If marriage doesn’t fix your problems but rather magnifies them, then why did God create it in the first place, Pastor Rick Warren questions.
Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, wrote this week that God created marriage to serve as a connection between man and woman.
Therefore, Christians shouldn’t confuse marriage with an ultimate solution to all of their problems, because instead, saying “I do” will likely magnify the problems you already had as a single person, Warren writes.
When we marry, we are able to see the full image of God, the pastor continues, as both men and women offer partial perspectives to the entire picture.
“[…] nobody holds the full image of God. Women get part of it, men get part of it, and we need each other,” the megachurch pastor says.
This verse in particular points out three interesting themes about marriage, namely that marriage is a part of God’s plan for us, marriage is permanent, and marriage is meant for connecting men and women to each other to serve in a different way than they can individually.
Warren and his wife, Kay, who have been married for over 40 years, have spoken on their personal marriage journey before, telling LifeWay Christian Resources that their first two years of marriage were the most difficult, and the only way they got through them was through their faith in God, as well as agreeing that divorce was not an option.
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