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  • Writer's pictureSherry Kirkland

Salt and Pepper

Six months ago, at our annual marriage retreat, I was given a parting gift of a salt and pepper shaker. The two shakers were tied together. These were given to each couple as a symbol and a very specific reminder about our marriages. This symbol comes from a movie that we all watched together called Fireproof.

There is a fire chief in Fireproof that talks about how salt and pepper are very different. Their color, their make up and their tastes are very different but you always see them together. Men and women are very different. We contrast each other in many ways biologically, physically and emotionally are some examples. Despite our specific distinctions we bond together in marriage to become one.

In the movie the salt and pepper shakers were glued together. The glue represent our bond in marriage. The lesson was to keep your salt and pepper shakers together. Once they were glued together, you risk damaging one or both of them if you try to separate them. So you not only want to keep them together, you want to keep the bond between them strong.

The message we received this year was a good one. Easy to relate to and easy to apply to our relationships with our spouses. If you hadn't watched it yet, I really suggest that you watch the movie. So that you can get the full message about fireproofing your marriage. You not only want to keep your marriage from burning up but you want to be able to withstand the fire when it does come. I really liked this movie.

So today I'd like to send a shout out to my marriage retreat friends. I am so thankful to have you as a part of my life. Your marriages inspire me and encourage me to remain accountable in my own. It has been six months and I hope you all are still applying this years lesson to your marriages. I believe that I am. Hope to see you all soon and I can't wait to see what Tasha has in store for us next year.

Mark 10:9 9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Ephesians 5:25-33 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the LORD the church: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Genesis 2:24 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

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