2. Link back here and invite others to join.
3. Go a little overboard in encouraging the writer who linked up before you
Are you ready? What are you waiting for?
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We sat in a little restaurant and I ate while she drank coffee. We shared our fears of marriage and the wondering if we could really be effective in ministry with someone by our side. Did we really need a man to do what God called us to do? Couldn’t we do it without one and be just fine? Digging deeper we saw a fear that was deep in our souls. A fear that marriage could never be for us what it is for others.
Now, happily married I sit here in awe of what God has done and see the understandable but unreasonable fears that had plagued me. And I share with a sweet friend that in the end when two people desire to grow in God all the days of their lives, their marriage will be blessed. They will both have a more effective ministry in the Lord. Whether their ministry is at their office or in a church or meeting with young people or counseling others, whether it is serving the poor, feeding the homeless, or cleaning up the city, when two people, joined in the covenant God has blessed them with desire to grow and be more like Him, their marriage will grow and so will their ministry.
Our marriages will bless our ministry, not hinder.