Monday, April 07, 2008

Marriage: For Happiness or Holiness?

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From the first day they shared a bedroom, they sensed the sacred quality of this chamber.

In this room conversations last until the wee hours of the morning.

They muffle their laughter under covers so as not to wake the kids.

Tears dampen pillows.

Comfort comes from the warmth of the body next to them and sleep is difficult when one is gone.

Here is where they form the bond to know what the other is thinking by merely catching their eye.

Trust allows them to process the difficulties of life out loud.

Dreams and confessions fill the air.

They endure such tense and awkward moments they are thankful for the dark of night.

The vulnerability occurring in this room softens their hearts.

The acceptance builds their confidence.

They are one in body, mind and spirit.

They understand God's edict, "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." To disturb the hallow ground of the marriage bed would affect all areas of their marriage.

For Happiness or Holiness?

BOTH.



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13 comments:

Rachelle said...

That was lovely.

Susan said...

I'm speechless...

Tami, this was incredible!

Can't wait to be alone tonight with my husband♥

Brenda said...

It is such a sacred place.

MiPa said...

Tami,
What a beautiful way of stating the truth. Marriage is for both.

Bless you for sharing my friend.

Linnet's Nest said...

Lovely thoughts so beautifully put.
Thank you.

~blessings.

Denise said...

So true! Makes me miss him so much more. Very beautifully stated! Denise R.

Lynn said...

Wow Tami,

this is so well written. I agree, I can't wait to be alone with my guy.

Excellent, excellent post! Love you girl.

Robyn said...

So well put. I struggled with the either / or part of the question, too. I agree that it is both. That is the beauty of marriage, it represents so much!!

Kelly said...

:)...A teacher and a student -- all over again! Thanks for the great reminder! :)

jennifer in OR said...

Like beautiful poetry...thanks for sharing this.

e-Mom said...

Tami, I love your interpretation on this topic--using the bedroom as a metaphor for all that is both happy and holy in marriage. You are a marvellous poet! :~D

Thanks for contributing to Marriage Monday today. Your tender spirit is an asset to this group.

Blessings, e-Mom

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That was beautifully written.
Blessings,
Angela

Dianne said...

This reminds me of a book I'm reading right now (trying - way too many books on my list) Sacred Marriage, by Gary Thomas. Good thoughts here, Tami, as usual :)