Monday, October 5, 2009


Question. If we are to give our hearts fully to the Lord; if we are supposed to be completely devoted to God alone, if He is where we are to find our identity, self-worth, and joy, then how are we supposed to give our hearts to human relationships? Friendships and romantic relationships. How, in a marriage, are you supposed to balance loving God wholeheartedly and yet loving your spouse selflessly and wholly as well? God can't be asking us to split our hearts, if he commands us to love Him with all of our heart, mind, and soul.

The Christianese answer? When we love God fully, we experience God's love for us which overflows into our relationships. We love others with an overflow. Makes sense, but how does that look in non-philosophical terms? In every day reality, what does it look like to love Christ wholeheartedly but also love a spouse intimately and the way God designed marital love to look like?

Can anyone explain?

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