Marriage by the (Good) Book
This week’s eNewsletter feature story
is written by Rev. Raymond Hylton,
FPCE Senior Pastor.
About three years ago, Judith and I bought a 2009 Ford Edge. We didn’t know the prior owners, but the vehicle came to us in pristine condition. Before leaving the dealership, the sales guy handed us the keys and the owner’s manual.
Can I be honest with you? I never read the manual at that time. But whenever a weird light appeared on the dashboard, or a strange sound came from the engine, or a tail light malfunctioned, I immediately grabbed the manual looking for answers.
On Wednesday, I took our now much older car to the repair shop for an oil change and other scheduled maintenance. We should all know by now that without timely maintenance and upkeep, our car would fall apart. It’s become a simple fact of life.
Marriage is a lot like owning a car. No, I am not suggesting that people in the marriage own each other — rather, just as a car needs attentive care and maintenance, every marriage requires work. What kind of work? you may ask.