Monday Musings: Notes from the Marriage Conference
We were able to attend a marriage conference on Friday night and Saturday morning, so I decided to share a few of my notes from that with you today. Not a lot, because that wouldn't be fair to the speaker, but just a few things...
3 Treasure Principles:
- Everyone lives for some kind of treasure.
- The thing that is your treasure will control your heart.
- What controls your heart will control your behavior.
The things that you name as treasure will always deepen and propel your marriage OR they will victimize your marriage.
Marriages must be fixed vertically before they can be fixed horizontally.
Love is willing self-sacrifice for the good of another that doesn't demand reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving.
Love loves to love...are you willing?
There is no such thing as love that doesn't require sacrifice.
Is your marriage a chronicle of daily sacrifices?
Love looks to the interest of others.
Love is not a contract; it is a sacrifice.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God...This is how God showed his love among us; He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us this way, we also ought to love one another."
1 John 4:7-11