Passion: Week One

In the first week of the “Passion” series, Pastor Nate Gagne reads from Song of Solomon in which a bride is talking to her groom. God didn’t create us with feelings to have an emotionless life, the things we equate with marital satisfaction are passions that God ordained. However, when we take them out of the context of marriage or pervert them with our own images of what marriage should be, that’s when relationships start to burn out. Pastor Nate equates a cold marriage to a cold house; it’s just uncomfortable. The key to reigniting your marriage is to provide lots of kindling rather than gasoline (positive reinforcements rather than accelerants) and to fan the sparks back into a flame. Rather than turning the cold shoulder or playing the blame game, celebrate the victories over pettiness and try to remember to be kind, even when it’s difficult.