As we’ve gone through rough patches together, there were times when both Selena and I thought we’d be happier apart. We wanted to quit on each other because it was how we felt right then. 

But that’s not what marriage is. Marriage is about learning how to love selflessly by learning to know the One who truly loves sacrificially. 

Marriage is covenantal love. It’s about a love that stems from the much greater, more intense, and immensely more pure love of God. 

Marriage is one way God refines us into holy people and makes us aware of His unconditional grace and love.

Indeed, marriage has more to do with eternity than either of us ever fathomed. Marriage all about Jesus.

~ Ryan

As we’ve gone through rough patches together, there were times when both Selena and I thought we’d be happier apart. We wanted to quit on each other because it was how we felt right then.

But that’s not what marriage is. Marriage is about learning how to love selflessly by learning to know the One who truly loves sacrificially.

Marriage is covenantal love. It’s about a love that stems from the much greater, more intense, and immensely more pure love of God.

Marriage is one way God refines us into holy people and makes us aware of His unconditional grace and love.

Indeed, marriage has more to do with eternity than either of us ever fathomed. Marriage all about Jesus.

~ Ryan

There’s nothing like a good kiss between spouses. It’s evidence of a deeper connection, and keeps you vulnerable to each other. 

CHALLENGE: Next time you see your husband or wife, start your conversation with a kiss. Then use words afterward to reinforce what you’ve already said. 

#marriage #love / pic by @jeffkmarsh

There’s nothing like a good kiss between spouses. It’s evidence of a deeper connection, and keeps you vulnerable to each other.

CHALLENGE: Next time you see your husband or wife, start your conversation with a kiss. Then use words afterward to reinforce what you’ve already said.

#marriage #love / pic by @jeffkmarsh

In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love. 

~ Timothy Keller 

#marriage #love / pic by @jeffkmarsh

In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.

~ Timothy Keller

#marriage #love / pic by @jeffkmarsh