Marriage is hard…amen?!

Posted on March 12, 2008

Marriage is HARD! Always putting someone else’s needs ahead of my own. Always having to consider someone else’s feelings. Always putting my stuff on the backburner. Sometimes I think "I could be fishing somewhere in south Florida if I didn’t have to focus on my marriage!" And it’s right then when I realize…

Marriage isn’t the easiest thing; it’s the hardest thing. But when we do it God’s way, it can definitely be the greatest thing.

Lisa and I have been married for 25 years. That’s more than half my life. And for 18 of those years, we’ve led Fellowship Church. That’s a whole lot of thinking of other people ahead of ourselves. The realities of ministry and marriage are tough. And I know that anyone who is in the same shoes is screaming, "AMEN!"

But there’s no doubt, the journey has been well worth the effort. And as I get ready for this new series on marriage, I thank God that he’s led the way. Because without him, there’s no way we’d be able to make it!

If you are in any kind of leadership in the church, you know how tough it can be. That’s why Lisa and I invite you to check out our Creative Marriage Retreat coming up May 8-9 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.

Lisa and I will be there. And we’ll have some phenomenal guest speakers with us, including the founding pastor of LifeChurch Craig Groeschel and his wife Amy (check out Craig’s blog at

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to reignite the passion in your marriage and relax for a weekend at one of Texas’s premier resorts! For details, just check out our site at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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