The Real Meaning of “I DO” By Mildred Kingsley Okonkwo
A lot of people think that marriage is hard because they don’t know what to do. We are going to be looking at the real meaning behind the word “I DO”. Love is not the only thing that makes marriage to work, it is even the least factor.
One of the first thing that you should know before going into marriage is that marriage is not a reward but it is an assignment. What is your definition about marriage, what is marriage to you. Marriage is a journey of destiny and it is also a partnership in fulfilling destiny.
Before going into marriage, you must know what you are getting yourself into because many of us thinks that marriage is a bed of roses, am not saying that marriage is not sweet, marriage is sweet but there are times when things won’t go the way you want or think, so all you have to do is to apply wisdom when situations like that arises, so before saying I do, you must know that marriage is a journey of destiny, where you two needs to work together to make things work.
People are learning marriage from social media, why are you learning marriage from social media, did social media create marriage. God started marriage, so everything about marriage should be learnt from God that is why you need to be careful of what you listen to so that you will won’t be misled.
Men, when you say “I DO”, you are simply saying that you will love her, the bible says husbands love your wives as Christ loves the church according to Ephesians 5:25. It means that you will always put her ahead of your needs, putting aside all selfishness.
Women, when you say “I DO”, you are simply pledging to help according to Genesis 2:18. You are created to be a help, stop complaining about your assignment which is to help your husband because women are assigned to be a help mate to their husband.
Men, when you say “I DO”, you are simply saying that you will lead her. Leadership means you take a lead in all things. When you are saying I do, you are pledging to serve, take a lead in parenting, parenting is not only for women, you are the priest of your home so take responsibility.
Women, when you say “I DO”, you are pledging to honor and summit to your husbands. Your duty as a wife is to summit to your husband. I have never heard or seen any woman that is happy in her marriage complaining about honoring and summiting to her husband, your happiness in marriage is tied to bring submissive, so honor your husband.
God bless you as you apply.