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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sacred Marriage {Chapter 3}

I am linking up with Jenn over at Knee Deep in Munchkin Land for our book club link up of Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

Chapter 3 is by far the best Chapter yet.
For me at least.
I personally thought that all the husbands should read just this one Chapter.
The Chapter is all about Learning to Love and how marriage teaches us to love.

I want to touch on a couple ideas and thoughts from this Chapter...

1. We can never love someone too much, the problem is, we love God too little.
Page 40
Woah woah woah.
I don't think we can love someone too much either, however I know personally that I have a very hard time letting people into my life and fully loving them. Mainly because I am scared to get hurt. However, speaking of my marriage, my husband does not make me feel this way. For some reason I deep down know he will not hurt me intentionally. He wants to protect me, even though he doesn't say it all the time, I just know. I think I do love God too little too. And that is just not fair. I am think I am scared too give my heart fully over to him. But why? I KNOW FOR A FACT he will not hurt it. So why do I not give him my all??

2. God wants us to use our marriage as a stepping stone and learning tool to love him and others.
I know I have learned so much just being married three short years. I need to take what I have learned and apply it and show others.

3. Women just want to be listened to, sympathized with.  We have a lot of sorrows and burdens that aren't recognized.
Page 47-48
Yes, yes, yes. I think all of us women can relate to this.

4. "If you treat a man as he is, he will stay as he is.  But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become the bigger and better man. -Johann Wofganag von Goethe
Page 39
I just loved this quote.
I need to take this quote and apply it to my marriage.
I feel like there are so many aspects of this book I would like to apply to my marriage.
I think I need to try and tackle one a week, I am sure this idea will be a long post in itself on my status :)

So what did you guys think about this Chapter?
Are you going to get your husbands to read it?

1 comment:

Jane said...

You picked out some great quotes! It's so funny I was just having a discussion with my husband about number 3. He is deployed, and is very good about understanding that even though he is the one spending a year away from home, it's hard on me too. But, I don't think he fully understood until today just how much it affects me too. And I just love that last quote. It's so good.