• “The night I sailed for China, March 3, 1893, my life, on the human side, was broken, and it never was mended again. But He has been enough.” – Amy Carmichael

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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  • ”As we grow spiritually, God begins to wean us from things that we think we can’t live without: things, comfort, the longing for life to ‘work.’ That’s a childish instinct, to say, ‘Life has to work the way I want it to work, and now’.” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Verse of the Day

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, — Ephesians 5:25-26 (NKJV)

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