Living Out God’s Design for Marriage

Living Out God’s Design for Marriage

Complementarity is a big label we use for God’s full design for marriage, and several excellent books help to explain what it all means.

But another way to witness God’s design for marriage is to pull up a chair and learn from couples who are seeking to honor God by living out their complementarian convictions — a husband leading his wife so she will flourish, and a wife coming alongside her husband to help him.

Such a marriage runs contrary to our selfish desires and requires nothing short of the power of the gospel, as you will hear in this 4-minute clip with Matt and Lauren Chandler, as they open up their lives to explain the particular hurdles they have faced over the years in learning to express God’s beautiful design for their own marriage.

Matt Chandler is a husband, father, pastor, and author. Lauren Chandler is a wife, mother, and singer, songwriter, and recording artist.

More resources on complementarity:

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Tony Reinke is a staff writer for Desiring God and the author of three books: Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011), Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015), and The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (2015). He hosts the popular Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at