"A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished." — Zsa Zsa Gabor
My wife is not Jesus. But even after being raised by a pastor, going to Bible school, and graduating from seminary, I believed she was Jesus. You probably think your spouse is, too. Really. I lived quite contentedly with Jesus when I was single. But after we married, I expected Libby to do in my life what only Jesus is capable of doing. It was a recipe for disaster.
Lie number 3: Your spouse will complete you.
If you believe this lie, your thoughts might sound like this:
- I need someone else to fill the empty places in my life.
- If I find that person, my loneliness will be gone and I will be whole.
- The right person will complement me. They will be strong when I am weak.
- Etc., etc., etc …
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. —Ephesians 3:14-19
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