Marriage and the Gospel
Reclaiming the biblical meaning of marriage in our culture today matters because the darkness of our generation is deep and profound. And if we lose the biblical meaning of marriage the darkness will become complete.
Marriage bespeaks the gospel itself. So to be clear about marriage, and to live out in our marriages (imperfectly but visibly) something of the dying love of Christ for his bride and her joyful surrender to him—this is vital. People who will never go to church and may never hear the gospel will see the gospel in our marriages and the light will shine, even in this generation.
The whole duty and calling of every human being who has ever lived is to love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength.
If the Bible is telling us the truth about reality, then the universe we live in was created primarily with marital romance in mind.
What are the essential wisdom perspectives that Scripture gives us that enable us to have realistic expectations for our marriage?