Your marriage matters to God! God wants to see you succeed! God wants to see you and your spouse pour His love into each others lives. Marriage can be hard, marriage can be impossible. If your married you know what I'm talking about. If your NOT married, take it slow. Wait on God's perfect plan. Stay pure and get to know the person. When a marriage has Christ as the center it is beautiful! But, you both need to be fully committed to your individual relationship with God, desiring to please Him first. Looking to HIM to meet your physical, emotional, material and spiritual needs. Not looking to your spouse. Its impossible for your spouse to meet these needs. We all have a God shaped void in our hearts, and ONLY GOD can fill it. Not money, not pleasure, not drugs or alcohol, not relationships, glutiny, pride or vanity. ONLY GOD can meet our needs. We were created for HIM! To LOVE HIM, WORSHIP HIM and bring HIM Glory! "God made us to love and worship Him. When we do what we were created to do it brings so much peace and purpose to our individual lives and to our marriage!!
Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:20-21 (NKJV)
Marriage—Christ and the Church
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 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. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:22-33
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (NKJV)
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13