“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3
Are you familiar with the verse in Genesis where God says, “It is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” (Gen. 2:18). If you think about it, even in the idyllic setting of the Garden, with the opportunity to walk and talk with God, God knew Adam had a loneliness that could only be filled with a helpmate.
When you choose to marry in God’s timing and with His leading, He provides you with a spouse who completes you. He brings you together to balance each other out, fulfilling the verse that the “two shall become one.” Where one spouse is weak, the other will usually be strong. (If one is shy, for example, the other is outgoing.) What happens is that you “rub off” on each other and your differences tend not to be as stark over time.
That’s not to say that this blending and completing of each other is easy! Sometimes you’ll need insight from others who have been through what you are going through, or sometimes you’ll just need a fresh look at how to understand your mate and meet their needs in a way you might not have thought to use.
The family who prays together, stays together… Ask God for guidance in your marriage. Tips for a strong Christian Marriage…
- Always keep God First.
- Pray together.
- Respect and honor each other.
- Encourage each other to grow together.
- Read the Bible together as much as possible.
- Be swift to hear & slow to speak.
- Make time to communicate with each other.
- Protect and honor your marriage vows.
- Do not let others come between your marriage.
- Have a “Mission Statement” for your Marriage & Family.
- Thank God everyday for your Mate & the Life you have together.
- Understand that “love” is a choice, not a feeling.
“But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Mark 10:6-9)
“For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)