I just don’t feel that “in love” feeling anymore in my Biblical Marriage. Why doesn’t he want to spend as much time with me? What did I do wrong this time? Ever thought any of these things as that Hopeless feeling overwhelms you?
What if I told you that we have been sold a lie by the culture we live in? The culture has fed us a line of propaganda about Love and what Marriage should look like that just fails the test.
Don’t believe me? Can you find another reason we have a divorce rate over 50%? More than 50% of all marriages end in divorce… in the world and inside the church.
That is unbelievable on one hand but as a divorced woman I can’t deny it is true.
Cultural Love is a feeling that comes and goes
If we marry for love alone – when that feeling is gone – divorce the logical choice.
What if I told you that we have perverted the word love and need to completely throw out our definition and start over?
Seems radical, but when I think about the life of a Christian – someone who follows Jesus example in life – I think radical is appropriate. When I open the Bible I see a kind of love that is unconditional, practical, romantic and unending.
Biblical Love is a verb
We see this clearly in 1 Corinthians 13 – well maybe not so clearly if your eyes are already glazing over… How many times have you heard that passage taught? Can we look at it afresh today? Maybe just the first 2 words?
We’ve been working through 1 Corinthians 13 and applying it to our Christian Marriages… Check out some of that and the word study that is part of it at this link!
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Today’s article is a Guest Post for Shanique Brown at Rock Solid Faith. Shanique loves Helping wives find balance and manage the overwhelm in their lives while pursuing their passion for blogging.
Today’s article is an excerpt from the Marriage Course Finding Hope and Joy in My Marriage. This self paced course is for Wives Only -teaching us to live in our Marriage from a Biblical Worldview.
In this 9 Week study on Biblical Wifehood we will talk about:
- Desires Vs. Preferences
- My Mouth
- Appreciation & Admiration
- The Leader
- Understanding Men
- My Priorities
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