“You don’t take a bath and then get cleaned up, you take a bath to get cleaned up. You don’t try to get clean and then go to Jesus, you go to Jesus and He cleans you up. And there’s real strength in that.”
“Does this captivate you more than your spouse?”
“There’s no shortcut to holiness – you can’t get holy without Christ. You can’t overcome temptation without Christ. You can’t just pull yourself up by your bootstraps and just make it happen; you have to fall into the arms of our Savior.”
“To look at someone as an object, whatever that may be for – any kind of a gain, pleasure, finances, prestige – to use another person is completely the opposite of love.”
Whatever struggles and obstacles that come our way – those can then be offered up and transformed into something that makes the couple even stronger than they were before. They had that storm or that challenge, and they overcame it.
“I’m trying to go back out and wake people up and say “Christ is Real. He rose from the dead, he wants to save us.” But we’re falling asleep back in our sin, we’re going back to bed, we’re pressing the snooze button, and we’re not rising up to the challenges that are faced before us.”
Watch the newest At the Heart with Jason Angelette, “Nourish the Love with Time”.
“Just because the honeymoon phase is over, it doesn’t mean that love is over, it’s just maturing – it’s growing into something that is much more than what it is right now. And it’s meant to be much more than what it is right now.”
“If I fundamentally believe that I’m unworthy of love, or that I’m bad, or I’m trash… why would I want to bring that forth? If I do bring that up, and that person responds with empathy or unconditional love, that’s the antidote, that’s the answer.”
“You get on your knees, you ask “Will you be my spouse for the rest of my life?” – and then all of the sudden, there’s this struggle. You’re like “Hold on – did I make a mistake? I thought it wasn’t going to be like this.”