Our marriage easily becomes our idol, the thing we seek more than we seek God. It is even easier for our expectations of our spouse to become an idol, the image in our head of what our spouse should look like or do.
Sacrifice is the essence of covenant making. And the sacrifice you both offer today is yourselves
The folks over at CNN are warning us that the marriage apocalypse is just around the corner. They are always warning us about something, since ratings indicate they have half as many viewers as FOX.
Imagine the grace poured out on us when we least expected it, and the forgiveness extended to us when we least deserved it. Imagine it and emulate it.
Covenant making is not merely about the symbolism of what we do here this afternoon. It is about substance. This is no mere contract that you make.