Well it’s hard for me to think of much of anything else other than THIS SITUATION:
Their story is one I look forward to telling one day, but right now we are all learning. We are learning the ropes of courtship, and I’ll be honest, it is exciting, terrifying and peaceful at the same time.
One thing Jeff and I want our children to know is that life is about more than them and that marriage is not about romance, but about sanctification and Kingdom building…sprinkled with love, joy and romance.
In our modern culture marriage is to be avoided until you have lived! What foolishness! Yes, you should be prepared and have a Biblical world view, neither of which includes living for yourself.
Life is hard,
marriage is hard,
parenting is hard,
but God is Good!
Marriage and parenting is the primary work that most of us are called to. Our faithfulness in our daily life, our daily work, should be a witness to the world of why we are here. We are here to lay our life down for each other.
“It is commonly accepted among men today that the great danger is to get married too early. The thought of marriage is approached with fear and trepidation, with the threat of what the man will lose mainly in mind. But in the view of Genesis 2 – and in our experience in ministering to singles – the greater danger is what will happen to the man if he doesn’t marry. It is not good for a single man to develop selfish and otherwise sinful habits. It is not good for a man to grow older without the sanctifying influences of a wife and children. It is not good for a man to battle with sexual frustrations. (The same things might be said about a woman, too, but the Bible is specifically talking here about the man.) What is good for a man is to seek a relationship that will blossom into marriage.” –Richard and Sharon Philips
“Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth…”