Hey guys, this post is mainly meant for the guys. Now discernment doesnt entirely mean you are wondering whether or not to be a priest. Discernment means you feel God’s calling to do something with your life and me personally, I feel called to be a husband.
Now to start this off I think there is a bible verse that easily depicts what it means to be a husband for God, and that is Ephesians 5:25 and it says “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.” Most men in our society have a skewed depiction of what it means to be a husband and that marriage is something that can easily be replaced, well let me tell you something, as I’m being called to the married life, I feel more and more like I’m called to “marry the church” in a sense. The reason I say this is because a good husband doesn’t marry a woman because of her, he marries a woman because he sees God within her.
I see so many posts nowadays about how woman need to hold out for a man of God instead of settling, well I am certainly going to be doing the same thing from a male perspective. Men, we have an obligation to love our wife as Christ loved the church, which means if we sink our roots into God, we will find everlasting happiness in the woman we wait for. Not every woman is willing to have a relationship with God first, and that is a relationship you can do without.
A true marriage isn’t lived for each other, but each other living for the Glory of God.
His Hands and Feet, JP II