There is evidence of failed marriages all around. A cartoon strip showed a young woman talking to a minister. She said, “John and I are having a terrible time, and we need your advice. We are trying to decide how to divide the furniture, who gets what of the money we’ve saved and who gets custody of the children.”
“Oh,” the minister asked, “are you contemplating divorce?”
“Oh, no,” she replied. “We are trying to work out our prenuptial agreement.”
Sadly, far too many are entering their marriage relationship with a defeatist attitude. Anyone entering into marriage need to heed the words of Jesus, “Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Mat. 19:4-6).
One of the keys to a lasting marriage is going into the relationship knowing that it is a life-long commitment. The scriptures teach that a couple going into a marriage desiring to please the Lord above all else will be a lasting, beautiful, and loving relationship.
Another key to a beautiful and lasting marriage is seen in these words of our Lord, “All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them” (Mat. 7:2). This statement is passionately referred to as the “Golden Rule.” This simple, yet profound, truth must implemented in every successful marriage. Always treat your spouse like you would want to be treated.
Remember, too, that love for your spouse must be shown in action (1 Jn. 3:18).
Go into marriage expecting something beautiful and lasting – NOT expecting defeat.
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Hamilton, Texas 76531
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