• “God then opened my eyes to the great truths of the New Covenant that He had established in Christ. He showed me that He had given me the power of the Holy Spirit so that I would not live for myself anymore, but only for Him.” – Annie Poonen

The Purpose of Marriage by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: A woman said to me recently, “For the first two years of our marriage, I thought it was my husband’s job to make me happy, and he thought it was my job to make him happy—and it didn’t work.”

Women who get married just to find happiness are inevitably setting themselves up for disappointment. They hardly ever find what they’re looking for. That’s because the ultimate purpose of marriage is not to be happy but to glorify God.

The truth is, no human being can make you happy. True joy is only found in Christ. When we come to Him to meet our deepest needs, you then have the strength to fulfill the purpose of marriage—to glorify God.

If that’s your focus, you will experience some moments of happiness, and you’ll have the ability to stay faithful during seasons of unhappiness. Are you looking to Christ to meet your deepest needs?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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