Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Goal is Holiness, Not Happiness, Part 4 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)

November 18, 2014

In marriage, two people have to care for each other. This combats our inherent selfishness. In many ways, marriage is a crucible in which character is forged, where happiness is found in pleasing your mate, not yourself.

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Those who think marriage is a magic door to happiness should note that half of all marriages fail today. God intended marriage to develop character, and a hard heart can break the bonds between a couple if one will not repent. 
November 17, 2014
On their wedding day, few starry-eyed couples realize the searchlight that their marriage will be in revealing the character flaws they both have. Being happy is not the purpose of marriage as far as God is concerned.  
November 14, 2014
There is good evidence in the Bible that marriage is more about developing character than insuring a lifetime of bliss. When the rough spots come, and they will, what are couples to take from those experiences?  
November 13, 2014
The purpose of the marriage vow is to make an exclusive commitment to your spouse. If that commitment is not kept, you destroy the trust that a working marriage requires.
November 12, 2014
The Bible tells us how to make marriages last, and in this message, we will see why living a life of love, purity and honor is the only way this can happen.  
November 11, 2014
In marriage, conflicts arise, and the temptation to split up is often great. What is the glue that can bind two people together when the romantic luster fades? Keeping our commitments can save our marriages and our families.
November 10, 2014
When marriages break up, many have prenuptial agreements to split up their belongings. Few take seriously the covenants they enter into. This message will go back to the basics of why marriage in God’s eyes is a lifetime deal.
November 7, 2014
While there were differences between Wanda and Gustav Lutzer, they were never irreconcilable. Their marriage lasted 76 years, when Gustav passed away at age 106.  In this message Dr. Erwin Lutzer, their fifth child, tells of their commitment. 
November 6, 2014
Gustav and Wanda Lutzer celebrated 76 years of marriage in Canada. Their fifth child was Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who is telling their story on Running to Win. He lists five principles that kept his parents together through thick and thin.   
November 5, 2014
What keeps a couple together 76 years, surviving war, emigration, deprivation, and material want? This message will tell the story of the parents of Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and why their marriage lasted so long.
November 4, 2014
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About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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