MARRIAGE AND DISCIPLESHIP: LOVE IN ACTION
If a groom said ‘I wanna scrap that ‘forsake all others bit’, I’ll have a few affairs but it’ll be ok – I’ll come home to you most nights’ - its not acceptable.
Marriage is not about emotion or what you get from the other – its a commitment, a decision to love and stick with till death do you part
marriage is about love in action – as is life with Jesus, whether you feel like he’s blessing you or not.
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