture often uses imagery of marriage to teach us about God

            * “you will call me ‘my husband’, you will no longer call me ‘my master’”  Hosea

* “as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you”  Isaiah

* In Matthew, Jesus refers to himself as the bridegroom and the kingdom of heaven as a wedding banquet

*symbolism is a great way for us to learn, especially about God

*we should use God’s words and God’s teaching as a springboard to explore God


*marriage is a sacrament that is a reflection of Christ’s commitment to the church

*that is why it is important for married couples to “stick it out”

* “the key question is this: will we approach marriage from a God-centered view or a man-centered view?  In a man-centered view, we will maintain our marriage as long as our earthly comforts, desires, and expectations are met.  In a God-centered view, we preserve our marriage because it brings glory to God and points a sinful world to a reconciling Creator.”

*marriage is a wonderful analogy for the union between God and Israel and between Christ and his church

-Making God happy

            *The first purpose in marriage is to please God!

-this is a HUGE revelation!

* “What will make God happy” instead of “what will make me happy?”

*Christ dying on the cross was a reconciling event, therefore we must do our part to be a reconciling person, especially in our marriage

*as true followers of Christ, we should be building a marriage that models forgiveness, selfless love, and sacrifice

*Christians have a higher divorce rate than non-Christians, which is not giving a good picture to the world

* “How can I tell my children that God’s promise of reconciliation  is secure when they see that my own promise doesn’t mean a thing?”

* “what most divorces mean is that at least one party, and possibly both, have ceased to put the gospel first in their lives.”

*there are of course exceptions, where one party doesn’t have much say in the matter

*above all other reasons, keeping your marriage together because it is your Christian duty should be the #1 reason

* “in a society where relationships are discarded with a frightening regularity, Christians can command attention simply by staying married”

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