If It’s Permanent, Make It Good

Many believers are committed to making their marriages permanent. But that’s only the first step. The best thing you can do, once you’ve decided to make marriage permanent, is to make it good. And the only way to make it good is to resolve that you are no longer two people but one, that all decisions need to be made with “us” and “we” as the focus, not “you” and “me.” And that takes a willingness for self-sacrifice that, humanly, we don’t have, which is why so many marriages end up miserable and broken. But by seeking God’s help to overcome our innate selfishness, God can use our marriages to mold us into his own self-sacrificial nature; in other words, to conform us into the image of his Son.

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About Keith Schooley

Keith Edwin Schooley is a family man living in the Detroit area, and the author of Marriage, Family, and the Image of God. Keith studied New Testament exegesis and theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and has been a pastor, counselor, and teacher. He and his wife Cecile have a blended family of six children.