"Love and War" - ReviewMillions of books discuss marriage. Martial relationships exist within the grand epic of God. This great story features a Hero who rescues the world from death, redeeming the entire cosmos. On a smaller scale, marriages act out this same plot. Spouses engage in a mission to bring each other to full life, protecting them from attack and destruction. It instead looks to the grander story of God for the real source of conflict, seeing a dark evil at play.
Love and War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed of
While enjoying Valentine's Day dinner this year, my husband and I talked about the joys of being married. When he asked me what has been the most pleasant surprise of the past three years, I thought for a moment, slowly smiled, and said, "Marriage has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. Perhaps my younger generation is just much more open about taboos and perils, but the horror stories and warnings I received as I approached my wedding led me to believe I could sooner navigate my way through J. Tolkien's Mordor than through a successful marriage. We received pre-marital counseling, prayed often, and dove in anyway. I can honestly say that—praise God! Marrying Nate didn't reveal annoying habits, we didn't start casually dropping "please" or "I love you" from our vocabulary, and I still can't wait to see only him every day.