In the beginning God made men and women different. But somewhere along the way, two of those polar opposites noticed each other. A man began to pursue a woman, and that woman slowed down enough for him to catch her. Before they knew it they had walked down an aisle and said “I do.” On that day they were officially declared husband and wife. And on that significant day, God did something. He made the two become one and they would never be the same again.
On January 4th, 2008, God made Mark and I one. On January 4th, God put Himself on display by uniting two different people. Now it is Mark and I’s responsibility to tell the truth about who Jesus is with our lives and with our marriage.
Pastor and author, John Piper says in his book This Momentary Marriage that, “Marriage is not mainly about staying in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives” (26). The reason marriage is so important is because “it’s about portraying something true about Jesus Christ and the way he relates to his people. It is about showing in real life the glory of the gospel” (26).
Because this is so important, I want to share fun ideas that will help you connect with your spouse. Some of these may seem light or even silly, but it is good to have fun with your spouse. And if you invest in your marriage, you will never regret it.
Date Night Idea #2- Go on a Hot Chocolate Date
Last week Mark and I went on our first Hot Chocolate Date of the year. This idea was so fun to me because we could either go out and get Hot Chocolate together or we could stay home and have an inexpensive date night.
We recently bought a fire pit which made the perfect setting for our Hot Chocolate date.
While enjoying the crisp evening air, we decided to make S’mores.
Mark built an awesome fire. I could have stared at it all night.