In the Race, the drivers wear special clothing, special
all-in-ones that protect them from fire particularly;
this clothing protects their
- arms and
Racing car drivers are prone to accidents that can
cause burns as well as other injuries. No driver
can race without wearing this special clothing not under
their racing suits and therefore not seen. They know
the dangers and cloth themselves to minimise it.
Broken marriages burn. In marriage there is also special
clothing that protects
- our thoughts
- what we do and
- where we go
That clothing has 3 parts, thankfulness, forgiveness
and respect. If we constantly choose to put on thankfulness,
forgiveness and respect as our underwear, then
our thoughts will be pure towards our spouse, explain
pure; our hearts will be kept warm and soft, our sexuality
will be protected from the enticements all around us;
what we do will be marked by integrity and where we
go will be safe.
Thankfulness, forgiveness and respect are choices of
behaviour and attitude, choices of will often, but having
made them and choosing to put them on daily will make
our marriages an example to our friends and family and
will be so fulfilling for us. In fact our marriages will
be successful, with both partners fulfilled spiritually,
mentally and physically.
Third piece of equipment:
THE RIGHT UNDERWEAR.
So the equipment needed to have a successful marriage
1. The expectation of not failing.
2. The presence of the third entity, God.
3. Wearing the right underwear.
Tonight do you have all the necessary equipment for
a successful marriage?
Next time you either watch the Bathurst 1000 or see
an advertisement for it pause and consider, do you have
the right equipment?
Remember that a 3 part cord cannot be easily broken
and if you put in place these 3 pieces of equipment,
your marriage will, I believe, be successful.
Talk given by Ps. Annette Parr from Christian City Church
Carlingford at the Lifemates Dinner on 25th May 2004