Marriage and The Olympics

“It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication” – Herb Elliot. Australian Athlete, Olympic Gold Medallist (Rome, 1960)

When Pierre de Coubertin started the modern Olympics, one of his goals was for the Olympics to be used as an inspiration in other areas of life. The games have been used to inspire sports and businesses – but for the first time, we are looking at the Olympics and Olympic champions to see what lessons we can learn from them that could be applied to our marriages in particular and to life in general.

What attributes makes them champions and how can we apply these to our marriages to have marriages fit for champions? Can we really learn anything from the games?

Learning from “wordly” or “mundane” things is not a new thing. God told Jeremiah, “Go down to the potter’s house and there i will give you a message (Jeremiah 18:2)…As Jeremiah wtached the potter, the word of the Lord came to him.

In a similar way, there is a message and lessons that we need to learn from the Olympics games. These will be the focus on the next few posts on this blog.

Together, we will build marriages fit for champions!


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