Marriage was always a picture of Christ and the church, of His unconditional, self-sacrificing, sanctifying delight in His people.
We cherish and nurture our own body—yet in marriage we become one flesh. We take care of ourselves. We look out for ourselves. And in marriage men learn better than anywhere else to love someone else, to look after her interests, to be thoughtful and careful and kind.
Our faces should brighten when we see each other. To welcome each other in this way is not just a lost art in a hurried world, but a neglected responsibility.
A Night of Blessing is a rare moment in the life of a man, a moment to gather in a community of trusted brothers and spiritual fathers and talk about things that matter.
People who talk about intentional community are often talking about starting over and starting outside churches where people are already responding corporately to unexpected blessings and unplanned grief.