The world and God have different views on the recipe for a good marriage. The world might say that couples need “chemistry”. God takes a different view. He says the covenant that men and women make with one another is what a good marriage is based upon. Spouses honor one another and God by understanding and honoring that covenant.
God is constantly trying to change us into the persons He created us to be. He uses marriage for this purpose. Recognizing these things provides an entirely new perspective on marriage. Marriage is a unique, intense form of Christian fellowship. Spouses are called upon to submit their self-interests in deference for God’s purpose and for one another. That certainly is not easy – especially with the world trying to influence how spouses view their marriage roles and what to expect. Focusing on God and His purpose for spouses is a tremendous help in weathering the inevitable challenges of marriage.
Ephesians 5:22-33. #marriage