Thursday, 17 December 2020

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Encouragement for Your Marriage: Every Good Marriage Begins with a Funeral

 

 Every good marriage begins with a funeral.


For two people to become one, parts of the individuals have to die - die to our preferences, our comforts, and even our desires.

For a new plant to grow, a seed has to fall onto the soil and die. From there a new life begins, grows and thrives.

Marriage is the beginning of a new life, but it can only truly become a deeply satisfying united oneness with death to oneself.

This is the paradox of marriage and life: The irony is death truly brings life, a deeply satisfying life together.

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." - John 12:24

"我实实在在地告诉你们:一粒麦子不落在地里死了,仍旧是一粒;若是死了,就结出许多子粒来。" - 约翰福音 12:24

Dear God, help me each day to die to my selfish sinful nature, for our marriage and for our family.

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