H. Norman Wright authored “So You’re Getting Married” in 1985. I picked up my copy the other day as I was researching for this blog and other areas of ministry. There, right in the first chapter, just as he begins writing Wright gives a great list that defines marriage and provides useful information to help us as we Commit to Marriage:
- Marriage is a gift.
- Marriage is an opportunity for love and to be learned.
- Marriage is a journey in which we as the travelers are faced with may choices and are responsible for these choices.
- Marriage is affected more by our inner communication that our outer communication.
- Marriage is more often influenced by unresolved issues from our past than we realize.
- Marriage is a call to servanthood.
- Marriage is a call to friendship.
- Marriage is a call to suffering.
- Marriage is not an event but a way of life.
- Marriage involves intimacy in all areas for it to be fulfilling.
Wright, H. Norman, So You’re Getting Married, (Regal Books:Ventura, California) 1985.