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Matt and Laurie Krieg: This Is How God Saved Our (Mixed-Orientation) Marriage

Key Quotes from Laurie Krieg

“My default sexual attraction is not toward the gender of my spouse, which would be male, but it’s toward women. However, here I am in marriage—which we believe God’s design for marriage, his only definition is between a man and woman.”

“It turns out the Word of God is alive and active.”

“I believe God allowed me to experience what a life devoid of him feels like…I felt like I was emptiness.”

“The Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit…is the only source of life and hope and peace, and if I wanted his gifts, then I wanted him. And if I wanted him, then I wanted what he had for me, and he called me—not everyone like me—me to this marriage, this impossible marriage.” 

“We are not created for a post-Fall world. We are created for Eden…[and God] had us incomplete even pre-Fall.”

“Sex difference isn’t a cosmic joke or a cosmic punishment. If God has called you to marriage, you are called to model the gospel.”

“We’ve got to dethrone sex in marriage from the idol it’s become.”

“When sex was off the table, it forced us to really wrestle through, ‘What is the purpose of sex?’”

“I think that it is so important for us to not look at [marriage] nor away from it, but to look through our marriage to God, who is one who we will marry someday.”

Mentioned in the Show by Matt and Laurie Krieg

1 Corinthians 7:5
Ephesians 1:21
Ephesians 5:31-32
Jude 17-19
Psalm 51

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As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye