True Marital Fulfillment by Pastor Ed Young
So it’s paradoxical. On one end, we’re rushing to the altar. On the other hand, we’re rushing to divorce court. Yet, we still think about marriage. That’s the goal, that’s the agenda, that’s the deal.
By the way, how do you spell marriage? This is how you spell marriage: W‑O‑R‑K. Now some of you who are engaged and some of you singles are thinking, “What’s he talking about?” Yes, marriage is spelled w-o-r-k.
So we have to maintain a marital work ethic. If we’re going to close the door on divorce and open the door to marital fulfillment, we have to maintain a tireless marital work ethic. That’s what we have to do. So this message is not just, “How do I keep from divorce? How do I evade divorce?” It’s more than that. It’s more positive than that. It’s much more fulfilling than that. Yes, it is closing the door on divorce. But it’s also opening the door to true marital fulfillment.
We work to get married. And then once we’re married, a lot of us stop working. We end up working at something else. We’ll work on our connection with our kids; we’ll work on a relationship at the office; we’ll work on our golf game or work at playing tennis or work at decorating a house. So often, though, we forget to work on the foundation of the marriage.
I have discovered something: marriage is not the easiest thing, it’s the hardest thing. But so often, it can become the greatest thing if we do the hardest thing first.
Think about your job. You get up, have the coffee, rush to the office, you look as good as you can, you get there, you’re making calls, you’re taking initiative, you’re giving these ideas, you’re pitching innovations to this person and that person, you’re bagging clients and you’re doing the stuff. That’s work.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine