“You may now kiss the bride.” Our wedding day is such a wonderful day! It is filled with so much excitement and joy. Then, the wedding is over and you are now married. But what exactly does that mean? I know I love this man, but can I really live with him 24/7?
Marriage is a covenant, a sacred bond, not only between the husband and wife but also with God. Marriage is not a contract, but it is a promise made before God. We can not negotiate or redefine what marriage is or should be. God had a plan from the very beginning that included marriage, the holy uniting of one man and one woman. Marriage is therefore a serious commitment that should not be taken lightly or entered into blindly.
Wow! That is some heavy stuff. This description of marriage looks a lot different than what we see on TV or out in the world. So many marriages end in divorce because we all expect the impossible. We want this person to be everything for us, but completely forget that he is also a human being with his own needs. We become so selfish, thinking this man can fulfill everything we need or want. The only one who is able to fulfill all your needs is God. If He is not at the center of your marriage, its foundation will crumble.
The first and foremost way to build a strong healthy marriage is to understand the design God has for marriage. We, as wives, were created for our husbands. We are to stand by him and look to him in major decisions. We are to love, honor, and respect our husbands. On our wedding day we vow “till death do us part”, and that is exactly what God had in mind!
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