He said the bible is clear to walk into marriage without illusions and I agree. We must understand what we are getting ourselves into.
So what is marriage without illusions? (note: these are my ideas and thoughts)
1) You are a sinner. You are selfish
2) Your mate is a sinner. Your mate is selfish.
3) What is the sources of conflicts: your wrong motives and selfishness! (James 4:1-5)
4) Marriage should cause us to become more like Christ as you spur each other towards Christ-likeness. Marriage should cause us to lay aside selfishness and become more self-controlled.
What are your thoughts about marriage without illusions? What are some illusions we bring into marriage?