A Picture of This Momentary Marriage

Having studied John Piper’s This Momentary Marriage with friends at church, having seen the video below on Tim Challies’ site, and knowing so many marriages need the grace and strength of God in order to shine forth Christ, I had to share the story below.  As Challies quotes Piper: “I tremble with the glad responsibility of introducing you to Ian & Larissa Murphy in this video. Tremble, because it is their story and so personal. So delicate. So easily abused. So unfinished. Glad, because Christ is exalted over all things.”

Be touched, weep at the humility, and pray for like grace to be shown to you and others.


  1. dalees107 May 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Thank you for bringing this beautiful, touching and tough story back out into the open – not sure how I have missed it all these years. After 1/2 hour, I am still shedding tears over this, tears of joy for their love, tears of sadness for a lost world which will never experience their love. I have tweeted the story out and onto my facebook page…not that I have a huge following, but my life’s purpose is also about marriage, the symbolism of Christ’s love for us, His Church! We took our marriage for granted until it fell apart….but our Almighty God restores us to not only Him, but to each other! We are now marriage 37+ years!
    I love their story and their blog!

    • Barry York May 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      Thank you for spreading the word and your testimony of Christ’s healing in your marriage. Praise the Lord!


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