Somehow I managed to smash my good eye into a hard seat back on the first airline leg of our journey. Swelling quickly made my bad eye into my best eye. The swelling subsided, but left me with a world-class shiner. It made a nice conversation piece and subject for speculative jibes, especially since we are part of FamilyLife.
We attended a conference in a country our State Department recommends against visiting. There we met Christians from difficult countries few of us are likely to ever visit. These are men and women who put their lives on the line for Jesus Christ every day. Knowing them is a privilege.
And yet, we also have something to offer them. The biblical approach to marriage we teach is totally new to many. We led an encouragement and vows renewal program for two hundred couples. Sadly, some could not say one good thing about their spouses. Biblical marriage is a key part of God’s plan and an essential part of a thorough discipleship process.