Marriage Month Detox

November 15, 2016

Do not be conformed by things of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will –Romans 12:2

Romans 12:2 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. – 1 John 2:15

Today marks 45 days until I dive into married life. In the last blog post, I discussed my aggravation with the modern culture that surrounds weddings- a culture that worships, prepares for, and builds up one day, but disregards the eternal and lasting weight that a marriage yields. Weddings, in our culture, are more about the party, the Pinterest board-worthy decorations, and the cute pictures; and it is less about praying over one another, preparing to embark upon a Christ-glorifying journey, and a covenant before the Lord. Us bride-to-bes are so quick to take on all the latest diets, detox for weeks, and do everything possible to cut out the “bad” stuff that we might normally put into our bodies. However, there’s a lot of other wordly indulgences that isn’t always great for us to consume- especially when preparing for marriage.

For me, these things of the world that I sometimes obsessively consume are social media and Netflix. Therefore, over the remaining 45 days of my single life, I will be detoxing of these and investing in making myself the best wife and Christ-follower I can be. I encourage you all to pray about things of the world that you too can detox from, and replace with devouring the wholesome promises of the Word. There is so much growth that we can gain from devoting our time and energy more to our marriages (or soon-to-be marriages) and less on fruitless things of this world.

*disclaimer: I am not saying that social media is a bad thing, or that spending time on social media is bad for marriages. Rather, I am saying social media is largely an investment in the world and not eternity, and the same goes for Netflix

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