I recently finished reading the book, Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber. It is a memoir of her spiritual journey while spending a year studying at Oxford.
I must admit that I was leery when I read the first chapter because Carolyn is a literature major and I myself have read very few books in my lifetime, and certainly have never read any “classics” and therefore struggled with many references. But her writing drew me in and I actually found myself wanting to know the meaning of the witty comments exchanged between her and her friends.
Her writing makes you feel as if you are a butterfly sitting on her shoulder experiencing her first year with her. Her wisdom and questioning makes me yearn for more; more laughter, more depth, and more love.
I usually don’t have the desire to read a book more than once, but I am going to purchase my own copy so I can underline and highlight. I kind of wish I would have bought it in the first place, but then again, maybe I wouldn’t have wanted to read it again.
Are you fighting for your marriage?
Are you actively trying to guard your marriage against Satan’s sneaky attacks?
Are you seeking what is best for your spouse above your work, hobbies and even children?
Pull out the boxing gloves people because you need to fight! I am so terribly saddened by the number of marriages that are failing and falling apart all around me. I am saddened for the marriages that are in shambles and no one knows except for the two sinners in that marriage. It breaks my heart to watch men and women become complacent with the status quo and then months later wonder why they are not in love.
Oh my goodness, I want to shout from the roof tops, scream in the streets and honestly run to the front of church and plead with people to wake up and fight. Satan is destroying marriages right now as I type this. He wants to destroy families, so he can destroy our country.
Date your spouse.
Love them when they are unlovable.
Laugh with them.
Join a community of other believers who will ask the hard questions of you and your spouse.
Above all, pray with and for each other and ask God to build a foundation of grace and peace in your marriage.
They arrived late last night and were introduced to Dutchmaid doughnuts this morning.