Elihu's Corner

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Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her…

Ephesians 5.25-26

Spoiler alert: Do not read if you think that marriage is all about living happily ever after on easy street.

If you’re ready for some harsh reality, read on.

Marriage is hard. It takes real commitment. It takes guts, endurance, and sacrifice.

Marriage teaches a person how to stick it out through thick and thin. The relationship shapes the man and woman into different people. Marriage is about sacrifice made from a deeply committed, unconditional love.

Marriage requires work.

Marriage has been devalued in the past 100 years (even more so in the last several months!). Divorce is rampant, pornography invades, distractions abound. Husbands are portrayed as buffoons who can’t change a light bulb let alone be sensitive enough for their wives. Husbands have to find the delicate balance of being a…

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