The Story of Ian & Larissa


One of the great hurts of ministry is the frequency with which I sit and counsel couples who have, for a variety of reasons, decided that they may no longer love each other and who are moving towards separation and/or divorce. It is against this backdrop that I find the video below – the story of Ian & Larissa, to be breathtaking. Rarely do we see examples of such stunning, beautiful and Christ-like marital love. I hope and pray that you will take a few minutes to watch, and that you will pass it on to others as well. May it be a challenge and a reminder to each of us of the beautiful gospel picture contained in a faithful marriage.

The video was created by Desiring God and John Piper said this as a means of introduction.

I tremble with the glad responsibility of introducing you to Ian & Larissa Murphy in this video. Tremble, because it is their story and so personal. So delicate. So easily abused. So unfinished. Glad, because Christ is exalted over all things.

HT: Justin Taylor

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

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