My Marriage Is Better, and I Feel Guilty About It

with Ron Deal | August 20, 2020

It sounds odd but that's what some divorced and remarried people feel. The church doesn't help when we're condescending. The message is, "You had a failed marriage so you're a failure and you don't deserve to be happy." What? I thought there was no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I think we're all relying on that one. Yes, sin is dark and has consequences in this life. But that doesn't mean a repentant heart can't rest in the warmth of God's mercy and grace. Shame free.

It sounds odd but that's what some divorced and remarried people feel. The church doesn't help when we're condescending. The message is, "You had a failed marriage so you're a failure and you don't deserve to be happy." What? I thought there was no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I think we're all relying on that one. Yes, sin is dark and has consequences in this life. But that doesn't mean a repentant heart can't rest in the warmth of God's mercy and grace. Shame free.

My Marriage Is Better, and I Feel Guilty About It

With Ron Deal
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August 20, 2020
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Ron: Yes, Ron, this marriage and family are much better than my first and I feel guilty about it.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: That sounds a little odd, but that’s what some divorced and remarried people feel. The church doesn’t help when we’re condescending. The message is, “You had a failed marriage so you’re a failure and you don’t deserve to be happy now.”

What? I thought there was no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I think we’re all relying on that one. Yes, sin is dark and has consequences in this life. But that doesn’t mean a repentant heart can’t rest in the warmth of God’s mercy and grace. Yes, rest in it. And help others rest in it, too. Shame free. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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