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Community Brew – marriage talk

I don’t talk about my faith a lot here on the blog. Not because it’s not important to me or because it’s not there, but because I don’t consider myself a good teacher. I grew up in a very god-centered house. My mother is the most faithful person I know, my father was an elder in the church until about 5 years ago . . . church was 3 days a week . . . if school or sports conflicted with church times I didn’t go. I felt resentful . . . so when college came I rebelled a little . . . ok, a lot . . . and honestly I’m still trying to find my footing. But yesterday as I was spending most of my morning reading through some of the posts on the link up with Madison of The Wetherills Say I Do and Rachel of Oh Simple Thoughts there was one verse I couldn’t get out of my head.


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1 Corinthians 7:32-35
32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. 33 But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, 34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. 35 I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

As I was reading this yesterday, it really struck a cord with me because of how negative towards marriage it sounds. Paul is saying there are more worries, more anxiety, more worldy temptations for the married man.

And I disagree.
But to disagree with Paul  . . . to disagree with the bible . . . what was I not seeing?
 
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Even at 28 I can count on mom to put it in perspective right?
God wouldn’t put marriage into his plan if it wasn’t worth it, but he also doesn’t make things easy does he? Paul is just warning us to why it’s so important we choose to right partner.  Someone will is willing to work with you to take those anxieties away. This guy does that for me.  Everyday is a learning experience of what I’m more comfortable doing because I’m a stronger woman with his support.
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thanks for listening to my sappy post for today guys 🙂
What stage are you guys at in your marriage? Are you single and frustrated? I’ve been there, it really does get better.  

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2 Comments

  • Reply Katie

    I love your heart in this post! Before getting married, I always ignored that verse from Paul honestly. I didn’t understand it either! Thank God that He puts wise women in our lives to reveal the truth to us! I love your outlook. Blessings over your marriage! 🙂

    -Katie
    http://www.hotteaandtheemptyseat.com

    August 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply rkstark86@gmail.com

      thank you so much! and thank god for wise women

      August 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

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