Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about a term that’s become popular in reference to marriages. People are always asking, does (or will) this marriage “work.”He's got six reasons and each one was good. Read the whole thing here.
Everyone seems to speak like this, including couples themselves. But to think of marriage as something that does or does not “work” is to fall into the frenetic spiral of functionalism and utilitarianism that so characterizes our a materialistic world.
We don’t “make a marriage work.” We simply make a marriage. And, if I may, here is how it “works.”
- My marriage works because my wife and I are different. This seems obvious, but it’s actually quite difficult to accept all this statement implies. We are different because each of us is unique and unrepeatable, both of us made in the image of Christ. We are different because I am a man and she is a woman. We are different because our bodies are different, because we enjoy life differently, because we listen to others and to God differently. We caress with different styles. What we think and even what worries us and stresses us is … different.
Friday, October 28, 2016
"My marriage works and I'm going to tell you why."
This is a great reminder of the real priorities of our marriages. Thought I'd pass it along.