What do Newlyweds discover about each other?

“First, you begin to find out how selfish this wonderful person is. Second, you discover that the wonderful person has been going through a similar experience and he or she begins to tell you how selfish you are. And third, though you acknowledge it in part, you conclude that your spouse’s selfishness is more problematic than your own.”
What Christian truth needs to be at work in marriage?

“The Christian principle that needs to be at work is Spirit generated selflessness–not thinking less of yourself or more of yourself but thinking of yourself less. It means taking your mind off yourself and realizing that in Christ your needs are going to be met, and are, in fact, being met so that you don’t look to your spouse as your savior.”

(Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage, pp. 55,58)

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