Thursday, January 30, 2014

throwback thursday // what am i learning?

>> there are some posts from way back when i first started the blog that i'd like to highlight. so, i'm reposting some of them & i'm calling it throwback thursday! this post was originally written January 28, 2013. enjoy! <<

Most of what the Bible has to say about marriage does not come flagged up under a heading of “marriage”. It’s not just the famous “marriage passages” that shape a gospel-centered marriage, but the whole Bible-story of God’s good creation, humanity’s wicked rebellion and God’s gracious redemption.

To understand why marriages struggle—as they all do—we need to understand the nature of our sin. To make marriages work, we need to understand how to apply the truth about God and His salvation.

All of our relationships, including our romantic relationships, are meant to make Jesus look big more than it is meant to provide us personal fulfillment. When we make personal fulfillment our ultimate priority in our relationships, ironically enough, we find ourselves frustratingly unfulfilled.


  1. Did you see the bachelor wedding? I loved when Sean's dad said, "Love God most of all" & a comment about how their marriage would survive if they did that... awesome!

  2. Love this! All my "Family & Human Services" major friends took a "Marriage & Family" class where the first assignment was to go through the entire Bible and find every verse that pertains to marriage. Needless to say, that's A LOT of verses. But, the underlying point was that there is so much more to marriage than "I Do" and it's definitely not about us. Thanks for sharing, Robyn!

  3. i did not...but that is super awesome!! :) my dad explained it to me like an equilateral triangle... God is at the top & my husband and i are at the bottom angles. as we grow closer to God we will grow closer to each other! i love that!

  4. wow! that is a huge assignment!!! there really is so much more to marriage & i am learning that more & more each day!! thanks for your thoughts, Jenny!!

  5. thanks, Caroline!! it's so neat reading back over these posts i wrote a year ago & how much i need to hear them today!