Marriage is one of the most profound gifts from God to a husband and wife. Under the inherent instruction of God, marriage must be the most important single thing in all of a couple’s life. When a marriage relationship is strong, it can withstand the trials that will come along at some point during the relationship.
Two are Better than One
In order for a marriage to grow stronger, it must be exercised and trained in various areas with love and thoughtfulness for the other person. The only way to strengthen a marriage is understanding God’s concept of togetherness and companionship.
Scripture reminds us of the power and strength of togetherness with God strategically placed in the center of our relationship. It states, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
Marriage has Moments of Unscheduled Surprises
When we commit ourselves to each other in marriage, and the Lordship of Jesus Christ, God will multiply our efforts because of the labor we put forth. Another point of interest to be reminded of as we build a strong marriage is the fact that we must love intentionally, share deeply, fight fairly while forgiving freely. As we know all too well, marriage certainly has its moments of unscheduled surprises along the journey, but God so graciously offers His divine guidance through the trials of marriage where two people are becoming one.
Turn Areas of Weakness into Strength
Nevertheless, couples need to embrace the notion that good strong marriages do not just happen. Good strong marriages are a product of the combined efforts of two committed people who labor together with God over a period of time as they turn areas of weakness into strength. As a husband and wife fully engulf themselves in making their marriage a high priority, their relationship will grow stronger and stronger in their determination to honor God.
God Intends for Marriage to be Special
In marriage, we are Stronger with God as He intends for marriage to be a special relationship in which two people cultivate the mentality of- “a threefold cord is not quickly broken”. When this mentality is experienced, couples will reap the harvest of deep intimacy and the most complete fulfillment of God’s promised.
Question: Do you have areas in your marriage that need to be strengthened? If so, ask God for wisdom on how to strengthen them. Listen closely as He explains how.
-Terome & Ronda Fulmore