"Christ’s love was not an intense feeling, a full heart, etc.; it was rather the work of love, which is his life."
— Søren Kierkegaard (via thedumboxen)
(Source: godofthephilosophers, via johnnyis)
"Why would anyone want to be married without having God as a partner? I can’t imagine facing the challenges of marriage without the hope of God to lift up my eyes when I’m discouraged and the conviction of God to open my eyes when I’m blind to my own sin. Since marriage is something you make, and since marriage is going to be difficult, I’d want to marry someone who knows how to pray, who practices prayer, and who is growing in prayer."
— Gary Thomas: The Sacred Search (via swimmertkesh)
"Unless you’re able to look at marriage through the lens of Scripture instead of through your own fears or romanticism, through your particular experience, or through your culture’s narrow perspectives, you won’t be able to make intelligent decisions about your own marital future."
— Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage (via alethialov)
"Be grateful for the wound that pushes you towards God."
— Yasmin Mogahed (via muslimahbyheart)
(Source: undercoverfortress, via biblesandtea)