For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.(1 Corinthians 7:7–9) An ancient command, and the scenarios which we face as singles today are arguably more difficult: “Asking unmarried singles to control their sexual impulses for longer and longer periods of time is a fairly new phenomenon in our culture.This has been brought about by an earlier-age onset of puberty combined with later-age marriages” (Balswick & Balswick, , 107).Some dating couples abuse 1 Corinthians 7:9 and wield it (and their wedding plans) to rush foolishly in lust instead of taking wise steps out of love for God and neighbor.I've been attending Christian churches for a substantial chunk of my life, and it stands to reason that I've often thought I might meet my future husband there.
By finding appropriate balance between these extremes, we create a better marriage.
Struggling, unhealthy couples will steal “better to marry” as an excuse to make their destructive relationships permanent, and “than to burn” to legitimize sinful actions as good and natural.
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Next, we'll see that resolving conflict is a balancing act.
By purposefully holding back honest communication, the silent partner in marriage can stunt the growth of the relationship.