There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

marriage requires and update in your prescription

We strike a balance around here–at least we try to: there are times for saying loudly and clearly, “singleness is not a second-class existence and possesses privileges as significant to the life in Christ as those that accrue to marriage.”

There is also time for speaking of and for marriage, and doing all we can to prepare you for it if you’re single, and fortify you in it if you’re married. To that end, here’s a series of youtube videos (HT: Between Two Worlds) from the author of When Sinners Say, I Do, Dave Harvey. They’re brief synopses of each chapter.

If you ever come to me (or any of the pastors for that matter) for pre-marital counseling, you’ll probably hear it said more than once that those whose marriages implode are many times those in which one or both spouses conceptualized of marriage wrongly–that when the disillusionment every marriage encounters emerged, their definition of marriage and the attendant expectations led them to conclude wrongly that they’d made a poor selection of mates.

So, now is the time for all good people–single and married–to hear a little bit more about the realities–challenging and liberating (often the former as the means to the latter)–of marital life. Maybe these video vignettes can serve to put the way you see marriage through a little test–a test that may reveal a need for an update in your “prescription.”

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