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Daily Living – Episode 40 – Phillip and Jennifer Whitten

Daily Living – Episode 40 – Phillip and Jennifer Whitten

Marriage Testimony


“They are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Marriage. What a beautiful picture of Christ and his church. Or at least it can be if you make a mutual decision to keep Christ at the center of your home. That was not always the case for us, but we are so thankful that the Lord put people in our lives to direct us back to each other and back to Him.

The world is looking to the church to set an example of what marriage should look like, and the unfortunate truth right now is that the church looks an awful lot like the world around it. Our mentors were famous for saying “it’s not okay to have an okay marriage”. The only way to avoid this mediocrity is to pursue the Lord continually through His Word and through prayer, give of ourselves daily and strive to outdo one another in showing honor as Romans 12:10 describes. We are called to be set apart from the world and show there is a difference in us. Christ is that difference!

He can and will do great things in our marriages if we will just commit ourselves to each other and to Him.