It’s a sad but true fact that all too many marriages are far from the picture of “wedded bliss.” Now I don’t suppose to know the reasons for it, but I know I’ve experienced periods of the same disappointment and frustration in my marriage. I also know this. We didn’t quit, we got help, we’re better because of it. So in the spirit of blessing others, in just a few hours we’ll be hosting our first ever marriage conference for Discovery Church. And I’m excited.
We have what looks to be about 20 couples and a few singles that are coming to this two day investment in relationships. You see, I’m committed to doing what I can to stem the tide of dissatisfaction and divorce. I’m willing to invest in others because others have invested in me. I honestly believe that if the marriages we see today were being lived out in the way God designed them (a covenant, life-long commitment, NOT a contract) then people would be happier, more productive and those looking for a relationship might use marriage as a standard rather than as an excuse for non-commitment.
So if you would, please pray for this weekend, pray for these couples, pray for these marriages and pray that the effort we put in will reap benefits far beyond today, but into the next generation. Just like in life, it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, what you’ve done or how hopeless things appear. With Jesus Christ, ANY marriage can become a beautiful blessing to you and all who see.