A Vast God in My Marriage

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“Many explanations could be offered to Brian and Kara (a fictitious couple) about why things have gone wrong and how they can try to fix them. But explanations alone will not bring them to a new place in their marriage. Explanation by itself may bring temporary insight and change, but nothing that lasts. The vastness of God’s glory needs to loom so large before their eyes that they can see their problems in proper perspective. The courage to hope for lasting change is only as big as the God their imagination— and ours— is able to see. When I see my identity in Christ, God’s presence and provision, and what he is doing in the process , I am willing and able to do things I wouldn’t do otherwise. Brian and Kara are beginning to do this in small but important ways.”

Lane, Timothy S.; Paul David Tripp (2006-11-01). Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (p. 164). New Growth Press. Kindle Edition.

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The Voice

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This Profound Mystery ...

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“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1, 2

“God’s voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.”  Charles Stanley

In the beginning of marriage was the Word, the very Voice of God … and the Voice was present in the heart of marriage. This Voice is the beginning and the end of marriage. Are we listening? As we listen so shall our marriages reflect the heart of God.

The Voice was the creative source in the beginning when all was void and without form. Out of nothing God said, “Let there be light and there was light.” Let there be power and there was power. No doubt there are times in the best of relationships when marriage can be defined as “void and without form”. Words…

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