Fully Known and Fully LovedPosted by Dennis on January 26, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Posted in: Dating and Courtship, Marriage, Question and Answer, Relationships
To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.
- Tim Keller
You see more than whether we will be married in a temple, a Catholic church or a Christian church is not the issue. The main thing that would create the most tension are the values that you hold. A man who says he is a Christian swears allegiance to God and lives out his life according to God’s principle, grace and love. To have a spouse who does not hold the same value that you value would create A WHOLE LOT of TENSION.
I’ve heard it, seen it and it does not look good. Either the two will disagree in almost everything because of the different perspective or one compromises his faith to “make the relationship work”. The problem is that apart from Christ it cannot work the way it is supposed to work. And I’m not saying being a Christian is a guarantee that it will work. It is to know and experience GOD beyond religion and to know that God who is infinite in knowledge knows all of my sin and my thoughts and secrets and still choose to live me. To experience AGAPE love that the world cannot match. Only Christ can give that. Only a person who has experienced God’s love and forgiveness can dish out a love like that because his source is not his own reservoir of love but on the glorious riches of Christ’s love for us.
So to answer the question again whether a couple of different faith can work – I actually doubt it.
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