From Inadequate and Hurt to a God-Centered Marriage

You love your spouse… or at least you did when you said, “I do.” You love Jesus. So why is marriage hard?  Why is it you sit down around the dinner table and instead of pleasant conversation, you stew on the inadequacies of your spouse? Why do you feel a void left by a spouse who doesn’t fulfill you?

What if marriage is less about our desire for comfort, happiness, and self-fulfillment and more about us being transformed into the likeness and character of Jesus? Wrestling with this question, asked by Gary Thomas in his book Sacred Marriage, can radically transform the focus of your marriage from a self-satisfying marriage to a Christ-centered marriage. 

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Romans 12:2 commands, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you…

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