I know it’s not Monday, and I had every intention of participating in this month’s Marriage Monday, but Thanksgiving threw me for a loop.
This excerpt is from Andrea at Embracing Him. She did an excellent job of summing up how marriage should be a shelter, a safe-haven, a sanctuary for both husband and wife.
A marital sanctuary is created when we let go of selfishness and anger and instead offer kindness and forgiveness. When marriage is a place of safety, couples can freely express their opinions and desires without judgment and rejection. When marriage is a save haven, both husband and wife can reveal their fears and flaws without ridicule and repercussion. When marriage is a true refuge, husbands and wives have no need to put up walls or be on guard. Each person is free to be themselves and is loved exactly as they are. A couple finds a shelter from life’s storms and their deepest needs are recognized, valued, and nurtured within the sanctuary of Christian marriage.
Take a few minutes to check out other contributors to this month’s Marriage Monday theme: The Sanctuary of Marriage at Embracing Him.
Yours for the celebration of marriage,