A normal marraige? Not for me!

Posted: September 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

I was catching up on a couple of my favorite Pastor blogs this evening and couldn’t resist passing this along to those who read my blog posts. Many of you who know me, know that a just a few short years ago, my wife and I finally allowed God to take our marraige and make it His design, instead of our own.

It’s been nothing short of supernatural, and we always take the opportunity to share our story. With that said, I couldn’t resist sending David Foster’s post today concerning “normal” marriages….and what today’s normal truly looks like.

-Tom

I think “normal” is way overrated when you understand that most people you meet have settled for a life far below what they could have.

This is never more true than when you think about marriage.  Normal marriage in America means the following:

  • Miserable and stuck, but not sure why.
  • Hardly talking, except to argue.
  • Crushing debt, with no plan to get out.
  • Little sex, and even the little they have is not fulfilling.
  • Temptation to stray, flirting with strangers.
  • Stress at work, brought home.
  • Stress at home, brought to work.
  • A mild displeasure with life, but not enough energy to do anything about it.

So I don’t want “normal” for my marriage.  I want an above normal marriage.

  • One where we love each other and talk.
  • One where we enjoy being together.
  • We are best friends.
  • We praise and lift each other up.
  • Together we create something more from our lives that we could have ever enjoyed or created alone.

I dare you to refuse to accept a “normal” marriage.  Listen, no one gets married to a boring person not having fun, but most people wind up there.  If you refuse to accept normal and then pursue an extraordinary relationship, you just might end up with it.

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