I officiated an awesome Christian marriage ceremony this past weekend during National Singles Week. How ironic! Many attendees were Christian singles who were also looking forward to their own Christian marriages someday.
I suppose that’s a good thing since God sanctioned marriage from the very beginning: “For this cause shall a man leave his mother and father and join to his wife, and the two become one flesh.” But I guess what really bothers me is that many Christians and Churches act like marriage is the only way to a fullfilled life in Christ. It’s not.
Christian Marriage Celebration
What was refreshing about this most recent Christian Marriage was that the folks we married thoroughly enjoyed their single years. Sure, there were difficult and lonely spots, but both remained satisfied in their circumstances and thankful for their experiences. So, when the Heavenly Father provided that “good and perfect gift” in the form of a Christian marriage to a perfect soulmate, they appreciated it all the more. To top off the celebration, the Bride and Groom ended their Christian marriage ceremony by singing the Third Day song, You Are So Good To Me.
What about you? Are you living your single life in thankfulness and joy, or just barely shlepping through, biding your time as you hope for your own Christian Marriage?
Bible Verse of the Day
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you don’t feel like celebrating, start counting your blessings
Are you a single Christian with thoughts on Christian marriages?