What is a Christian Marriage?
Jesus tells us how important it is to have a godly marriage.
There are so many divorces
today that the world sees marriage as a contract that can be broken with no reason at all.
I believe with all my heart,
that if Joe and I did not have Christ in the center of our
marriage that we would have been one of those divorces.
Without Christ being the center
of the marriage, you will not make it. As a couple you should
daily, pray together.
God honors a marriage where
Christ is the head, and is directing the path of the couple.
Today, make Christ the head and
center point of your marriage and see the difference your lives
What is marriage?
As of, June 18, 2011, Joe and I have been married for 34 years.
Has it been easy? No, at
times it has truly been hard. We have had our ups and
downs. But Praise God, we had enough sense to know that
we must depend on God.
Being married 30+ years,
you get to really know each other. I can tell what Joe
is thinking, before he says anything, and he knows the
same about me.
We have had to depend on
God, when we did not know what we needed to do, even to
the point of where we would live.
We have raised two
Christian daughters. They love the Lord, but they
also know what it is like to have a good marriage. They
know that it is being able to stay together through the
good and the bad.
My parents were married 62
years when Daddy went to be with the Lord. They raised
six children. We asked Mama (after Daddy died), why we
never heard them argue? She said they had their moments,
but they took them to the bedroom and never went to bed
mad at each other. She said they never said things to
hurt each other. They just were able to talk it out. She
also said that there were times they did not agree, but
they respected one another's opinion. They never used the
words, "I told you so." They just cared for one another
enough to know what true love is all about. WOW! What a
That is the key,
communication. Being able to talk it over in a sensible
manner, without shouting and raging a war.
This is the key to a
Psalm 91: 1 & 4
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
defines marriage as, "the state of being married;
wedlock; the act of marring or the ceremony entered into
by a man and woman so as to live together as husband and
wife. The ability or being able.
Did you understand
the last five words of the definitions, "the ability or being able."
That means once married we have the ability and are able to stay
together, as husband and wife, til death do we part.
St. John 2: 1-9,11, "On
the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and
His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they
ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They
have no wine," Jesus said to her, "Woman what does your
concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to
you, do it." Now there were set there six waterpots of
stone, according to the manner of purification of the
Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus
said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they
filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, "Draw
some out now, take it to the master of the feast." And
they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted
the water that was made wine, and did not know where it
came from (but the servants knew) the master of the
feast called the bridegroom. This was the beginning of
signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His
glory; and His disciples believed in Him."
Jesus also knew the
marriage between a man and woman was so important that
His first miracle was done at a wedding. He turn the
water into wine.
Hebrews 13:4, "Marriage is
honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but
fornicators and adulterers God will judge."
Genesis 2: 24, "Therefore
a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to
his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
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