Making Your Marriage Work

I’m sitting here tonight heartbroken for a couple that have been friends of ours and their marriage is on the verge of ending.  It pains me to see two people who both have done so much for the kingdom of God to head down the road of divorce because of sin and stubbornness in their lives.

This post is in no way me saying that I know how to make a marriage work perfectly but I do know one thing…God give us a command in Scripture:

Ephesians 5:22-33

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

As a married couple there needs to be two major things that are going on constantly…LOVE AND RESPECT.  Husbands we are to love our wives like Christ Loves the church.  That’s not just a lovey dovey love…we are talking a sacrificial love…COMPASSION…a level of love that draws out action!  Our wives need to know that we love them…its one thing to say it and another to show her.  Treat her right, do chores around the house for her, provide for her needs, give her your time, dont make her share you with other women, LOVE HER!!!

Women, obey your husbands or RESPECT THEM just as the church obeys Christ.  A man needs to know that he is respected by his wife.  Honor him…go out of your way to give him things that he desires.  Make him feel like he is the king of his little world!

Both of these things will feed on one another.  The more the husband shows his love to his wife the more respect that the wife will show the husband which leads to even more love and more respect…You get where I’m going with this?

In short…Husbands…LOVE!!!  Wives….RESPECT/OBEY! Don’t let the Devil get a stronghold in your marriage.

Pastor D.

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~ by pastordarryl on December 8, 2011.

One Response to “Making Your Marriage Work”

  1. Amen Darryl! Thank-You for posting. I want to let you know we are praing for your friends. I pray they find God’s Grace and they work together and get back together.

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