Technically he said "marriage" where I'm writing "relationships" -- and then talked about other relationships (within families and communities) where the same is true...so I'm using all of that context to influence what I suggest is not a word for word quote but is accurate. :) (Do I really think that you are going to go download the podcast of this sermon and check my accuracy? No, it's not paranoia. It's training as a journalist more likely. Well...and paranoia.)
He suggests (and darn it, I'm pretty sure he's right) that God does not give us relationships to make us happy (or for us to make the other person happy) but to make us HOLY. Oh, sometimes happiness comes along for the ride like a big old slathering of frosting on the cake, sure. Anyhow, if you buy this thought -- if I buy it -- it has some interesting implications.
What do you think?