Cross Pointe Church

Address

1800 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30097

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Service Times

Sunday 9:15 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Contact

678-812-4500

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Ephesians 5:22-23

When you think of your anniversary, you probably think about gifts. Year one is paper, year two is cotton, year three is leather, and so fourth. You might also plan a romantic getaway. Or you might get reservations for a fancy celebration dinner.

The most important thing to think about at your anniversary are the vows you made before God, and being faithful to each other. This is a great day to celebrate and honor what God has done in your relationship. Individually, Jesus saved you from your sins, and gave you everlasting life (John 5:24). That context makes it much easier to overlook those things about your spouse that annoy you—the way he leaves his clothes on the floor; or the way she chews her food.

Remember that in love, God put up with far more from you, and then suffered for all your sin against him. God Himself ordained marriage to display the most important relationship of Christ, the bridegroom, with his bride, the church (Ephesians 5:22–33; Revelation 19). Use your anniversary to share the gospel with your neighbors (Ephesians 6:19; John 13:35). Share it in the caption under your anniversary Instagram (1 Corinthians 9:16). Share it in your annual anniversary Facebook status update (2 Corinthians 5:20). Refuse to get lost in finding the perfect gifts or planning expensive honeymoon do-overs. Instead, make today a day to honor God and remind others what He has done in your lives, individually and together.

NEXT STEP

Think about someone with whom you can share your faith. Do this together, or separately--you and your spouse. Let your anniversary be a day you commit to your "one"... someone you are committing to share the Gospel with during the next year. Visit our Who Is Your One? resource to find out more about sharing Jesus with someone. Your marriage can be a powerful example of how God has worked in your lives, individually and as a couple. Use that example as a platform to share your faith!