Ever After

As Good As It Gets

An Idol is made when we worship one of God’s good gifts rather than the One who gave us the gift. Our culture has made an idol of romance and marriage. This has not only damaged the institution of marriage but our understanding of God’s plan and purpose for marriage. Join us for the final message in Ever After where we learn that marriage is a broken and temporary signpost pointing us to something far more permanent and perfect.   Marriage Myth #4: The myth of as good as it gets Marriage is a temporary and broken signpost pointing toward a permanent and perfect union with God through Jesus Christ. Marriage is…

The War of the Roses

In the 1980’s comedy, The War of the Roses, Barbara and Oliver Rose go from marital bliss to all out war. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual story in America today. The average length of a marriage in the United States is currently 8.2 years. How does a couple go from the marriage altar to divorce court in less than 10 years? While there are many answers to this question, one sure way is by fighting the wrong enemy. Join…

Jerry Maguire

“You complete me.” These three words are not only the most famous line from the hit movie, Jerry Maguire, they capture the expectations of many who long for a romantic relationship that will make them feel whole. But can two halves really make a person whole? Join us for part two of Ever After where we discuss God’s surprising intention behind marriage and the true source of wholeness. Marriage Myth #2: The Jerry Maguire Myth Marriage is meant to make…

Great Expectations

The happy couple returns from their honeymoon and begins to unpack their bags. As soon as the bags are emptied, the happy couple begins to discover that this wasn’t what they’d expected. Those bags were full of expectations they’d each collected over a lifetime; expectations their spouse may be unwilling or unable to meet. Join us for part one of Ever After… where we explore the myth of great expectations and learn what Jesus taught us to do with them.  Marriage Myth #1: The Myth of Great Expectations Expectation: A hope, dream, or desire  (conscious or unconscious, spoken or unspoken) that something will happen or…