How Your Marriage is Like the Death Star

Your marriage is like the Death Star. Oh, I don’t mean it’s a large instrument of destruction and devastation. It’s something else. See if you can spot it in this clip.

Did you see it? Perhaps this quote by Plato will help:

The life of the nation is the life of the family written large. —Plato

Still stumped? The foundation of a nation is the family, and the foundation of the family is the marriage. If you can destroy marriage, you have begun a chain reaction that will dissolve the family, and eventually, the nation.

The key word is vulnerability.

Here’s how your marriage is like the Death Star—and more importantly, how you can protect it from what makes it vulnerable.

Learning to Trust God in a New Way

We have no problem choosing to trust God with the things for which we already trust Him. We learned the hard way to live by faith. Situations forced us to learn it—and we did. But then . . .

Guvrin Valley

(Photo: Guvrin Valley, where Asa won a great victory. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

Another situation shows up. Suddenly, it’s like starting over.

We’re a lot like Asa, one of the few godly kings of Judah. He once trusted the Lord in a battle in the Shephelah and defeated an Ethiopian who came against him with an army a million strong (2 Chronicles 14).

But Asa’s greatest test came in an area that hit closer to home—literally.

That’s where God tests us as well, isn’t it?

What Your Marriage Needs Today

God began the human race with marriage.

His first command to them, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28), required the physical union the Song of Songs extols.

What your marriage needs is affirmation.

(Photo: Design Pics, via Vivozoom)

But God clearly intended sexuality as more than a means of multiplication. He created it to crown a marriage of affirmation with pleasure.

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Part 8 – (Commitment) “Love: The Greatest of Songs”
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In this intimate book, The Song of Solomon, we get to stare wide-eyed at love as God intended it to be. From its beginning in what makes one attractive to the struggle with that attraction in sexuality as a single. From the passion of physical intimacy given and blessed by God, to the passion of marital conflict and how it may be resolved. We shouldn’t be ashamed to study what God was not ashamed to reveal. In this practical book, we come to understand in a very practical way why the greatest of songs is love.

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