Weird

This weekend my fiancé and I both worked, “the Mix,” a youth discipleship/evangelism weekend sponsored by a handful of churches around Athens. We basically lived with high schoolers from our church all weekend and it was…awesome. Seriously.

Anyway, the message this weekend was based around Proverbs 14:12

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Well…maybe it was Proverbs 16:25 (not a typo)

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

If “the way that seems right to man” is the “normal” approach to life, then Christians should be aiming at “weird”. In the context of marriage, the statistics seem to indicate that “the way that seems right to man” is to divorce when being married is no longer easy or we aren’t happy.

What’s “weird” look like?

“God doesn’t protect Christians from their problems – he helps them walk victoriously through their problems. If your marriage is tough…thank God that he has given you an opportunity for unparalleled spiritual growth. You have the prime potential to excel in Christian character and obedience.” – Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage</em

Let’s be weird.

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