I still remember something one of my Christian Education professors told me. He had a special gift in mind once one of his children decided to get engaged. He would take them to divorce court. That’s right—divorce court. There they would watch couples fight over everything from child custody to silverware—couples that once stood at the altar and publicly professed their love for each other.
This may not sound like a very good engagement gift. But my professor wanted his children to learn a very important lesson: Love and Good Intentions
Let’s think about this for a minute. How many of you know someone who has experienced a separation, divorce or some kind of failed marriage? We all have. Here’s what all these couples had in common: they also stood at the altar, looked lovingly into each other’s eyes, and vowed to love each other for the rest of their lives.
Sobering thought, huh? It should be.
“But Kevin, that could never happen to me. I have found my soul mate. Our love is like no other love.”
Don’t you think our before-mentioned examples said (or thought) the exact same thing?
I’m not trying to scare you out of love or marriage. I would be the first to tell you what a blessing it is to be in a Christ-centered marriage.
But I hope you see the importance of making wise decisions—using your head as well as your heart. I also hope you will choose to make Christ the Lord of your relationships. Our love is never strong enough—we need His help.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
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