Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle. If you want to enjoy a beautiful, life-long relationship, you will need more than romance. You will need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. According to author, pastor and teacher, Dr. Paul David Tripp, you need realistic expectations and radical commitments. Most importantly, you need grace.
with Dr. Paul David Tripp
We’ll be hosting the Paul Tripp Marriage event, “Marriage. What Did You Expect?” at First Free on Friday and Saturday, February 16th and 17th. Sessions 1 and 2 will be held on Friday, February 16th at 6:30 pm (appetizers at 6:00 pm).
Sessions 3 and 4 will be held on Saturday, February 17th 8:30-11:30 am (breakfast provided at 8:00) The cost is $10 per couple. Registration required. Register now online.
Childcare is provided, but please let us know at 309.764.3381 if you will need childcare.
The Bible teaches that we all bring something destructive into our relationships – sin. But as Paul David Tripp explains, we buy into the delusion that our biggest problem is outside of us. We blame our spouse. We blame our circumstances. We rarely take seriously the nature of our own sin.
Unlike other marriage conferences that only diagnose horizontal problems, “What Did You Expect?” fights a much deeper war over the worship of our heart. It’s only when we worship God as Creator, Sovereign and Savior that we will ever love as we should.
“What Did You Expect?” challenges you to look into the mirror of God’s Word and see yourself with clarity. Maybe it’s you. Maybe you love yourself more than your spouse. Maybe you love your little kingdom more than God’s big Kingdom. When you reach that level of honesty, you’re at the edge of real good things for your marriage.
Start working on a marriage of unity, understanding, and love.