For instance, Jesus refers to Himself as the “bridegroom” and to the kingdom of heaven as a “wedding banquet.” These points demonstrate that God’s purposes for marriage extend far beyond personal happiness.
Thomas is quick to clarify that God isn’t happiness per se, but that marriage promotes even higher values.
Thomas offers an example: “When my wife forgives me . In that moment, she is modeling God to me, revealing God’s mercy to me, and helping me to see with my own eyes a very real spiritual reality.” Did you know that 40 percent of marriages in America end in divorce? While it’s easy to see why God designed an other-centered union for a me-centered world, living that way is a challenge.
You can help save marriages through Focus on the Family programs like our Hope Restored marriage counseling intensives, daily broadcasts, online resources and more. So when bills pile up, communication breaks down and you’re just plain irritated with your husband or wife, Thomas offers these reminders to help ease the tension: We see this last parallel throughout the Bible.
God never intended for us to sleep around with each other.
Obviously, we are no longer betrothed to each other.
In Thomas has not written your typical “how to have a happier relationship” book.