So you have problems in your marriage? Not to worry. This does not mean that you don’t have a “good one.” Neither does it mean that it is destined to fail. God has carefully designed everything about life to be an important lesson in our development. Marriage is by no means an exception. In fact, it is one of the greatest of such lessons; and being so it is subject by divine plan to be laden with difficulties. All normal, all in course; so much so that C.S. Lovett wrote:

Marriage and the home is the center of all life on earth … It is a complete laboratory with all the stresses and strains, trials and pressures packed under one roof … Everything needed to produce Christlikeness in us can be found in the home.

Tomorrow’s Daily Email Goodie will take a look marriage as an apprenticeship for the practice of agapē love in preparation for our rulership in the heavens.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
(Excerpted from his upcoming book, Wife Loving)