Guest writer: Sue Weaver

1. God made man to be a sharer.
2. God created us not to be cul-de-sacs of His bounty, but conduits.
3. Animals help plenty, but only a person can be a fellow heir of the grace of life.
4. God did not create the union of Christ and the church after the pattern of human marriage — just the reverse! He created human marriage on the pattern of Christ’s relation to the church.
5. Those of us who are married need to ponder again and again how mysterious and wonderful it is that God grants us in marriage the privilege to image forth stupendous divine realities infinitely bigger and greater than ourselves.
6. The church submits to Christ by a disposition to follow His leadership. Christ submits to the church by a disposition to exercise His leadership in humble service to the church.
7. The redemption we anticipate at the coming of Christ is not the dismantling of the created order of loving headship and willing submission, but a recovery of it.
8. Seek your joy in the joy of your beloved.

Sue Weaver