Marriage Is Not an Island: Our Need for Community

My husband and I had a particularly difficult start to our marriage. There were no affairs, family deaths, or miscarriages—all things that might bring strife into a relationship. We simply found marriage to be far more complex and challenging than we anticipated.

And something made it even worse. We were all alone.

After moving to a new city immediately after our wedding, my husband and I went through the first few months of marriage without a spiritual community. At first, we didn’t see anything wrong with this. After all, isn’t marriage about pursuing a close, intimate relationship dependent on becoming “one” with your spouse?

We found that marriage is indeed about all of these things, but also that as believers, we are created to live in community.


Kathleen Notes: Having a community lends support and encouragement, especially to a new marriage.

- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 38 Date: 9/20/2018 5:55:09 PM -