Monday, December 01, 2008

The Sanctuary of Christian Marriage

1st Monday Every Month at Chrysalis


Demands press in. Days are full. Time marches on. Though they long for more uninterrupted time together, time away from the busyness, it will not come soon.

But one thing is certain: At the end of every day, they retreat to the same place. No matter how hectic or crammed their time is, they are sure to fall into the same bed at night.

In this bed they find reprieve from the world, from the stress, from the responsibilities. Here they can be full of conversation or completely silent, hand in hand or not touching at all. There is comfort alone in the presence of the other.

Often they discover beauty in intimately knowing each other. As one, they experience escape from the ordinary, a place only the two of them can share, a break from the things that weigh on their hearts and minds. Because they share a relationship with God, their union gives glimpses of a realm that exists beyond them, a spiritual dimension which surpasses their understanding.

At the end of every day, he is there, she is there. Every night this private sanctuary provides rest and quiet, unspoken connection in something as simple as a hand on a chest or tender kiss good night. They sleep in the solace of the other, in the security of knowing they do not walk this journey alone, reminded of all that is good and pure, and with sincere gratitude to God for His very good gift of Christian marriage.


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10 comments:

Brenda said...

So beautiful.

bp said...

This is such a nice post. I enjoyed it. It made me think of my husband and the comfort it is to know he is there beside me at night.

Denise said...

Very lovely dear.

e-Mom said...

Marvellous! Thanks for giving us a peek into the private sanctuary of your bedroom. :~D

And thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Tami.

Hugs, e-Mom

Vanessa said...

That's wonderful! It sort of makes me feel sad though, because my husband is not Christian and sometimes I feel quite separated from him because of that. But thank you for sharing it...

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Aweeeee...how true this is. I know the blessedness of this "belonging". Thank you for this reminder. This marriage I am now in reflect the marriage God intended us to have and I am so graeful.

In His Graces~Pamela

MiPa said...

What a beautiful description of sanctuary! Thank you!

Andrea said...

Tami, your description of the marriage sanctuary is AWESOME! I especially love this sentence: "They sleep in the solace of the other, in the security of knowing they do not walk this journey alone, reminded of all that is good and pure, and with sincere gratitude to God for His very good gift of Christian marriage."

I plan to share your post with my hubby this evening because it was so powerful.

Thanks for giving me lots to think about.

Lynn said...

On Tami,

This is such a touching and real post about marriage. Thank you so much. Send me an article to share at SUM.... Thank you for encouraging all of us. Hugs.

Tammy W said...

Hee, hee, you are a Tami and the previous commenter is Lynn and I'm Tammy Lynn..too cute!

Great post!

God Bless!