One of the greatest institutions that God has given us is marriage. The life-long covenant that is made when a man and woman pledge their lives to one another not only brings great joy in this life and is the starting point of the family, but is a grace given to us that displays the covenant love between Christ and his church. We see this in Ephesians 5:32 where Paul gives us the roles and responsibilities between a husband and wife and repeats the words of God himself in the Garden of Eden where he unites the man and woman together. He also says in reference to marriage, “This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and his church.” From the beginning of time, God intended for marriage to be a picture of the gospel or Christ’s love for his covenant people.
If we are being honest, most marriages do a poor job telling this story. For many of us, marriage seems to be more about surviving than thriving. But do we really want to live our lives just making it as a couple, or would we like to see God do a work where this life-long covenant brings joy and tells a greater story? Because marriage matters, we are hosting a weekend marriage conference on the first weekend in December. This is just a month away. I want to invite and challenge you and your spouse to join us for a weekend of strengthening our marriages. Regardless of how good your marriage is, it can always be better and if you think your marriage may be over, God could use this weekend to bring about a renewal and transformation in this important institution. This weekend is for couples of all ages and will be led by Todd and Angela Sanders. There will be an evening session with a catered meal on Friday evening with a second session on Saturday morning that will end before the Big 12 Championship (we’ve got you football fans covered).
I am asking you to make this weekend a priority. I know we all have busy schedules. I know life takes us in a thousand directions. But your marriage is important and because it is important, I want to encourage you to come join us for a weekend of encouragement. I look forward to seeing you there.
For His glory and your joy,