Yesterday as I perused my blog stats, I discovered somebody got to my blog by typing in the search “marriage – what was God thinking.”
I laughed because I thought, “yea what was God thinking?”
Bringing a man and a woman together in the same house. Men and women really don’t “get” each other. Then they come from different homes, potentially different socioeconomic statuses, and maybe even different cultures. We have different pet peeves and preferences and God tells us married folk to look like Christ and the church. Check out Ephesians 5:22-33.
Yet marriage is also full of joy. See the whole book of the Song of Solomon. Unity, joy, companionship. God told knew it wasn’t good for man to be alone…Genesis 2:18.
Elizabeth George posted this on her Facebook page this morning: “Think about this: If you are married, God has given you that husband of yours for your personal fulfillment, companionship, and, believe it or not, for your spiritual development!”
God uses or marriages to bring us joy, but also to make us more like Christ.
If we listen to God as we live with our husbands we will hear from Him. Those little prompts reminding us the reason something bothers us is pride or we need to not be quick to anger. As I do life with my husband I cannot hide these sins. I have to face them.
What do you think about marriage? What do you think God was thinking?