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Marriage Tweets

My lovely wife and I recently celebrated our seventeenth anniversary. As a way to honor the occasion and make some spiritual use of it, I tweeted out #17thoughtsonmarriage over the course of a couple weeks. In the hope that they may be helpful or spark some conversation, I've pasted them here.

 

1 - Genesis 3:15 isn't the first gospel message. Genesis 2:24 is. Ask Paul (Eph. 5:32). #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

2 - Singleness and marriage both have blessings and hardships. No need to outdo each other. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

3 - There's not only one good path toward marriage, but rather principles to guide. Wisdom is needed. Pro 30:18-19 #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

4 - Also from Pro. 30:18-19 - If you can totally figure romance out, you're smarter than the Bible. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

5 - Marriage can't be Christlike if it isn't a type of death. Do it right and you'll die to yourself often. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

6 - A joyful marriage with joyfully fulfilled (Biblical) roles is the first line of "attack" in our culture wars. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

7 - God is more passionate about our marriages than we are. Malachi 2:13-16 #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

8 - Marriages have personality. Don't judge others' if they don't looks just like yours. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

9 - A grace-filled marriage needs other grace-filled marriages as examples and encouragement. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

10 - A grace-filled marriage has a center of gravity outside itself: worshiping together keeps us centered. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 7, 2016

11 - Scripture is correct: a husband's deepest emotional need is that of respect. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 9, 2016

12 - Scripture is right. A wife's deepest emotional need is to be loved. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 9, 2016

13 - A marriage can't proclaim the gospel if no one ever sees it. Let them see your marriage, glory and warts and all. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 9, 2016

14 - Sex in marriage is private in its act but public in its importance and joy. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 17, 2016

Authority is given as a tool to fulfill responsibility. Authority is never an end and of itself. Responsibility's the thing.

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 17, 2016

16 - Little is worth more than trust in marriage. Your weapons to fight for it: repentance, forgiveness, intimacy. #17thoughtsonmarriage

— Jared Olivetti (@irpcpastor) August 20, 2016

 

I'm waiting for the seventeenth, assuming God still has a long list of things to teach me.

Jared Olivetti

Jared Olivetti

I'm a pastor at Immanuel RPC in West Lafayette, Indiana. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, six kids and a loving church family.

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