MAY 18, 2023
Marriages are a lot like a race. It takes a lot of work to finish them well and to reach the end of it on top. But what kind of race would best describe marriage?
I don’t think that it’s best characterized by a 100-meter sprint. I think the better way to think of it is as a full marathon— one loaded with many ups and downs, twists and turns, and one that requires endurance and perseverance to complete. If you want to have one of these “Marathon Marriages”, it will take two people willing to “go the extra mile” to reach the finish line victorious.
So what does it take to have a marriage like this? Well, just like a long race requires different strategies throughout its duration, marriages that last will require at least four critical “training techniques” that begin even before marriage occurs and continue throughout your marriage until the very end. We’ll share these four on Sunday as we continue our Marriage Matters series.
"...THE BETTER WAY TO THINK OF IT IS AS A FULL MARATHON— ONE LOADED WITH MANY UPS AND DOWNS, TWISTS AND TURNS..."
I realize that marriage is not easy and not everyone has had one (or has one) that has turned out as hoped for. It can really hurt. We live in a fallen world. My aim is to simply help everyone regardless of if they will be married, are married, or were married to see what God tells us we should do in all of these stages.
We appreciate you all more than you know! And please know that no matter what stage of life you’re in, all of us at Lakeshore are cheering you on in your pursuit of Jesus and His will for your life in marriage and in singleness.
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