“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.”
“In our sufferings, no matter what it is, people can ask the question “Where was God?” in whatever moment, and He was there, with a broken heart, tears in his eyes, weeping and embracing you. The question is did you hear those whispers?”
“If we keep going to God with our prayers & petitions with thanksgiving, constantly to the Lord, surrendering it all to Him, it’s like these guard rails are going up that’s going to protect us from falling into the trap of despair.”
“If somebody walked in the room and told me that they loved them more than me, I’d probably want to punch them in the face. But the reality is that God loves us so much more, He’s got us so much more than I ever could.”