Gospel Centered Marriage
Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Foundations - Part 1
Why?!? Why do so many marriages that begin with sincere love and the best intentions end in divorce? Why do so many marriages that start with great promise and greater dreams end up just staying together “for the kids” and “living as roommates”? These are disturbingly relevant questions regardless of where we are in our marital journey (i.e., dating, engaged, newlywed, or celebrating an anniversary).
Whatever the answer is, Christians are not immune to “it.” The divorce rate among Christian couples is equivalent to the rest of the culture. If the statistics are true, then much of what we, as Christians, are doing to correct the problem is ineffective, misguided, or possibly even feeding the problem.
This first unit may feel a little scary. But it is necessary to define accurately what we are seeking to correct. While it is easy to be falsely positive at the beginning of a journey, the result would be an embittered, disenfranchised marriage; however, if we identify accurately the obstacles ahead, we will be encouraged and unified as we navigate those challenges.