And then there’s the questions about theology, worship and devotion, and the roles of husband and wife — questions that far too many couples don’t think to ask. The Surpassing Goal: Marriage Lived for the Glory of God 3.
— 1 Peter 3:1-2 For many people, the word submission implies serving someone else hand and foot. We assume that such deference would sap a marriage of the mutual respect and service that a marriage ought to have to make it strong and vital.
While the setting was close to perfect, the two people were not.
And we were about to find out how different our needs were. He was making assumptions that seemed logical to him.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally. At Desiring God, one of our most accessed pages online is a set of questions John Piper put together for couples preparing for marriage (chapter 1 in this book).
Getting to know that special someone includes learning about family and friends and schooling and athletics, favorite pastimes, books, movies, life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in our background and the darkest. There is some of the typical stuff — like friends and entertainment and lifestyle and children — but many have found that Piper’s way of putting the question helps get right at some pretty deep stuff.