Dallas Willard wrote that celebration is one of the “most important” spiritual disciplines, but it is also one of the “most overlooked and misunderstood.”
And when we began to look at it in the context of our own marriage, we quickly realized that Dallas Willard was exactly right, celebration is “overlooked and misunderstood.”
In this podcast we talk about the spiritual discipline of doing things we love, what obstacles we face when even considering this task, and practical ways we can encourage each other to go forward into pursuing our unique identities in Christ.
This week’s challenge:
Spend some time coming up with one way you and your spouse can hit the pause button in the next week and spend a couple hours celebrating the gift of your marriage. Spend some time coming up with an appropriate way to honor God. Just pick something. Pick something you both enjoy deeply. Pick something that’s maybe over-the-top too. Pick something that feels a little decadent, even if it’s not expensive, or maybe because it is. Pick something together. And then . . . go do it.
Resources on celebration in marriage:
The Spirit of the Disciplines: How God Changes Lives, by Dallas Willard
Fight Back With Joy: Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears by Margaret Feinberg
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Thank you all so much for listening . . . and we’ll be back next week.