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.