There was a sermon on one of my missions trips in high school that has stayed with me all these years. That sermon marked a milestone in my life. The sermon was about the Jews expanding their borders as they spread the knowledge of God to the people groups around them. Each of us on the trip, as several churches had converged on Reynosa, Mexico to minister, were encouraged to expand our borders—to reach beyond ourselves as we reached out to others.
As I read the above article about self-expansion and marriage, that sermon came back to me. Dr. Lewandowski says, “People have a fundamental motivation to improve the self and add to who they are as a person.”
How do you feel when you learn something new? How do you feel when someone close to you learns something new and they share the experience with you?