Marriage as a Metaphor

This past Saturday, I participated in the wedding of Alex Bruzan and Meg Essenmacher. It was a beautiful and joy-filled event.

One of the things I love about marriage is what the Apostle Paul describes in his letter to the Ephesians, the fifth chapter. He spends time talking about how husbands and wives should relate to one another and then mixes it up with how Christ relates to the church.

In a profound way, he says, the marriage relationship displays, or should display, the mystery of Christ’s relationship with His people. Christ giving himself in greatest love for the church. His people – the church – responding in love to Him.

What if we were to think of marriage and relationships in that way? It might profoundly change our self-centered view of marital and relational fulfillment.

4 thoughts on “Marriage as a Metaphor

  1. Hey Matthew…it is so good to get emails from you. I miss the Ave and everything that it represents. God bless you and I am already looking forward to the next time I can see you. 🙂 Later Matthew! ~jill keddie

  2. Hey Matthew…it is so good to get emails from you. I miss the Ave and everything that it represents. God bless you and I am already looking forward to the next time I can see you. 🙂 Later Matthew! ~jill keddie

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