Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Power of Marriage

Who are you when your parents wish they never met? image courtesy of a child of divorce

The design of marriage is to show the watching world the love Jesus has for His body. Our friends, co-workers, neighbors are watching, but more importantly our kids are watching. Do they see themselves as an expression of love from their parents? If not, they will live their lives in constant attempts to earn that love. And, they will not understand God's love for them.

The power of marriage (notes attached) is that we have the ability to lift shame off of our children simply by loving our spouse. I know for some people this is harder than others - we will address this next week. For now, I will just leave with this quote from the book:
"What every child fears losing more than anything else is a parent's love."

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