I was thinking yesterday how Godly my marriage must be. Because since we’ve gotten back from the honeymoon, difficult things immediately began presenting themselves in my life. I lost a close friend. Not to death, but worse, to sin. I went back to work and found out that I suddenly had no more desire to fight crime. I began experiencing extreme discontent being at the office. And for the good/difficult side, my longing to attend seminary and be more deeply involved in ministry took a spike upward.
So why does that make me think my marriage honors God? Because 1) God refines us as we walk with Him through events which force / allow us to turn to Him. And 2) satan hates my marriage and will fight against it. That’s a win.
I cannot explain how grateful I am for my wife who immediately embraced me and encouraged me and told me that I am walking with the Lord. She is proud of me. She supports me. And I love her.