Message: “Marriage ” from Ethan Seifried

Ethan Seifried - September 12, 2021


So often we think getting our way will make us happy. And we carry this mentality into marriage, looking to our spouse to satisfy us. But this only pushes us further away from how God designed marriage to work, and the joyful life we were meant for. The key to marriage is mutual self-denial, not forcing or controlling our way to self-fulfillment. Marriage works best when everyone submits, the wife to the husband and the husband to Christ.

From Series: "It's Complicated: A Series on Relationships"

If there’s one thing that relationships are, it’s complicated. Whether community, friendship, dating, marriage, or parenting, it can be so rewarding, yet so messy at the same time. This is especially true after the last year and a half we’re still all recovering from! But the truth is every relationship in your life is a gift from God, given to you to make you (and others) more like him: to desire him more deeply, to fix your mind on him with greater tenacity, and to pursue godliness with your whole heart. In fact, they’re so important that when God surveyed his creation, he said everything was good, except the fact that humanity was alone.

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