In expanding The Maker’s Marriage (available October 12, our 30th anniversary), I am adding an introduction so that those who won’t be helped won’t be wasting their time. Following is the first draft of the new intro:
Before we waste each other’s time, let’s understand that it’s not about me, or you, or our opinions and beliefs. It’s about the One Who made us, loves us, and wants us to succeed beyond our wildest imaginations—our Maker.
It follows then that The Maker’s Marriage isn’t about keys, steps, techniques, or suggestions. Rather, it is about the miracle of a marriage that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts. A Maker’s Marriage.
So, if you’re in hopes of finding yet untried ways to get that other person to straighten up and fly right, or to understand you and meet your needs, or any other base, low, pathetic mockery of God’s marvelous plan for you and yours, hope again.
Actually, I do want you to hope again. But this time let it be hope in the Love that never fails. Herein lies hope that is based on nothing less than Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of the relationship that is meant to bring Heaven to earth. How about that!
And how about this–how about getting free from the need to be right? How about getting free from the tyranny of selfishness and the life of pain it brings? How about falling in Love with your Maker, and passing that Love right along to the person on the pillow next to you? It’s called pillow talk, and it beats arguing hands down.
Why not? Why not begin and end the day with a bit of a cuddle with the one on the pillow right next to you, and fill the spaces in between with the great adventure of a marriage that is all the Great Lover ever meant it to be?
It’s called honor and you were meant for it. Honor yourself and your mate by first honoring your Maker and receiving His honor for you. Yes, it sounds beyond you, beyond your broken heart and wounded soul, beyond the memories that refuse to fade. That’s because it is, and we’re going there—beyond all of it, into the arms of the Restorer of the breach, the Healer of the brokenhearted.
Welcome to The Maker’s Marriage.