My wife has left me. She will be at snow camp this weekend with the teens. But in the mean-time I will post my very first marriage principle. It's simple & obvious, but hey, I've been married for less than 2 months. I envision more marriage principles to come in the future:
Marriage Principle #1
You do not move FROM friendship to dating to engagement to marriage. You simply ADD the latter to the former. A healthy marriage is one in which the married couple is still actively engaged, dating & friendly.
This principle also applies to Christianity. In the stages of grace, we don't move FROM prevenient to convicting to justifying to sanctifying. We simply ADD the latter to the former. A healthy Christian is one who is still confessing sins, experiencing conviction, and being made aware of God's reality.