By Ernest O'Neill

The Only Basis for a Lasting Marriage

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

The only basis for lasting marriage is that you know it’s God’s will.  And what we said last Sunday was you can only find out which is the person that God wants you to marry if you’ve at last died to getting security, significance, and happiness from other people.  Only when you’ve died to that will you be like Elijah, able to ignore the earthquake of the old physical desires and the fire of the old emotional needs, and be able to hear the sound of gentle stillness that is God’s voice.  So in a very real sense, only when you’ve died to your need to marry are you in a position ever to find out from God whom he wants you to marry and that’s the basis of Christian marriage.