The culture we live in promotes self-sufficiency even amongst those that are married. When women get married they are encouraged by their mothers and other women of wisdom to always keep a “stash” on the side “just in case.” Men are warned not to invest too much too soon just in case it doesn’t work out. What many of us don’t realize is that if you get married with the thought that you may one day get divorced then more than likely you will fulfill that prophecy.
Marriage requires being intentional about your commitment to your spouse and to your covenant. There is no way that you can prepare to fail and succeed at the same time. For instance, if you have a big interview with a company you know nothing about more than likely you will invest the time to learn about the company before going in for the interview. However, if you enter the interview without proper knowledge of the skills needed, or background information on how you can be successful then you are setting yourself up for failure.
The world doesn’t show you how to enter into a marriage prepared to give your all. However, God’s word reveals the secrets to having a successful marriage. If you are not “doing marriage God’s way” then you need to read Ephesians 5:21-33. These particular scriptures give us insight on how to pattern our relationships so that they may glorify God.
Successful marriages understand that they are to reflect the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church. If you and your spouse are not living out this principle, then it is time to recommit to God’s great purpose and plan for your marriage.
Joseph and I enjoy sharing these tips with you. We pray that you are finding your way to a happy and healthy marriage. Thanks for joining us on this journey towards improving married life through our relationships with God.