I like diagrams.
The Marriage Triangle is a favorite diagram of mine because it’s simple and profound. Here’s how it works:
As Sharon and I move “north” on the triangle toward the Lord Jesus, we move closer to each other as a married couple.
The opposite is also true. Moving south creates more space between us.
A critic may object that couples all over the world enjoy healthy marriages with no such Christian beliefs.
I would agree, to a point.
The Triangle, however, is based on the premise that God is the one who calls couples together.
Thus, embracing Jesus as the “integrating center” of a marriage reflects, truly, a match made in heaven.
The engaged couples I work with often think of religion as merely one segment of a broader life. One slice of a pie, perhaps.
That would be a very different diagram.