Wedded Wednesday

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Many thanks to Kpapa for her design!

Wedded Wednesday is a collaboration
of married bloggers sharing their inspirations,
anecdotes, struggles and thoughts regarding
the amazing union of two separate people, as one.

Let life's experiences draw you closer together.

When shaping a vessel, potters exert equal pressure with their hands on both the outside and the inside of the clay to prevent it from collapsing. After the clay dries, it is glazed and then placed in a fiery kiln. The intense heat perfects the clay by removing blemishes, strengthening it and enhancing the paint colors. The once wet piece of clay is finally transformed into a beautiful and useful piece of pottery.

Marriage can be viewed as a similar work in progress. Like the clay, you and your spouse will constantly face various pressure from life - job changes, financial stress, parenting responsibilities and the list goes on. To prevent your marriage from collapsing, you must respond to any external pressure with the internal pressure of a powerful relationship with the living God.

Just as clay is fired in a kiln, so will your marriage go through periods of intense heat. But remember that your heavenly Father is using these times to remove imperfections in your relationship and make it stronger and more beautiful. Face the difficult times together, and let the Lord mold and perfect your marriage, lifting you to higher levels of intimacy with each other and Him.

O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Isaiah 64:8

From the book Married for Life.

Please share your Wedded Wednesday posts:


Meredith said...

I love this illustration of marriage! It's also a great reminder that when a crack appears, it can spread quickly...but it can also almost always be repaired by the potter.

Liz said...

I agree with Meredith. :)

Love your blog - I was just introduced to it and added a post that I wrote today, which happens to be Wedded Wednesday!

Unknown said...

This is a great analogy. I have to keep reminding myself that trials = molding = beauty in the end.

Thanks for sharing Leah!

Jen said...

Thanks for starting this! I added it to my blog today too. :)

Stephanie said...

I loved reading this! It was so inspiring and so true. Love your new heading too!!!

Randine said...

You know what I am going through.




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