What Keeps a Marriage Together

Six Things That Keep a Marriage Together

When I was younger, I enjoyed using magazine clippings as collage materials. Gluing two pieces of paper together was a fascinating process to me. Once the adhesive had cured, the paper had become quite tough to rip. But I guess I could always just shred it to pieces. Marriages are a prime target for the adversary. Yet things need not be that way.

Covenant Marriage

In Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, the Bible states, “With two people, the work is divided, and if one person is hurt, the other may pick them up and help them get back on their feet. Someone who falls and has no one to lift them up has my deepest sympathy. Moreover, body heat is conserved if two people lay together. However, how can one remain warm while they are by themselves? Even while one person can’t protect oneself against a strong opponent, two people can. Three strands of a cable cannot be easily severed.”

The marriage vows we exchange are a public declaration of our commitment to one another and to God. At the wedding, the couple promises to one other and to God that they would treat each other with nothing but the utmost respect and affection for the rest of their lives. The truth is, though, that even the healthiest of marriages have difficulties at some point. The glue that binds our relationships together might eventually dry up, leading to divorce or separation, if we’re not cautious. How can we strengthen our marriage? Listed below are six kind of “glue” that keep a couple together:

  • Dedication

You promised God and your spouse your undivided devotion whether you exchanged vows in a courtroom or a church. When you put on a wedding ring, you’re proclaiming to the world your unwavering devotion to your partner. God’s will must remain at the center of your marriage, even in the face of adversity. Keeping your word, no matter how challenging, will help you fulfill God’s greater plan for your life. Christ and the church are reflected in the marital connection. The messiness of marriage is a necessary part of becoming the pure bride Christ wants to take with him when he comes. Keeping our marital vows in good standing is one method we may avoid seeming guilty in his eyes.

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You say you’re a Christian, but imagine that you’re not. You were an active member of the community who volunteered their time at various organizations. In contrast, you ignored God for the other six days of the week and didn’t even give Him a second thought. Describe the kind of relationship you envision having. But that’s just the way it is with certain of your connections to the Creator. He longs to have a close relationship with us. He doesn’t try to impose his will on us because he wants us to come to him voluntarily.

A marriage is the same way. If you didn’t talk to each other for a few weeks, how would it affect your relationship? If a couple has trouble talking to one another, the marriage will eventually end. Because of this, it’s important to move beyond the superficial level of conversation. Let’s have a heart-to-heart about our emotional requirements, old hurts, and anything else that can cause tension between us. While this may cause tension, a devoted couple may be comfortable that their differences will be resolved.

Unfortunately, there are people in this world who will let you down. Your spouse is the most important person in your life. We humans have a tendency to put our own wants and desires ahead of those of our partners, which may lead to pain and betrayal. But when one of you wounds the other, you must learn to forgive quickly. God promises to be loyal and fair in forgiving our sins when we forgive others. Likely, we’ve done the same crimes against our partner as they’ve committed against us. When we put things in the context of our marriage, it’s far simpler to forgive and go on than to harbor resentment. When your partner hurts you, it’s important to forgive them quickly. We are all obligated to forgive any injustice done to us, regardless of how difficult or how long it may take. Jesus teaches us to forgive frequently, even if we don’t think the other person deserves it. If you find it difficult to forgive on your own, pray to God for assistance. When you forgive your spouse, you not only strengthen your marriage, but you also break the emotional and spiritual chains that hanging on to an offense creates.

  • Love
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This may seem trite, but love really is the strongest bond in a couple’s union. Love is more than simply a sensation; don’t ever forget that. Although the initial excitement of our romance has likely subsided, the beauty of love is that it only becomes stronger with time. The closeness we have as a result of our longtime friendship and shared living arrangements is unmatched by any other pairing. For this reason, it is one of the most challenging partnerships to sustain, since our growing familiarity with one another inevitably reveals our own faults and limitations. The body makes it simple to use these faults as a source of self-righteousness. Of course, that’s not the kind of love God intends for us to have with our spouse. Instead, he asks that we love our partner as much as we love ourselves. Although we may make errors, our relationship will flourish as we grow to love each other unconditionally and as a result, our devotion to God will increase.

Emotional connection is essential to a happy marriage, and it’s not just about talking to one other. For people to feel emotionally linked, it takes more than merely sharing comparable interests. It implies making it possible for partners to talk freely about whatever is on their minds without fear of judgment. While it’s important for spouses to point out when the other is making mistakes, it’s also crucial for each partner to know that their privacy will be respected no matter what is said. When partners in a marriage don’t feel secure in their relationship, they treat one other like roommates instead of partners. God does not want us to just go through the motions in our relationship with him, and he also does not want us to only go through the motions in our marriage. Marriage has the greatest potential to be both the most gratifying and the most damaging relationship we’ll ever have. Sharing our most private feelings with another person strengthens our connection to that person in a way that no other relationship can. Both the emotional and sexual connection will strengthen as a result of this.

  • Honor
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We promised each other love, honor, and cherish on our wedding day. Honoring someone indicates a great level of respect for them. This includes respecting their thoughts and feelings, prioritizing their requirements, and encouraging them to flourish. This indicates that we shouldn’t talk trash about our partners to anybody, even if we trust them. To confide in a trusted friend or family member and ask for help with a problem in your marriage is one thing. It’s another else entirely to speak ill of someone in order to lower that person’s opinion of themselves. It is our duty as partners to present them in the most favorable light to the outside world. Having us there can make a difference in their life.

While it’s true that no marriage is without its problems, one way we may show God our love and respect is by being true to our vows. No matter how hard the adversary tries to break us apart, he will never succeed if we put God at the core of our marriage and struggle to maintain our commitment to one another.

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My Passion for The Gospel bought about this great Platform.. I love to share the Good News. That's my PASSION. I don't believe the Gospel should be boring. Nobelie is so exclusive. You won't find what we offer any where else. You ask a friend.

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