It Takes Time to Grow a Marriage

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh.

(Genesis 2:24)

So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
let not man separate.

(Matthew 19:6)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You are the One who brings revival and truth into our lives. Forgive us, O God, we pray, whenever we are seeking the world’s wisdom instead of the wisdom that is found in Your Word. Let us grow in our love for You and Your Teaching more and more. Reveal to us, O LORD, the things that You require us to obey. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

What does it take for a marriage to work?  Besides love, patience and effort, one of the most important ingredients to make a marriage work is time. It is important to take time. 

As a couple, we need to spend quality time together: going for a walk, having a candlelit dinner, visiting places, spending time with one another and being romantic. True, it isn’t always easy to do because our schedules are already filled with working hours, chores, fitness, hobbies and more. But it is important that we will take the time to build and nurture our marriage. Keep the marital bond healthy. 

Divorce never happens overnight. There must have been issues with the marriage before. Maybe they had been ignored again and again? Perhaps the couple has not taken the time to probe the causes of the problems? Unresolved issues and arguments are dangers that can sneak into any marriage. Beware of them. Be on your guard! So, another important ingredient to make a marriage work is communication. It is important to time to listen and talk. 

The best anchor of a working marriage is, of course, the LORD Jesus. We might face some similar issues and hardships in our married life than non-believers do. However, having Jesus at the helm of our marriage-boat will make things so much more worth it.

Stop to pray, then do your husband good today.

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