Marriage: submitting to one another
Quick heads up about the sermon on Sunday. I am going to take 2 weeks to talk about submission, headship, love, and respect. This week I’ll dig deeply into the phrase, ‘submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.’ Next week I’ll talk about why men and women are given different instructions in marriage. I feel compelled to be as clear as possible on this and one week is not enough. For those who were looking for fireworks on 11/29, there will not be as many. Make sure you tee it up for 12/6…
In the meantime, here is a good quote that might get you fired up:
‘Marriage, like life itself, is both a giving and a taking away. What is given in marriage is fairly obvious: the love of another human being. What is taken away is perhaps not quite so apparent: the entire freedom to think and to act as an independent person. If people understood exactly how radical is the curtailment of independence in marriage, there could never be any thought of divorce. Divorce would be seen as a form of suicide. But then, if people understood the true depth of self-abnegation that marriage demands, there would perhaps be fewer weddings. For marriage too, would be seen as a form of suicide. It would be seen not as a way of augmenting one’s comfort and security in life, but rather as a way of losing one’s life for the sake of Christ.’
See you on Sunday as we seek to submit our lives to our Kind Lord.