Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Truths About Marriage

My all-time favorite book, a MUST-READ for all women in my opinion, is Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free (Nancy Leigh Demoss).  In fact, I just might do a little giveaway basket soon that includes this book. It's the BEST.
Here are some of the books eye-opening Biblical truths about marriage!!
  • There is no marriage God cannot heal.  There is no person God cannot change.
  • The primary purpose of marriage is not to be happy, but to glorify God and reflect His redeeming, covenant love. 
  • God uses the rough edges of each partner in a marriage to conform the other to the image of Christ. Your mate's weaknesses can become a tool in God's hands to make you into the woman he created you to be.
  • True love- God's love- is unconditional and never fails.  We cannot love another human being perfectly on our own. But God can love anyone through us, if we are willing to let Him.  Love is not a feeling; it is a commitment to act in the best interests of one another. 
  • Marriage is a covenant.  God is a covenant-keeping God. He kept His promises to Israel, even when they were adulterous and pursued other lovers (Jer 11:10, Hosea 2:13, Ezekial 20:16).  The Lord Jesus keeps His promises to His bride- the church- even when we are unfaithful to Him.  Because He is faithful to keep His promises, it is never right for us to break the marriage covenant that was intended to be a picture of redemptive relationship between God and His people.
  • God has commanded us to forgive without limit.
  • You don't solve your problems by putting another pair of shoes under the bed.  (Statistically, second marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages.)
  • God's grace us sufficient to enable you to be faithful to your mate and to love and forgive without limit.
  • God will never forsake you.  Regardless of what you must endure, He will be there to carry you through.
  • The rewards of faithfulness in this life may not be fully experienced until eternity.  But faithfulness will be rewarded and it will be worth the wait!

Excepts Taken from: DeMoss, Nancy Leigh. Moody Publishers; Reprinted edition edition (April 2002).


Brittany said...

Great points! I may have to buy this book, thanks for posting! :)

Ragan said...

Sounds like a book I would like to read. I truly believe that God can heal any marriage or person,no matter what the problem is!

Kae said...

This looks like an awesome book. I'm going to look into getting it!


Living Our Love Song said...

I am always looking for new reads, and I will def. be picking this up next time I make a run to the Christian Book store. Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

beautiful! I have to look for this book!