MARRIAGE IS GOD'S IDEA!
What happens when God leads two people together?
Hi, my name is Collier Robertson. Like so many others in college, I discovered the importance of finding a mate. For years, I thought that pursuing the right woman looked a lot more like Hollywood, but when God transformed my life, He also began to shape my view of marriage and courtship. A couple of summers ago, The Lord showed me the woman I was going to marry! Our relationship began by sharing our salvation stories with each other. We quickly established that as we pursued a relationship with one another, our number one priority would be pursuing Christ individually and together. This created a foundation in Jesus for our relationship, and formed a bond that soon proved to be forever. After being together four months, I knew Emily was the person God was leading me to marry. It was evident to me because she loves Jesus with all her heart, we have the same values and beliefs, and pushes me to follow him in all things. She is supportive of my ministry and goals, she encourages and corrects me where needed, and she is willing to pursue Christ with me through the good and the bad. After much prayer, God prepared our hearts and opened the door for us to become engaged.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Through the support of our church, we proclaim the truth about marriage. Taking the emphasis off of finding the right person and putting it on becoming the right person is the key! We also offer biblical counseling/accountability for those in committed relationships.
IT STARTS WITH A TRIANGLE
THERE'S GOD, MAN, AND WOMAN
Genesis 1:27 says that man and woman were created in God's image. This means that we were designed to reflect the glory of God in our lives and in our marriage.
THE WORLD'S VIEW
If both the man and woman seek each other, they will inevitably come together and discover that the other person is not what they thought. Divorce and heartache often follow a relationship like this because both people are far from God
THE ONE-PARTY RULE
The one-party rule is simple: If the man seeks God but the woman seeks the man (or vice versa), both parties will grow further apart from each other. Sometimes, people think that they can love their unbelieving boyfriend/girlfriend to Jesus. However, this is often a recipe for disaster.
THE WORD'S VIEW
Like Collier experienced, when both the man and the woman independently seek after God first, they discover how God can bring them closer together! Like the first triangle, the man and woman are connected, but with a major exception. This time, God is at the center!