According to Pastor Ford, marriage is about one thing, primarily—and it’s not love. Love won’t pay the rent. Love won’t even help you settle an argument, unless it’s agape love. Love is not what keeps a marriage together. It’s not love that does those things. It’s commitment.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.