Saturday, July 7, 2012

Provocative Power Words about Christ & Marriage



Tomorrow morning at DPC we'll be looking at the final words of Matthew, in which Jesus makes it clear that he never, ever forsees a possible time in which any part of his teaching will ever become in the least bit unnecessary, outdated, superseded, or no longer true or helpful.

Rather, Jesus confidently tells us that ever single human being we could ever meet from any culture in any nation from any time in history will always need to hear and accept every single thing he ever taught.

Who else in history ever says anything even close to that?

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Tomorrow evening at DPC we'll be hosting our monthly marriage workshop EVER AFTER: Building Stronger Marriages.  6:00 pm, free childcare & nursery provided.

To get ready for the discussion, think through this quote:


"Destructive to marriage is the self-fulfillment ethic that assumes marriage and the family are primarily institutions of personal fulfillment, necessary for us to become 'whole' and happy.  The assumption is that there is someone just right for us to marry and that if we look closely enough we will find the right person.  This moral assumption overlooks a crucial aspect to marriage.  It fails to appreciate the fact that we always marry the wrong person.
We never know whom we marry; we just think we do.  Or even if we first marry the right person, just give it a while and he or she will change.  For marriage, being [the enormous thing it is] means we are not the same person after we have entered it.  The primary problem is... learning how to love and care for the stranger to whom you find yourself married."
~Stanley Hauerwas 

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