We just finished our first night of the marriage course. Difficult to gauge how people found it. It's tricky making out feedback when their jaws are on the floor. Not in a good way either. I think our whole 'Marriage feels like death' schtick was a bit heavy for a first night.
The heaviest moment (in more ways than one) was the showing of this video below.
It was to illustrate a point about interlocking neuroses (which I blogged about here). Every marriage has them. But this example puts some real flesh on the concept.
All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh. (Eph 2:3)
and the two will become one flesh. (Eph 5:31)
The cravings of your flesh are one thing. Uniting flesh with another sinner multiplies the gratification strategies.
So then, as part of homework for this week - answer these questions:
What are your cravings?
How do you manipulate your spouse to gratify them?
What are your spouse's cravings?
How do you allow them to flourish?